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Building Code Update Passes Second Reading

Oskaloosa City Hall

by Ken Allsup July 5th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met on Tuesday at 6 pm in the city council chambers. The meeting had been delayed due to the 4th of July holiday. In the public comments before the meeting, Mahaska County resident Nick Ryan said the Oskaloosa City Council owes the […]


Department of Criminal Investigation

An Iowa DCI Press Release LOVILLA, IOWA – On July 3, 2022, deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and agents from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation began an investigation into a body found in rural Monroe County. The body has been identified as that of 33-year-old Betty Werner of Lovilla. The investigation into […]

Oskaloosa Celebrates Independence Day

The Garcia's take in the fireworks display at the Lacey Complex Sunday evening.

by Ken Allsup July 5th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Sunday evening of July 4th, Oskaloosans gathered around the Lacey Complex to take in the annual fireworks display. Despite an ordinance prohibiting fireworks within the city, a drive down nearly any street in town indicated the local law enforcement might have been busy enforcing that […]


Department of Criminal Investigation

LOVILIA, IOWA – On Sunday, July 3rd, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received specific information regarding an alleged homicide that had taken place days prior in Lovilia. Information indicated a rural location in Monroe County where a body was believed to be located. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa DNR responded to the […]

Oskaloosa Elementary Awarded Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant

Oskaloosa Community School

An Oskaloosa Community School District Press Release Oskaloosa Elementary School has been selected as a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) school. The FFVP provides all enrolled children in participating schools with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the school day. The school district has been awarded a grant of $46,350 to provide […]

NoCoast Beer Co. Achieves Iowa Green Brewery Platinum Certification

Lt. Governor Adam Gregg recent made a stop by Mahaska to visit about their operation. (photo provided)

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – We are excited to congratulate NoCoast Beer Co., out of Oskaloosa, IA, on achieving the Iowa Green Brewery Certification’s Platinum award. NoCoast Beer Co. surpassed their bronze-level certification by furthering their environmental efforts and will be awarded the certification by the IGBC program on July 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm. NoCoast […]

Mahaska County Supervisors End 28E Agreement Regarding Regional Airport

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

by Ken Allsup June 29th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – After last week’s ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors voted to end their participation in a 28E agreement for a regional airport. That agreement had initially been with the cities of Oskaloosa and Pella and was signed in March of […]

BBQ4Badges Continues With Great Success

2022 1st Responders Trophy - Brandon Petrehn and the Hedrick Fire Department Sponsored by Kraig Chevrolet (submitted photo)

Ken Allsup June 27th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The smell of burning wood that fired the slow cookers and grills of the competitors filled the air in downtown Oskaloosa over the weekend. This was the fifth year for the event, which continues to evolve to meet the competition’s and participants’ needs and wants. Those taking […]

Bomb Squad Detonates Homemade Explosive Device

Investigators examine the homemade explosive device after it was made safe by the Iowa Fire Marshal's Office bomb squad.

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Monday, June 27th, 2022 On Sunday, June 26th, 2022, at approximately 4:30 am, a Deputy with the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle, near the intersection of Highway 92 and Ford Avenue, in rural Mahaska County. This vehicle failed to stop […]

Tractor Ride Provides A Little Nostalgia

The annual Mahaska Health Tractor Ride took place on Saturday, starting at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds, and traveled to several area nursing homes.

by Ken Allsup June 25th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The grounds of the Southern Iowa Fair played host to the annual Mahaska Health Annual Tractor Ride this past Saturday. The tractor ride, now in its 3rd year, gives those who love agriculture an opportunity to show off their prized tractor and catch up with friends […]


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