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Students Learn By Doing

Rob Taylor with the Iowa Quality Center Student TEAMS Program gives some last minute instructions to students on Friday afternoon.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The flowcharts are on the wall, as students work on a process that could help them solve real-world problems in the coming weeks. For now, they are practicing on a fictitious problem. The Iowa Quality Center Student TEAMS Program. TEAMS stands for Teen, Evaluating, Analyzing and Measuring Systems. “It’s problem-solving, it’s critical […]

‘Lucky Stiff’ To Be Performed In April

Allison McGuire holds an online practice session for 'Lucky Stiff' (photo by Andy McGuire)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The winter weather has caused its fair share of drama for the people of Iowa. Icy roads, lots of shoveling, and many days of missed school have been a part of it all. These lost days due to snow have caused a chain reaction not only for the indoor sporting events but […]

Learning To Become Beekeepers To Preserve The Future

A honey bee collects pollen during the spring in Oskaloosa. (file photo)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Many a heart skips a beat when they see that bee lands near them, or on them. They are often dealt a quick swat, and we feel a sense of relief. For honey bees, survival is becoming more difficult all the time, and with it, one of the major pollinators of the […]

District Court Makes Another Ruling In Regional Airport Case

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

Washington County, Iowa – 8th Judicial District Court Judge Crystal Cronk has ruled in the latest legal wrangling taking place between the cities of Oskaloosa and Pella versus Mahaska County in regards to a proposed regional airport. According to court documents, “Plaintiffs filed their Petition on August 22, 2017 seeking declaratory judgment and specific performance. […]

Update From the House for District 80

Holly Brink (District 80) signs her Oath of Office on Monday, January 14, 2019.

by Rep. Holly Brink Hello Friends, I want to say thank you for all those who attended the legislative forums in Albia and Centerville this past Saturday to see Senator Rozenboom and myself. I greatly appreciate you all coming to share your questions and concerns about issues and legislation that affects our communities. I hope […]

The Rozenboom Report – February 15, 2019

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R-District 40)

by Sen. Ken Rozenboom It’s become obvious to me that the best way to speed winter along is to work in the Iowa Senate…the weeks just fly by! We’re already five weeks into the session, and I expect the session to last less than our normal target of 15 to 16 weeks. So we probably […]

7 Year-Old Child Dies In House Fire Friday Night

First Responders rush the 7 year-old fire victim from the residence to an awaiting ambulance on Friday night.

An Oskaloosa Fire Depatment Press Release At 20:30 hours on February 15, 2019 the Oskaloosa Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire located at 515 High Avenue East with the possibility of a child in the basement. At 20: 34 the first engine arrived on scene and requested an “all in” for the […]

Hite Capitol Update: 02/14/19

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-District 79)

by Rep. Dustin Hite Another busy week has flown by at the Statehouse, and Iowa’s lawmakers are hard at work. Education spending once again was a top priority in the House.That is why earlier this week the House passed its first couple bills of this Session, both of which set education funding for the year. […]

Sheriff’s Office Charges Man In Connection With Stolen Vehicles

On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019, at approximately 7:50 a.m., the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a stolen vehicle. This vehicle, a 2014 Dodge Utility Truck, was owned by PAR Electric Contracting out of Kansas City, Mo., and was reported stolen from 2686 Highway 63, Oskaloosa. It was reported that this theft took […]


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