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Frankel Building Family Members Come Searching For Their Family History

On Saturday, August 17, Oskaloosa had two visitors searching for their roots. Andrew Lubetkin, of Chicago, Illinois, and his brother Paul from Brooklyn, New York had been made aware of the recent recognition given to the Frankel Building which is now occupied by Smokey Row. Their great-great-grandparents, Isaiah and Babette Frankel, had constructed this building […]

First Responders Memorial Taking Shape

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Shovels, rakes, and the dream of becoming an Eagle Scout are helping to drive Gareth Stefanc to see a first responders memorial finished. On Thursday afternoon, Gareth and his father Scott Stefanc, along with other volunteers, were on their second day of work at the site inside Forest Cemetery near the War […]

Oskaloosa Shooting Team Gets A Few Moments Of Recognition

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Sitting just inside the door of Mahaska Drug on Saturday morning was a group from the Oskaloosa Shooting Team, who helped bring home a national shooting title. The winning squad for Oskaloosa consisted of Ethan Herr, Brandon Salevsky and Zack Salevsky, taking the title in dominant fashion by 20. Not only did […]

Dog Splash Celebrates Its 5th Year

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Do Dogs Smile? No matter the side of the fence you sit on, dogs were smiling today at the 5th Annual Dog Splash to benefit the Oskaloosa Bark Park. The first Dog Splash was created to help the fledgling dog park with maintenance costs, and that mission remains unchanged today. The event […]

Six Kids Awarded New Bikes From Hy-Vee

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Hy-Vee gave away six new bicycles on Friday. Gerad Curry, Store Director of the Oskaloosa Hy-Vee, talked about the program that put new bikes into kids hands. Earlier in the year, Hy-Vee ran Petals for Pedals, where a portion of every dozen roses that were sold went to help buy […]

Oskaloosa Band Students Wash Cars To Raise Funds

Oskaloosa, Iowa – At three locations on Saturday morning, OHS marching band students were busy washing cars to help raise money for the program. OHS Marching Band Director Mr. Copeland said the car wash is the biggest fundraiser of the year. The band also holds other fundraisers during the year to also help supplement the […]

Oskaloosa Diplomats Welcome New Teachers

Oskaloosa Public School Teachers that are new to the district were welcomed by the Oskaloosa Chamber Diplomats. Front row L-R: Alexa Wahlert, OES Special Ed; Megan Baker, OMS Special Ed; Rebecca Bock, MS & HS Teacher Librarian; Nicole Stewart, 6th Reading/Social Studies; Mackenzie Paris, OES Special Ed; Stephanie Visser, HS Science; Angie Hanson, Director of […]

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Outlines Why He Would Be The Best Choice For President

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Pete Buttigieg is currently the mayor of South Bend, Indiana and he’s hopeful he can move from city hall to the White House after November 2020. Buttigieg is polling middle of the Democratic pack with a 5.2 poll average, while Biden leads the field with a 30.5 poll average according to Real […]

School Board Hears Presentation On Goals For 2019-20

Oskaloosa Community School Board

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board met in regular session on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019. Oskaloosa School Superintendent Paula Wright gave a presentation to the Oskaloosa School Board in regards to the District, school, and individual improvement goals. The presentation was a result of questions she has fielded in regards to goals for the […]

Oskaloosa Water General Manager Looking To Minimize Water Loss

Oskaloosa Water Department

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Water Board met in regular session on Monday, August 12, 2019. The Board considered the pay application to KLC Construction in the amount of $39,630.39 for work installing water line along A Ave and L Street. The motion passed unanimously. The Board then considered the pay application to Dave Schmitt […]


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