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Rozenboom Bringing Experience To Statehouse

Sen Ken Rozenboom talks about budgets and tax reform during Saturday's Egg's and Issues.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Monday morning the gavel will drop on the 2019 Iowa Legislature, bringing to order this year’s session. Rozenboom has been spending a significant amount of time listening to various groups of individuals, constituents across his district. “November and December are full of a lot of meetings with constituents that would like to […]

Early Childhood Development And Rec Center Moving Forward

A proposed early childhood development and recreation center would be located near the Lacey Complex and Oskaloosa Elementary School.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – In 2014 it became apparent that the Mahaska County YMCA was going to need a boost from the community in order to continue playing a role in the Oskaloosa and Mahaska County area after they approached the Oskaloosa City Council for financial assistance. In early 2015, Mahaska County Development Group, or MCDG, […]

Winter Returns To The Mahaska County Area

Plow operators were working non-stop this weekend to help clear the roads. This Iowa DOT plow truck was seen making it's way south on 63 through Oskaloosa on Saturday morning.

Winter Storm Gia is the second named winter storm to impact the area this year. Oskaloosa, Iowa – The snow was coming down at a steady pace on Saturday morning. You could hear the wind pushing snow into drifts, the crunching sound of tires on snow, and the random beeper as a plow vehicle was […]

Master Gardners Hold Annual Celebration

Mahaska County Master Gardner's annual celebration. (submitted photo)

Mahaska County Master Gardeners held their annual Celebration of their activities in 2018 on January 8, 2019. A wonderful potluck was enjoyed by many members and their spouses/guests. They welcomed two of their three new interns who completed initial training this fall. Two members reached the 15-year mark as Master Gardeners. Eight members performed more […]

Council Approves 28E Agreement With Oskaloosa School

Oskaloosa City Hall

28E Agreement Moves Early Childhood and Recreation Center Forward Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met on Monday, January 7, 2018, for their first meeting of 2019. The Oskaloosa City Council approved a 28E agreement for the joint acquisition, design, construction, equipping, use, and operation of a recreation and early childhood education center project. […]

William Penn Photographer Has Captured School History

Robert 'Bob' Barnes has been capturing special moments at William Penn University for decades.

William Penn photographer Robert Barnes has captured school history for decades. Oskaloosa, Iowa – You often find him standing on the sidelines of almost every sporting event William Penn University hosts, camera in hand, capturing moments that mean something to the athlete, their parents, and document the loss and triumph. Barnes isn’t only there on […]

Rev. Lois Williams’ Estate Benefits Mahaska Hospice

Shown after presenting Lois Williams’ estate check to Mahaska Hospice are, from left: Mahaska Health CEO Kevin DeRonde; Williams’ daughters Shirley Peiffer and Mary Beth Northcutt, Hospice Coordinator Kim Stek, and Mahaska Health Foundation Director Cathy Stahl. (submitted photo)

MAHASKA COUNTY — For the Rev. Lois Williams, hospice was truly her heart. When she went to the Lord at the age of 94, she left a legacy of caring and generosity by designating a portion of her estate to benefit Mahaska Hospice Services. “Lois was the most giving person I have ever met,” said […]


Eggs and Issues - January 27, 2018

Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group is excited for our 2019 Eggs and Issues line-up. The legislative forum gives area residents an opportunity to learn more about state, county, and local issues. The setting is informal and encourages those attending to personally meet and speak to their elected representatives, along with leaders in the community. […]

Happy 20th Year to the Daily Youth Theatre

OSKALOOSA, IA—New adventures begin in 2019 with the 20th year of Youth Theatre at the George Daily Auditorium! Join a quest, create legendary Olympians, be the star of a Cabaret, and the Elementary School play returns! The 2019 after-school season has all new sessions ready get imaginations piqued. Starting off is the return of Missoula […]

Realizing A Life-Long Dream In Mid-Life

Oskaloosa Police Officer Jim Arment gives a young girl a sticker on New Years Eve.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There is a new TV show on ABC about a small-town guy that is pursuing a lifelong dream of becoming a police officer, and is the force’s oldest rookie. In that show, ‘The Rookie’ is a middle-aged man, who is doing his best to keep up with the younger officers but also […]


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