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A Community Conversation Starts At Eggs And Issues

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The highly anticipated Eggs and Issues returned on Saturday morning, once again made possible by the Mahaska Chamber. The opening edition featured Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Groenendyk and Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt. Both answered questions posed to them by attendees from the public and questions from moderator Andy McGuire. Groenendyk fielded a […]

Yang Visits Oskaloosa, Striking Up A Conversation

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The whistlestop phase of the 2020 Iowa Caucus is underway. Andrew Yang, who is a Democrat candidate for President, is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and lawyer. The 44-year-old Yang is the founder of Venture for America, which is a nonprofit organization that focuses on creating jobs in struggling American cities. ” I love […]

Council Gathers For First Official Meeting Of 2020

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council held its first scheduled meeting of the new year on Monday, January 7, 2020. The City Council, in a first reading, approved the increase of the sanitary sewer rate. The purpose of the increase is to offset the debt generated by the upgrades to the sanitary sewer system […]

Mahaska County E911 Service Board Enters New 28E Agreement

Mahaska County 911 Dispatchers were honored this past week for their service and work to help the people of Mahaska County.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County E911 Service Board created a new 28E agreement to hire Mahaska County Emergency Management to manage the 911 operations for them. The E911 Service Board held a meeting on January 2nd, 2020 after their previous 28E agreement with Mahaska EMA was held invalid by a Mahaska County District Court […]

Delaney Continues His Bid For White House

Montezuma, Iowa – Former Maryland Congressman John Delaney continued his bid for the Democratic Nomination by visiting small-town Iowa. Delaney tossed his hat into the presidential race in July of 2017. On January 3rd, 2020, he was at Sauce’d Pizza and Pub in Montezuma, Iowa. He was then going to What Cheer to door knock, […]

Supervisors Organize For 2020

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met on January 2nd, 2020, to organize the Board for the upcoming year. Mahaska County Supervisor Steve Parker nominated fellow supervisor Mark Groenendyk to continue as Chairman of the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors. Mahaska County Supervisor Steve Wanders seconded the motion and Groenendyk was reappointed […]

WPU Experiencing Attendance Boom

Oskaloosa–The William Penn Athletics department enjoyed big crowds for several of its fall teams, bucking the current trend in collegiate athletics. Both men’s and women’s soccer, as well as football and women’s volleyball, all saw home attendance increases, headlined by women’s volleyball jumping 182% from 2018 and a whopping 298% from 2017 to an average […]

One Injured In Business Fire

An Oskaloosa Fire Department Press Release At approximately 10:46 am on Tuesday, December 31 the Oskaloosa Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at 801 High Ave West, B and H Automotive. Fire Department personnel were on scene within 3 minutes of notification. A car that was being repaired had started on fire near the […]

MAHASKA COUNTY YMCA NAMES NEW CEO

Mahaska County – Debbie Guild, President of the Mahaska County YMCA is pleased to announce the selection of Matt Larson as the new CEO of the Y. Larson brings with him 15 years of experience working in leadership positions within the Y. Most recently Larson served as Senior Director of Membership & Wellness at the […]

SCRAA Continues Land Acquisition Talks

An aerial view of the land that might be impacted by a new regional airport. (file photo)

PELLA- The South Central Regional Airport agency met in regular session on December 30th, 2019. During the public comment portion of the meeting, John Bandstra rose to speak regarding the way the meeting was posted. Bandstra expressed concerns with whether or not the airport agency had complied with the open meetings requirements with regards to […]

         

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