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It’s The Only Ride We’ve Got

Oskaloosa, Iowa – How big is the solar system? That question and more had led Oskaloosa’s Joe Crookham to build a project at the Lacey Complex that will hopefully help people understand that the Earth is “The Only Ride We’ve Got”, and to help them better appreciate it. “It’s a project I’ve been thinking about, […]

Nolie’s Nook – There Are So Many Ways To Show Support

by Nolanne Rust Once again, Oskaloosa Main Street- along with a multitude of businesses, vendors, volunteers, and locals- pulled off a great family day during the Annual Christmas in July event. Entertainment for 12 hours, children’s games, loads of food and drinks, a silent auction, a splash pad, and a BBQ contest in support of […]

BBQ 4 Badges 2019 Has A First Time Winner

Oskaloosa, Iowa – BBQ 4 Badges is just in its second year, and this year a new team, “Thin Blue Swine”, from the Oskaloosa Police Department and sponsored by Legacy Real Estate, took home the Grand Champion honors. The People’s Choice award went to ‘The Smokin Fattys’ team of John Grahek, Jon Roorda, and Kevin […]

Hy-Vee Serves Up Gourmet Meals To Help Habitat For Humanity

Members of the Walker family were joined by Mahaska County Habitat for Humanity and Oskaloosa City Officials at their most recent groundbreaking ceremony.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Helping families have a house to call home is the mission of the Mahaska County Habitat for Humanity. Oskaloosa Hy-Vee stepped up and provided a Gourmet Drive-Thru on Tuesday evening to help support that cause. The meal included a tomahawk chop, pork and beans, baked potato, broccoli salad and a roll for […]

Food Distribution Helps Those With Food Insecurity

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There are 15 million households in the United States suffering from food insecurity, which breaks down to 12% of all households. The Center for Independent Living and the Mahaska County Salvation Army work together to provide a food distribution day at their location once a month. The food comes from the Food […]

Man Killed In Farm Related Accident

Keokuk County Sheriff's Office

On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at approximately 4:00 PM, a 911 call was received by the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office regarding a farm-related accident at the address of 260th Street east of Zephyr Ave in Keokuk County. Upon deputies arrival, it was discovered that there was a male that had passed away from the accident. […]

School Supply Sculpture Contest Set to Benefit Local Students

OSKALOOSA – United Way of Mahaska County and Penn Central Mall will host a “Bucket ‘O Supplies” sculpture contest starting on Monday, July 22nd. School supplies used will benefit local students and the Back-to-School Fair. All teams will be tasked with using a standard set of school supplies to create their sculpture. For a $50 […]

Mahaska Rural Water Serves Notice To Oskaloosa Water

Oskaloosa, Iowa  – The Oskaloosa Water Board heard from Randy Pleima, General Manager for Mahaska Rural Water System, that they would no longer be buying water from the Oskaloosa Water Department. The announcement came at Monday’s Oskaloosa Water Board meeting in which Mahaska Rural Water Department served notice that they would no longer be purchasing […]

Water Board Welcomes New General Manager

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Water Board met in regular session at 4 pm on Monday, July 8, 2019. Kelly Hefner was named the new General Manager on June 21st, and he comes to Oskaloosa from Harrisburg, Illinois, where he was most recently serving as the Stormwater/Sewer Supervisor with the city of Cape Girardeau, MO, […]

Nolie’s Nook – I’m Not Writing A Column About America Today

by Nolanne Rust On the 4th of July, I posted my blessings for the day with a post shared that read “May we think of freedom, not as the right to do what we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. -Peter Marshall” Guys, that is so good. In so many ways. […]


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