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Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa

The Iowa Capitol

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 64 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 298 positive cases (a previously identified positive case in Black Hawk County is not from Iowa). There have been a total of 4,375 negative tests to date, which includes […]

Holly’s Headlines Update from the House for District 80 – March 27, 2020

Rep. Holly Brink (R-Oskaloosa) is seen here taking the oath of office in the Iowa House chamber as the 88th General Assembly. (submitted photo)

by Holly Brink Continuing the Work Hello friends, It is certainly and interesting and intense time as we are all experiencing the effects of COVID-19. I want to assure you that I am continuing to do all I can within my role as your Representative and I have your best interest in mind! As always, […]

Candidates Set for June 2nd Primary Election In Mahaska County

Voting Booth

The Mahaska County Auditors office released the candidates that have submitted papers to be part of the 2020 Primary Election. Mahaska County Auditor Susan Brown is encouraging residents to vote in the June 2 primary election by mailed absentee ballot due to concerns with the COVID-19 virus. Absentee ballots must be requested in writing. Forms […]

Second Case of COVID-19 Reported in a Mahaska County Resident

March 27, 2020 Mahaska County — A second case of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Mahaska County. According to the Mahaska County Public Health, the individual is between the ages of 41 and 60 years of age. This case did not require hospitalization the individual is self-isolating at home. A Mahaska […]

The Rozenboom Report by Senator Ken Rozenboom – March 27, 2020

Sen Ken Rozenboom talks about budgets and tax reform during Saturday's Egg's and Issues.

by Ken Rozenboom We are living in uncertain times. I am praying that each of you and your family is weathering the storm. As the situation in Iowa rapidly changes in response to the spread of COVID-19, I am getting many questions about what resources exist to help Iowans who have been affected. This newsletter […]

Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 2 additional deaths confirmed, Reynolds holds press conference today

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 56 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 235 positive cases. There have been a total of 3,740 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs. According to IDPH, […]

Oskaloosa Council Approves Purchase Of Farm Ground For SCRAA

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in special session on March 26th, 2020, with one item on their agenda. The item was a motion authorizing staff to issue payment for the acquisition of real estate associated with the South Central Regional Airport project. In the explanation for the payment, “The South Central Regional […]

Mahaska County Emergency Management Working To Make Accurate Information Easier To Find

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska County Emergency Management Administrator Jamey Robinson, along with Assistant Coordinator Josh Stevens, were busy on Thursday evening. They were putting together the final touches on a resource to help the residents in Mahaska County have the most accurate information possible about the current COVID-19 situation. As to why the resource is […]

Hite’s COVID-19 Update: 3/26/20

by Dustin Hite Another week of social distancing has passed, and more policy has been enacted to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state and country. While the Legislature was not in session this week, we are continuing to work by answering emails from constituents, fielding phone calls from local officials, and keeping you […]


Iowa National Guard Soldiers continued deliveries of medical personal protective equipment to more than 20 county distribution sites across the state on March 25. The missions were supported by two transportation units from the 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion out of Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. Soldiers from the 1133rd Transportation Company, out of Iowa […]


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