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Pollinator Plot Approved by OCSD School Board

Proposed Pollinator Plot - Looking East from Bike Path - Photo Provided

By Hailey Brown (Oskaloosa, Iowa) – According to the United States Department of Agriculture, one-third of all agricultural output in the U.S. depends upon pollinators – birds, bats, bees, butterflies, and roughly 200,000 different species of animals that assist with transferring pollen from one flower to another. Without the assistance of pollinators, most plants cannot […]

Wild Night of Racing Settles Down With Four New Faces In Victory Lane at Southern Iowa Speedway

Derrick Agee took heat two for Stock Cars at the Southern Iowa Speedway on Wednesday night.

by Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (May 9th, 2018) – Last week mother nature washed the racing action away but this week was a different story as beautiful skies with very few clouds in the sky meant the Musco Lighting Southern Iowa Speedway presented by KBOE 104.9 could finally get another night in the books. Binn […]

Former Oskaloosa Police Officer Now Facing Three Charges

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa Police Officer, Janay Pritchett, 25, is now facing three charges after an alleged domestic incident. As of Friday, May 11th, Pritchett’s employment with the Oskaloosa Police Department was terminated. Pritchett is facing two counts of Domestic Abuse Assult. According to court documents, the second offense charge stems from a prior conviction/deferred […]

Oskaloosa Fire Department’s Aerial Apparatus Arrives

The Oskaloosa Fire Department took delivery of their aerial apparatus on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

Oskaloosa, Iowa- “It’s something we’ve needed for forty years,” said retired Fire Chief Frank Glandon. The Oskaloosa Fire Department got their newest piece of firefighting equipment in on Wednesday afternoon. It was driven by a delivery company from Maryland to Oskaloosa. Oskaloosa City Manager Michael Schrock was with the department as they looked over the […]

Jimenez Resigns From Oskaloosa City Council

Tom Jimenez

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa Second Ward city council representative Tom Jimenez tendered his resignation from the Oskaloosa City Council on Monday night. During his announcement, Jimenez stated he is moving out of his district. “I appreciate it,” said Jimenez to the remaining council members. “It’s been quite the pleasure working with all of you.” City […]

Art On The Square Celebrating 50 Years

50th Anniversary - Art On The Square - Oskaloosa, Iowa

It’s nearly that time of year again – the weather is getting warmer, and Art on the Square in Oskaloosa is just around the corner! 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of Art on the Square, and this year’s plans are a celebration of this long-standing community event. This year’s event will span two days, kicking […]

Doland Tenders Resignation Effective June 5, 2018

Mark Doland pay receipt as part of his Federal Bankruptcy filing listing his address as a Norwalk, Iowa address. (public document)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – In an email sent to Mahaska County officials on Monday morning, Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Doland officially tendered his resignation effective June 5, 2018. The email states, “As you all know there has been a dispute brought forth regarding my eligibility to continue to serve as Mahaska County Supervisor. While I remain […]

William Penn Sends Class Of 2018 Into Their Future

Corbin Medley (foreground) is all smiles as the graduation ceremony comes to an end.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – And just like that, another class of students walk across the stage at William Penn University, ready to face their future. Those students come from all over the United States and dozens of countries around the world. Penn prides itself on its rich diversity, and being a place where that diversity helps […]

Mahaska County YMCA Webster Preschool/Child Care Earns Level 4 Rating

The Mahaska County YMCA Webster location, 508 South 7th Street, Oskaloosa, has achieved a level 4 Iowa Quality Rating System (QRS) rating from the Iowa Department of Human Services. This level 4 rating is based on a five level scale of quality measures. Previously, the facility had garnered a level 3 rating. Iowa’s QRS is […]

Mid-Century Modern Homes Tour Visits Oskaloosa

Marv and Kim Bloem shared their Mid-Century Modern home in Oskaloosa with visitors from around Iowa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – When you live in a place for some time, you can often overlook the treasures in your own backyard. Oskaloosa holds several homes that are treasures to those that have an interest in Mid-Century Modern, which include the Frank Lloyd Wright homes. Oskaloosa is home to two of those treasures. Suzie Fredregill, […]


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