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Oskaloosa Fire Responds To House Fire On High Ave

Oskaloosa Fire Department responded to this home at 1021 High Ave East Sunday night.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Fire Department responded to reports that a smoke alarm at a neighbor’s house was going off. The call came into the Mahaska County 911 center just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. When the Oskaloosa Police Department arrived on the scene, there were visible flames inside the residence located at 1021 […]

One-Year-Old Loses Life In Apparent Drowning

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On Sunday, October 8th, 2017, at approximately 3 p.m. Members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and the Mahaska Health Partnership Ambulance Service were dispatched to 2292 Adams Avenue, in reference to a drowning victim. This victim was a 1-year-old-male. Family members had started CPR on the victim […]

Group Of Friends Miss Tragedy By Minutes

A group of friends from Oskaloosa were enjoying their time in Las Vegas, before tragedy struck on October 1st.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – People from around the world watched in horror as the tragedy in Las Vegas unfolded on our television sets. In Oskaloosa, some families were concerned for the safety of their loved ones and reached out desperately to hear the news that they were safe. Eight friends were on vacation together, enjoying friendship […]

Oskaloosa Offense Dominates In Win Over Keokuk

The Indians had their way with the Chief's Friday night 56-14.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians won big over the Keokuk Chiefs on Friday night to move to 5-2 on the season, and 4-1 in district play. Oskaloosa travels to Washington on Friday night to determine who most likely will earn the remaining playoff spot in the district. Washington is also 4-1 in district play, […]

Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Not Stopped By A Little Rain

Rain didn’t stop 75 people from participating in the Drive-Thru Flu Clinic sponsored by Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health on Saturday, Oct. 7. The entrance #1 awning provided the perfect shelter for those wanted to receive their flu vaccination in the comfort of their cars. Joan K. Wefer of Oskaloosa is shown receiving her flu shot from MHP Public Health Nurse Judi Veldhuizen. Weekly Flu Vaccination Clinics are also being offered at MHP, entrance #4 on Wednesdays from 7 am to 6 pm. Appointments are not needed. In addition, flu vaccines are available by appointment; please call 641.672.3360. (submitted photo)

Rain didn’t stop 75 people from participating in the Drive-Thru Flu Clinic sponsored by Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health on Saturday, Oct. 7. The entrance #1 awning provided the perfect shelter for those wanted to receive their flu vaccination in the comfort of their cars. Joan K. Wefer of Oskaloosa is shown receiving her flu […]

Annual Walk Helps To Save Lives

Nearly 100 people pre-registered to take part in the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk hosted by Mahaska Health Partnership.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Mahaska Health Partnership hosted its annual walk to help raise funds for women who may need help paying for a mammogram. The annual event usually takes place on the square in Oskaloosa, but the pouring rain and wind drove the event into the comfort of […]

Wells Recognized For Years Of Service

Trevor Well was recognized for his 26 years in law enforcement at a reception in his honor on Friday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Trevor Wells was recognized on Friday for his 26 years in law enforcement at a gathering where family, coworkers, and friends gathered to give their well wishes to the recent retiree. Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem highlighted Wells work that started as a jailer in 1991 and then to the Albia […]

Indians Host First Ever Swim Meet

The Oskaloosa Indians Girls Swim Team hosted their first ever meet this week at the Mahaska County YMCA.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians hosted their first ever home swim meet on Thursday evening at the Mahaska County YMCA. Janet Reese is one of the coaches for the team. Reese said they were excited to host the inaugural meet for many reasons, including the recognition of the team seniors. Having a hometown crowd […]

Healthy State Walk Serves To Motivate To Make A Change

Nearly 30 area residents took part in the "Healthiest State" walk on the Oskaloosa Square Wednesday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The “Healthiest State” initiative took root in August of 2011 when then Iowa Governor Terry Branstad wanted to make Iowa the healthiest state in the next five years. Oskaloosa held a 100 Day Wellness Challenge in the early months of 2011 and hosted “Step Along With Us” walks held the first Friday […]

City Council Moves To Gain EPA Grant

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on Monday, October 2nd, and approved a plan to redevelop land contaminated by the former Buchanan Oil/Ma and Pa Store at 711 6th Avenue West, and the adjoining vacant lots. The City of Oskaloosa has secured two EPA Brownfields Assessment Grants that totaled $400,000 […]

         

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