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Members of Congress blast TikTok CEO as bipartisan support for U.S. ban looks possible

US Capitol

by Jacob Fischler, Iowa Capital Dispatch March 23, 2023 A U.S. House panel grilled TikTok’s CEO for more than five hours Thursday over the social media giant’s ties to China, and indicated there may be bipartisan consensus for a national ban on the platform. Members of both parties showed an unusual level of agreement during […]

Bill for Teacher Empowerment Passes Iowa House

The Iowa Capitol

Author: Rep. Helena Hayes, Iowa House District 88 House File 604: Teacher Empowerment On Wednesday, March 22nd the Iowa House of Representatives passed House File 604- an act for teacher empowerment. This bill addresses several concerns House members have been hearing from teachers across the state. What the bill does: ● Allows the ombudsman to […]


Wheel of Fortune

Cory Houser from Oskaloosa, Iowa, appeared on Wheel of Fortune on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Cory has been an avid Wheel of Fortune fan his whole life. When he was a kid, Cory dressed up as the iconic Wheel with Christmas lights all around it. After Halloween, Cory put the Wheel on a lazy susan […]

House passes bill to restrict eminent domain for pipelines

The Iowa Capitol

by Jared Strong, Iowa Capital Dispatch March 22, 2023 Legislation that would restrict carbon dioxide pipeline companies’ ability to use eminent domain was overwhelmingly approved by the Iowa House on Wednesday. “I believe that the issue before us today — and the vote that we will take on this issue — is indeed historic,” said […]

North Mahaska’s annual induction ceremony for the National Honor Society

North Mahaska Honor Society 2023 seated: Peter Stout, Lane Harmon, Dinah DeBoef, Ben Johannes, and Trace Goemaat standing: Cole Garman, Brock Walkup, Ben Bunn, Lucy Gipple, Jalayna Shipley, Katie Fogle, Andy Knockel, Carson Doak, and Clay Thompson

North Mahaska’s annual induction ceremony for the National Honor Society was held on March 16, in North Mahaska Auditorium. A total of nine students, a mixture of juniors and seniors, were inducted this year into the school’s chapter. They include Ben Bunn, Carson Doak, Cole German, Lucy Gipple, Katie Fogle, Andy Knockel, Jalayna Shipley, Clay […]

Oskaloosa Among Many Iowa Schools Have ‘Swatting’ Calls

Oskaloosa School Administration

The initial portion is the statement from the Oskaloosa Schools Superintendent Mike Fisher in regards to Tuesday’s ‘Swatting’ call. Dear Oskaloosa Families and Staff, Today, our High School was the subject of an anonymous “swatting call”. The threat was determined not to be credible. Out of an abundance of caution, we still utilized all of […]

Penn Central Mall Set To Host Annual Race Car Show

Southern Iowa Speedway

by Jerry Mackey Oskaloosa, Iowa: The Penn Central Mall in Oskaloosa will host the 2023 Pre-Season Race Car Show this weekend March, 24th and 25th. Drivers, who will be in competition on the famed Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa will have their cars on display inside the Mall in Oskaloosa beginning at 5 pm on […]

OHS Students Visit Washinton D.C.

by Jeff Lorentzen This spring break High school students and adults from Oskaloosa traveled to Washington DC. 32 in total. This was the 8th time that OHS has visited our Nation’s Capitol. They took in all the tourist sites, memorials, and museums. To name a few of the highlights. George Washington’s house at Mount Vernon, […]

New Sharon Resident Killed In Three Car Accident

Mahaska County Sheriff's Department

March 18th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – One person is dead, and three more are injured after a three-car collision on Highway 63 north of Oskaloosa Friday evening. In their initial accident investigation, the Iowa State Patrol says that a vehicle driven by Jamie Buckley of New Sharon, Iowa, was driving south, while another vehicle driven […]

2023 Mahaska YMCA State Championships

Kyler Drost, Eleanor Fross, Rylee Klyn, Miles Lamb, Nora Lamb, Ian Rosvold, Taylor Semini, Oliver Smith, Cora Snakenberg, Levi Snyder, Dawson Sytsma, Ella Walter, Callie Walters, and Emma Whitt The swimmers who are not in the picture are Greta Fross, Daniel Peterson, and Cora Snakenberg.

(Location: Marshalltown YMCA, 108 Washington Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158, USA) Was held from : 03/04/2023 – 03/05/2023 Mahaska County YMCA Dolphins State Qualifiers: Drost, Kyler (11) # 124 Boy 11-12 200 Free Relay A Fross, Eleanor M (13) # 21 Girl 13-14 200 Medley Relay A # 125 Girl 13-14 200 Free Relay A Klyn, […]


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