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Indians Gain Valuable Experience On The Field And Under The Lights

Oskaloosa Senior Casey Hill will be a threat on both sides of the ball for the Indians in 2018.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – For the Oskaloosa Indians, the practices may have seemed long and tedious, but the work they have put in during the offseason and in practice had a chance to shine under the lights. For third-year head coach Jake Jenkins, he’s starting off the season with two successful seasons behind him. “It’s early,” […]

Northwest By-Pass Of Oskaloosa Gets Corridor Protection

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Iowa DOT Commissioner Tom Rielly was busy answering the phone on Friday morning at his downtown office. Rielly is in the insurance business, is a former state senator, and now sits on the Iowa DOT Commission as vice chair. He took part in the recent discussion with the rest of the commission […]

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Caleb Hammond prepares to take the 46-7 car onto the track at the Southern Iowa Speedway. (photo by Denis Currier/Oskaloosa News)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The engines could be heard warming up around Oskaloosa, something not so uncommon except it was 7:30 in the morning versus the evening. The excitement was building along with the volume from the engines. In town, people gathered at Julie’s Cafe for breakfast. Owners Julie and Trevor Wells were donating the money […]

Henry Realizes Dream Of Becoming A Panther

Oskaloosa Junior Cole Henry goes up for the high percentage shot against Saydel on Monday night.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The football practice field seems a long way away from the basketball court of the University of Northern Iowa on a hot August afternoon. For Senior Cole Henry, the reality of a lifelong dream coming true is helping him make the most of his senior year, and helping the August heat be […]

What Does Poverty Look Like In Mahaska County

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Community members gathered at the ISU Extension building on Monday to talk about poverty in Mahaska County, and what does that look like. Natalie Aeschliman, Community Outreach and Data Specialist for SIEDA, said that during her work with low-income individuals, poverty can almost be invisible, and poverty has many different definitions from […]

Back To School Event Makes Sure Kids Are Ready

Lots of students and parents came out to the School Fair this past week held at Penn Central Mall.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Penn Central Mall in Oskaloosa was buzzing with the chatter of excited students, picking up their school supplies for the upcoming school year. Timothy Gibson with United Way said he was nervous the night before that no one would show up to the backpack event. Fortunately for Gibson, the crowd was […]

Mahaska County Habitat For Humanity Celebrates Ground Breaking

Members of the Walker family were joined by Mahaska County Habitat for Humanity and Oskaloosa City Officials at their most recent groundbreaking ceremony.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The drought taking place has made the ground difficult to turn with a shovel, but that didn’t stop the Mahaska County Habitat for Humanity from making it happen. The nonprofit is once again finding its legs after a year of regrouping, and is now finding a way to make a community impact […]

George Daily Auditorium Announces New Season

'George' is an original musical depicting George Daily, and was performed for the second time in honor of the George Daily Auditorium's 20th Anniversary.

OSKALOOSA, IA — The George Daily Auditorium is excited to announce the 2018-2019 Professional Season! There’s a little something for everyone, so join us this year as we revisit some of our favorite companies in recent memory and welcome brand-new ones! The season kicks off on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 with “Artrageous,” a show combining […]

Cargill Donates Over 14k To Help People In Mahaska County

Cargill Cares committee members Ed Peck, Melissa Witt and Ryan Colter present Amy Meyer and Tim Gibson from United Way of Mahaska County a check for the proceeds of their July golf outing. The funds will go to support United Way's Operation Backpack/Back-to-School Fair, as well as the Mahaska County Homelessness Coalition.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Cargill in Eddyville recently donated $14,239 to the community on Tuesday. The funds raised by a golf tournament in July were matched by Cargill and will go towards United Way’s Operation Backpack/Back to School Fair and to the Mahaska County Homelessness Coalition. Mahaska County United Way Director Amy Meyer said, “Without a […]

Oskaloosa School Board Works Through Final Summer Meeting

Oskaloosa Community School Board

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board met on Tuesday night, where they went through a fairly typical agenda. In the superintendent’s report, Superintendent Paula Wright spoke about her effort to tell the district’s story on social media, in an effort to help parents and community members become more aware of the things taking place […]

     

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