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Mahaska County Man Wins $100,000 Lottery Prize

Jeff Jackman Claims Top Prize in ‘Big 7s’ Scratch Game CLIVE, Iowa — A Mahaska County man has won a $100,000 lottery prize. Jeff Jackman of Oskaloosa claimed the fifth of eight top prizes available in the Iowa Lottery’s “Big 7s” scratch game. He purchased his winning ticket at Jim & Charlie’s Affiliated Foods, 121 […]


Community leaders toured CLOW this past week to learn more about the company and what it needs to be successful in Oskaloosa and Mahaska County. (file photo)

The Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Oskaloosa area. This study will geographically define which communities contribute to Oskaloosa’s workforce, regardless of political boundaries. This defined area is called a Laborshed area and is based upon […]

Protect And Serve With Compassion

Oskaloosa Police Department

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Law Enforcement for most people include some flashing lights in your review mirror when you’ve been going just a bit too fast. Law enforcement is that line between good and evil, and at times people step over that line for various reasons and find themselves in legal trouble. Because an officer arrests […]

Indians Right The Ship For Week Three Win

by Jamie Brockman After a rough week two loss, Oskaloosa bounced back strong with a 44 -20 win at Fairfield Friday night. Senior, Tyler Miller scored four touchdowns, Reed Brown had two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown, and senior Aaron Blom kicked three field goals as Oskaloosa was clicking on all cylinders. […]

Oskaloosa Homecoming Starts September 23rd

Homecoming is upon us and Oskaloosa High School is getting ready for a week packed with fun activities! September 23rd to the 27th is going to get wild this year with the theme “Welcome to Our Jungle.” The week starts off with Powderpuff Football on Monday at Lacey Complex. Come watch the OHS senior girls […]

Day Of Caring Adds New Meaning To 911

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Over 140 volunteers spread out across Mahaska County to make a difference in the lives of others. The 2019 United Way of Mahaska County Day of Caring worked to complete 15 projects during the day. Michella Friesen is the interim director at the United Way of Mahaska County, and worked to keep […]

Oskaloosa Fire To Use Grant Money For SCBA Gear

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It was announced last week that the Oskaloosa Fire Department was going to be receiving a $125,000.00 grant from the Department of Homeland Security. Oskaloosa News sat down with Oskaloosa Fire Chief Mark Neff to discuss what the department would be utilizing those dollars on. The grant that was awarded this past […]

SCRAA Thanks Mahaska County For Their Work On Communication Tower Sites

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The South Central Regional Airport met in regular session on Thursday, September 12th, 2019, inside the city council chambers of Oskaloosa City Hall. Oskaloosa resident John Bandstra spoke during public comment, questioning, among others, if a study had been done on the new radio towers for emergency services and how they may […]

Penn Students Get An Opportunity To Meet The Community

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Being new to a community can be scary, intimidating, and confusing. Add that you have just recently left home for the first time, and starting college hundreds or thousands of miles away from home, it’s even a bigger challenge. This past week, William Penn University hosted their annual community fair inside the […]

Oskaloosa Man Killed In Two-Vehicle Collision

Iowa State Patrol - Trooper

Pleasantville, Iowa – An Oskaloosa man was killed in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 163 and NE 70th in Polk County on Saturday, September 7th. The accident was reported at 9:13 am on September 7, 2019. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 50-year-old Lisa Kay Pearson-West was eastbound on Highway 163 and […]


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