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Mahaska County Habitat For Humanity Finding Hope In The Future

Lynette Walker signed her letter of intent with Mahaska County Habitat for Humanity to build her a new home in Oskaloosa.

The nonprofit is once again finding its legs after a year of regrouping. Oskaloosa, Iowa – A fresh new board is now in place with Tiffany Anderson leading the effort as the director. Some of that new energy is being shown with two new projects recently announced from the organization. Michelle Purdum, board member for […]

Community Shows Support For Animals In Need

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There is often a party going on at Debbie’s Celebration Barn, but this past Saturday night, the community came out to party and had fun while raising money for Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter. Jennifer Main was one of those person’s who helped to make the evening possible. Vicky Collette and Main helped […]

Man Charged With Carrying Incendiary Or Explosive Device

An Oskaloosa Police Department Press Release On Sunday April 15th 2018 at approximately 12:43 p.m. the Mahaska County E911 Dispatch center received a call from employees at Wal-Mart reference a male stealing items from the store. Officers of the Oskaloosa Police Department were dispatched and upon arrival, they arrested one male subject for the theft. […]

Indie Wrestler With Local Ties To Be Honored

Tony Storm after winning the CEW Championship Belt.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The dust is beginning to settle from Central Empire Wrestling’s event this past weekend at Nelson Pioneer Farm. The main event between Tony Storm and Rory Fox was certainly the highlight for many fans in attendance. Both professionals arrived in the ring from different paths. Fox gained notoriety on MTV’s True Life […]

Site A. Landowners Motion To Intervene Denied

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- There has been a motion by Site A. Landowners to intervene in the lawsuit, between the cities of Pella and Oskaloosa and Mahaska County, into the validity of the 28E agreement for a regional airport. Mahaska County’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit was denied by Judge Lucy Gamon on December 8, 2017. On […]

Recognizing The Unseen Heroes

Brandi Greatbatch sits at her workstation for Mahaska County 911 Communications.

Last Week was National Public Safety Telecom­municators Week, recognizing the unseen work of the men and women who answer your call for help. Oskaloosa, Iowa – Located inside the Mahaska County Law Center is a secure room where individuals of Mahaska County 911 Communications are the first individuals you speak with when an emergency strikes. […]

Ottumwa Man Charged With Two Counts Of Sexual Abuse

Oskaloosa Police Department (file photo)

On Friday April 13, 2018 the Oskaloosa Police Department charged Mason Nelson, age 19, of Ottumwa Iowa with two counts of Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree. These charges stem from and investigation into allegations that on March 10th and 13th 2018 he reportedly had sexual contact with two fourteen year old juveniles while staying in Oskaloosa. […]

Police Chief Search Down To Ten Applicants

The Oskaloosa Civil Service Commission met this past week to hear an update on the process of hiring a new police chief.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A meeting of the Oskaloosa Civil Service Commission this past week indicated that the process of hiring the city’s new police chief was down to 10 candidates. The process of finding candidates is being spearheaded by Stephen Niebur with Moulder & Associates. Niebur said there was a total of 70 applicants for […]

Area Shrine Bowl Participants Honored

Blake Van Veldhuizen - Oskaloosa, Rachel Freeborn - North Mahaska, Kyle Kilmer - BGM.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The annual Iowa Shrine Bowl will take place on July 21st, 2018 at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls. On Wednesday night, the parents, siblings, Shriners, and others gathered at the American Legion in Oskaloosa to honor three area participants to this year’s game. Kyle Kilmer from BGM, Rachel Freeborn from North […]

The Rozenboom Report – April 13, 2018

And who knows? Perhaps one of these children from Oskaloosa will grow to be an astronaut too! On Tuesday, visitors from an Oskaloosa homeschooling coop came to meet me. One of my most enjoyable activities is to visit with students and their parents from my district when they come to visit the Iowa Capitol. (submitted photo)

by Ken Rozenboom IN THE LEGISLATURE Greetings from the beautiful Iowa State Capitol! We are fast approaching April 17, the 100th day of the legislative session, meaning the end of the 87th General Assembly must be getting close. The capitol is getting a little quieter, with fewer and fewer visitors. But there is still important […]


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