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2023 Oskaloosa Academic Awards

Oskaloosa Community School

National Honor Society Amanda Reynolds/Anna Gritters 12th 11th 10th Brett Ingamells Emma Adams Madison Bihn Ryan Jennings Alison Arellano-Munoz Rees Campbell Payton Snyder Addison Beane Gracie DeRonde Lauren Tarbell Cam Cassens Reid Luck Josh DeCook Hannah Nelson Morgan Drost Molly Prendergast Karter Flaherty Ava Ridenour Reagan Higgins Andrew Stodghill Maci Huebschen Madelyne Vernooy Reed Peterson […]

Reynolds, Ernst highlight actions addressing fentanyl crisis

Narcan will now be carried by the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office.

by Robin Opsahl, Iowa Capital Dispatch May 16, 2023 ATLANTIC — Iowa Republicans highlighted their actions to combat the fentanyl crisis Tuesday in response to a shift in immigration policy under President Joe Biden’s administration. Gov. Kim Reynolds held a fentanyl roundtable in Atlantic with local government and law enforcement officials and Attorney General Brenna […]

Rural electric co-ops to get $10.7B in USDA funds for clean energy grants, loans

Wind Turbines (Oskaloosa News file photo)

by Jacob Fischler, Iowa Capital Dispatch May 16, 2023 The U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin to administer two loan and grant programs worth nearly $11 billion to boost clean energy systems in rural areas, administration officials said Tuesday. Congress approved the federal spending — $9.7 billion for a grant and loan program the department […]

Oskaloosa Residents Take Regional Airport Matters Into Their Own Hands

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

Press Release from Stop the Airport from being built in Mahaska County 5/18/2023 Even after a hard loss at the Iowa Supreme Court over the legality of the 28E Agreement for the construction of a regional airport, the City of Oskaloosa is still trying to find a way to get it built. Osky residents who […]

Mahaska Chamber Announces Grant Opportunity for Restaurants and Brew Pubs

Mahaska Chamber and Development Group

May 15, 2023 The Mahaska Chamber & Development Group is offering a grant opportunity for individuals looking to open a new restaurant or brew pub in Mahaska County. “This is a one-time grant in the amount of $15,000,” said Deann DeGroot, Executive Director of the Chamber. “Current data shows Mahaska County is losing 60% of […]

Supervisors Say They Don’t Know Enough About Potential Annexation To Have A Position

The area where a proposed regional airport would be built along US Highway 163.

May 15th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – An annexation plan from the City of Oskaloosa and the Iowa DOT has those opposed to a new regional airport worried their fight against the airport isn’t done yet. That plan is for Oskaloosa to annex land from the Iowa DOT along Highway 163 towards land already purchased for […]

William Penn University Sends Its 149th Class Into Their Future

William Penn University Commencement 2023.

May 13th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Saturday morning, William Penn University held graduation, sending its students into their future. A future that held some uncertainty for these students, who pushed forward with their education even during a national pandemic. The ceremony began under the direction of William Penn University President John Ottoson, who introduced […]

Clean Laundry Opens First OskaloosaLocation

Clean Laundry is a modern and state-of-the-art laundromat intended to create a pleasant, comfortable environment that’s safe, secure, and provides great value to guests. (submitted photo)

Press Release Iowa-based high-tech laundry facility welcomes guests OSKALOOSA, Iowa (May 9, 2023) –Clean Laundry, an Iowa-basedand founded company, will open a state-of-the-art laundry facility in Oskaloosa for the first time on Tuesday, May 9th, on North G Street. The nearly 2,000-square-foot, brand-new, fully staffed location has super-sized washers and dryers that accept debit and […]

Mahaska County First Responders Day Celebration

Mahaska Health welcomed first responders to their campus to recognize them for the contribution to the community.

May 6th, 2023 OSKALOOSA, IA Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Saturday, May 6th, Mahaska Health had the honor of celebrating Mahaska County first responders. Mayor David Krutzfeldt declared the first Saturday of May to be Mahaska County First Responder’s Day, a day to celebrate the brave men and women who tirelessly serve and protect Mahaska County […]


Josh Sash named new Indian Hills Head Men's Basketball Coach. (submitted photo)

Ottumwa, IA – Indian Hills Community College has announced Josh Sash as the next Head Men’s Basketball Coach of the Warriors. Officially introduced at a press conference at the Hellyer Center on Tuesday, Sash becomes the 17th head coach in program history. A graduate of Indian Hills and a former assistant coach for the Warriors, […]


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