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Icy Conditions Lead To Three Rollover Accidents

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Making the commute to work on Friday morning got a little dicey for those traveling in Mahaska County. According to the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office, twelve accidents happened in the county, with most of them being small fender-benders. There were, however, three rollover accidents, resulting in some minor injuries to motorists. According […]

Edgren to resign from school board

Erik Edgren [second from right\ announced on Tuesday that he will step down from the board in the near future.

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- More turnover on the board is imminent as another Oskaloosa School Board member announced they would not be completing their term on the board. Director District 6 member Erik Edgren announced on Tuesday that he would step down from the board in the near future. Edgren did not give an […]

Judge Denies Mahaska County’s Request To Dismiss Case

Legal documents were filed in Mahaska County District Court by Pella and Oskaloosa to force Mahaska County to once again participate in the 28E agreement for a regional airport.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The lawsuit being presented by the City of Pella and the City of Oskaloosa will continue, after 8th Judicial District Judge Lucy Gamon denied the request from Mahaska County to dismiss. Gamon said that the plaintiffs [Pella, Oskaloosa] gave fair notice to Mahaska County “of the factual incidents giving rise to the […]

Rotary Food Basket Program Still Serving Those Less Fortunate

Sunny Netland helped out Friday afternoon filling boxes for the Rotary Food Basket program.

On Friday, Oskaloosa Middle School students along with volunteers from the Oskaloosa Rotary joined together to help prepare Christmas dinner packages for those less fortunate in our community. Later in the afternoon, members of the Board of Realtors helped to fill those boxes that would be distributed the next day to help 375 families have […]

MidAmerican Energy Toutes Convenience Of Kiosk

Oskaloosa, Iowa – MidAmerican Energy held an open house of sorts on Friday, for a payment kiosk it has set up inside Penn Central Mall. Skip Joelson and Nina Ford with MidAmerican Energy said that the kiosk is “more convenient for customer payments. Better hours for customer payments. It’s open on the weekend. Later at […]

Mahaska County Asks Court To Dismiss Case

Legal documents were filed in Mahaska County District Court by Pella and Oskaloosa to force Mahaska County to once again participate in the 28E agreement for a regional airport.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The battle between Mahaska County and the cities of Pella and Oskaloosa had its first day in court. At this time, Daniel Gonnerman, attorney for Mahaska County, asked for the petition to be dismissed. Parties from both sides gathered in the Mahaska County courtroom on Friday afternoon, before Judge Lucy Gamon, to […]

State Auditors Report Outlines Theft And Recommended Changes

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A recently released audit of the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter from the state auditors office, identifying “$13,412.43 of improper and unsupported disbursements and undeposited collections.” The former Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter director, Lindsey Sime was sentenced in late October of 2017 to two years, less credit for time already served.. Sime pled […]

No Shave November Helps Area Kids

Oskaloosa Police Officer Nick Landgrebe presents a check to Big Brothers & Big Sisters Director Robbyn Duchow with a check from the funds raised during No Shave November.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The month of November has to hurt the bottom line of the shaving industry, but the good it does for local charities certainly more than makes up for it. In Mahaska County, several different groups participated in the ‘No Shave November’ fundraiser, with the City of Oskaloosa and the Mahaska County Sheriff’s […]

Listening Tour Hears About Challenges Facing Others In Iowa

The Listening Tour

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Just over a dozen people came together this week at the Oskaloosa restaurant ‘On the Green’ to be a part of the Listening Tour hosted by Interfaith Alliance of Iowa. Connie Ryan, Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa facilitated the evening’s discussion. Interfaith Alliance of Iowa is a statewide nonpartisan organization […]

Local Author See’s Success From Recent Book

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Sharing your creative talents with the world can be a scary affair, but can also be greatly rewarding as well. Tasha Janssen is known by her pen name of Tasha Harper, and she’s enjoying some well deserved success with her latest work. Janssen has written a total of eight novels, three of […]


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