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Elvis: Rock ‘N’ Remember Hits the George Daily Auditorium Stage

Joseph Hall's Elvis: Rock "N" Remember Tribute (photo submitted)

OSKALOOSA, IA — Elvis is in the building! Joseph Hall has the look, the voice, the charm, and the moves to take us back to a time when fans fell in love with Elvis Presley. Joseph Hall’s Elvis: Rock ‘N’ Remember will be at the George Daily Auditorium on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. […]

Council Thanks Those Who Helped With Fire

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The change in day from Monday to Tuesday was due to the federal holiday of Presidents Day. Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt read a note, thanking the many people involved in helping to fight the International Ingredient Corporation fire that took […]

The Rozenboom Report – February 19, 2018

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R)

by Ken Rozenboom The deadline for the first funnel for this legislative session was Friday, meaning that our days last week were busy and full. This deadline propels us to focus on the issues we can realistically accomplish for this year. The Heartbeat Bill There is sure to be a passionate debate on Senate Study […]

Knoxville Woman Dies After Home Catches On Fire

A Knoxville Police Department Press Release At about 12:21 a.m. on February 18, 2018 Knoxville Police and Fire & Rescue Departments were called to the 200 block Terrace Lane for the report of a possible structure fire. Arriving units found a smoke filled home with two people sitting on a front porch. The people were […]

Homeless In Oskaloosa

David and Lora Foreman have been homeless on the streets of Oskaloosa for over a month.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The extreme cold and wind of winter have many in Iowa ducking for the warmth of home. Most residents in Oskaloosa appreciate and enjoy the safety that the warmth that their furnace provides them, along with the ability to open the refrigerator and cook their meals. There is another group of individuals […]

Oskaloosa Police Charge Man With Sexual Abuse

An Oskaloosa Police Department Press Release On Friday, February 16, 2018 the Oskaloosa Police Department filed Sexual Abuse 3rd charges on Michael Zurek age 23, of Oskaloosa, Iowa. These charges stem from an investgiation into allegations that on, or around February 2017 the defendant committed sex acts on a person he knew to be only […]

Vander Linden – Capitol Update: February 15th, 2018

State Expected to Take in More Revenue, Thanks to Federal Tax Cut Iowa taxpayers will see an even bigger reduction in federal tax liability thanks to President Trump’s tax cut, according to the Iowa Department of Revenue. This reduction also means the state will take in even more tax revenue, due to the deductibility of […]

Volunteers Helping Project Highlight City History

Oskaloosa firefighter Mark Tennison unveils the new brass plaque that will help residents and visitors alike learn more about Oskaloosa buildings.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A group of individuals have adopted historic buildings in downtown Oskaloosa and are working on investigating those buildings, and presenting that information on a brass plaque and a website. Ann Brower helped to spearhead the project in January of 2017, and included the efforts of Sherry Vavra and Jen Main. The committee […]

Basic Charge For Water Rates To Increase

Oskaloosa Water Board - February 12, 2018

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Water Board met on Monday, February 12, 2018. On the agenda was consideration of a 5% rate increase, which will become effective on March 1st, 2018. The board discussed different options available to them with the 5% rate increase. The first option was a flat 5% increase to the water […]

Indians Take Down Chariton In Last Regular Season Game

Oskaloosa Senior Jared Kruse in action against Chariton on Tuesday night.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians returned home on Tuesday night after suffering their third loss of the season. The Indians came up short against Indianola on Monday night, falling 52-61, and settling for conference co-champions with Norwalk. Tuesday night, the Chariton Chargers were the victim of a team trying to let everyone know they […]


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