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Mahaska Health Foundation supports paramedic safety

The Mahaska Health Foundation recently purchased safety jackets for paramedics. Shown are, from left: Mahaska Health CEO Kevin DeRonde, Board Member Andy Holmberg, Paramedics Troy Schutt and Rob Hanlon, and Foundation Board Members Sandy Bailey, Josh Buckingham, Vicky Collette, Shawn Langkamp and Guy Vander Linden.

MAHASKA COUNTY — The Mahaska Health Foundation recently purchased reflective safety jackets to increase visibility and reduce the risk of injury for paramedics. According to Foundation Director Cathy Stahl, paramedics can put themselves in harm’s way when providing care for ill and injured patients, especially on roadways when responding to car accidents but also in […]

One Radio Vendor Stands Out At Meeting

Rey Freeman, radio consultant for the Mahaska County Supervisors, delivers his opinion on which vendor would best serve the needs of first responders in the county.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in a special session on Tuesday night where they heard their consultants recommendation for a new emergency radio vendor. A final decision will be made on December 17th on “which route to go and move forward,” said Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Groenendyk. “We’re looking for […]

Unveiling of the 1876 Centennial Block Building

Signatures found inside of Town Square Dental during renovation.

Historical Marker set for Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. OSKALOOSA – The unveiling ceremony for the Centennial Block Building Historical Marker, will take place in the lobby of Town Square Dental Office, 107 High Avenue East. It is set for Friday, Dec. 14 at 2 pm. The public is invited to attend. A short program […]

Ollie Man Injured In Accident South Of New Sharon

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On Friday, December 7, 2018, at approximately 11:00 am members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 1400 block of Highway 63, approximately 1 mile south of New Sharon, regarding a single vehicle accident. Upon law enforcement arrival, officials were assisted by citizens in extricating […]

Community Gets Opportunity To Meet Coaches and Athletes

From left to right; Wade Steinlage, Ryan Parker, and Cole Henry during Wednesday nights media night at Smokey Row.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – An evening of sports information was available to the community as William Penn’s Sports Information Director Wade Steinlage hosted a question and answer session with the coaches and athletes of the winter sports teams of William Penn University and the Oskaloosa High School. The question and answer session are held multiple times […]

Supervisors Approve Agreement For Engineer Services

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Monday, December 3rd, 2018. The Supervisors approved an agreement over the Buck Grove Trust properties, abating the taxes on the properties. The land used to belong to an oil company, and has been found to have hazardous waste, and the City […]

Showcase Of Homes Helps Homeless

The Oskaloosa Tour of Homes was held on December 2nd and 3rd. (photo by Ginger Allsup)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The annual Oskaloosa Tour of Homes took place on Sunday, as four homeowners shared their homes to help others without a home. The host church for this year’s tour was First Christian Church. The four homes on display included: Michelle & Nathan Lahner, 212 North 9th Jane & Dave Krutzfeldt, 2415 McMullin […]

Council Denies Rezoning Along South Market

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on Monday, December 3, 2018. On the agenda was a public hearing in regards to the rezoning of the property located at 1217 South Market Street from Single Family Residential District to Community Commercial District. Steve Scholtus spoke during the public hearing portion of […]

Sr. Officer Nick Langrabe was awarded Oskaloosa’s “Officer of the Year”

Sr. Officer Nick Langrabe during a recent traffic stop in Oskaloosa.

Sr. Officer Nick Langrabe was awarded Oskaloosa’s “Officer of the Year” on Monday. From the City of Oskaloosa: Senior Officer Nicholas Landgrebe joined the Oskaloosa Police Department December 1, 2014. In the past 4 years, Officer Landgrebe has become integrally involved in the Department’s activities. Officer Landgrebe has become involved in our evidence procedures, as […]

Oskaloosa Kicks Off The Holiday Celebration

The William Penn Band's 'Snow Globe' float got a lot of attention on Thursday evening during the annual Lighted Christmas Parade.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The 31st Annual Lighted Christmas Parade made its way through downtown Oskaloosa on Thursday evening. The theme for this year’s parade was “Sights and Sounds of Christmas”, and the sounds of the season could be found Thursday afternoon inside Penn Central Mall, as the Backrow Hooligans started off the celebration with their […]


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