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Oskaloosa Celebrates ‘George’

The production of 'George' took over 50 community members to make happen.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s been 20 years since the construction of the George Daily Auditorium, and people young and old gathered to celebrate not only one of the gems of Oskaloosa but the man who helped to make it all possible. People that knew George Daily shared their memories of the man, who shunned the […]

William Penn Football Expecting Great Things

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The heat of summer will soon give way to the crisp air of fall, and the William Penn football team looks to keep things hot when they work to defend their conference championship. The William Penn team starts off the year ranked 23rd overall, but for head coach Todd Hafner, “I was […]

Upcoming Solar Eclipse To Cover 94% Of Sun In Mahaska County

A partial solar eclipse visible at the Lacey Complex in October of 2014.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The upcoming solar eclipse has many people curious about how to best view it, and how to do it safely. Laura DeCook, Mahaska County Conservation Naturalist, held an evening workshop demonstrating how to make viewing safe for the August 21st event. It’s being dubbed, “The Great American Eclipse of 2017’ because the […]

Donny Schatz Makes It An Even Ten Knoxville Nationals Victories!

Donny Schatz won his tenth career Knoxville Nationals title Saturday (Paul Arch Photo)

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 12, 2017) – Donny Schatz continues to add to his legendary resume at the Knoxville Raceway, as he took his tenth career championship in the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. It was the tenth […]

School Board Discusses Updating Board Goals

Oskaloosa Community School Board

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- Updating board goals was a major discussion at the most recent Oskaloosa School Board meeting in August. The board continually reviews and updates board goals on a nearly annual basis. Board goals help to guide the school board over the short term as they look to set a vision for […]

Oskaloosa Firefighters Tackle House Fire

Oskaloosa firefighters battled a house fire in the 1000 block of 1st Avenue West on Saturday afternoon.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Fire Department was called to the 1000 block of 1st Avenue West on Saturday afternoon around 4:48 pm. When Oskaloosa Police Officers and firefighters arrived on the scene, they found the front of the home fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters quickly extinguished most of the flames on the front of […]

SCRAA Appoints Legal Counsel

The South Central Regional Airport Agency [SCRAA] met to discuss legal counsel and engineering firms for the new regional airport.

Pella, Iowa – The South Central Regional Airport Agency (SCRAA) met Wednesday evening to appoint legal counsel and to discuss the procurement process for engineering services. Resolution No. 19 would appoint Brick Gentry P.C. as the legal counsel for the South Central Regional Airport Agency over the next three years. The SCRAA board had recently […]

Council Approves Memorandum For Economic Development Groups

National Historic Preservation Act certificate - Oskaloosa, Iowa

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on Monday, August 7, 2017. The council first heard from Beth Danowsky, who is on the MCDG board, in regards to a memorandum of understanding for Mahaska Development Partners (MDP). The vision is to outline better how existing groups like the Oskaloosa Area Chamber […]

Oskaloosa News To Host School Board Candidate Forum

Oskaloosa News

Oskaloosa News is pleased to announce a school board candidates forum to be held on Tuesday, August 29th at 7 p.m. in at the bandstand in Oskaloosa pending city review. Smokey Row will be the alternative location in the event of bad weather. All Oskaloosa School Board candidates have agreed to participate in the forum, […]

Spontaneous Decision To Buy A Scratch Ticket Pays Off For Oskaloosa Man

Richard Hart (Iowa Lottery Photo)

CLIVE, Iowa, Aug. 11, 2017 – A spontaneous decision to buy a scratch ticket paid off in a big way for an Oskaloosa man this week. Richard Hart said he stopped Tuesday at Casey’s, 1902 S. Market St. in Oskaloosa and decided to buy a “Bonus Ball Bingo” scratch ticket. That ticket ended up winning […]


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