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City Council Works Through Short Session

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on Monday evening, November 5, 2018. The council heard an audit report from Martens & Company, CPA, LLP. The auditors sent along an “unmodified report.” Additional auditing of the city took place due to the city having additional federal funds that came into the […]

William Penn University Students Travel to Dallas, TX for Hands-on Experience

Students from William Penn University attended the SMA Conference. The conference was held in Dallas, Texas and had a portion held in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa)—Dr. Glenn Steimling, Associate Professor of Kinesiology at William Penn University, accompanied a group of students to the Sport Marketing Association annual conference in Dallas, Texas, October 24–26, 2018. The purpose of the conference is for professionals and students to meet, share research, discuss new paradigms, and discover new trends. Although the students exemplify […]

Mahaska County Voters Say Property Rights Important

Steve Wanders (left) shakes hands with Scott Van Veldhuizen (right) after the results came in on Tuesday night. Steve Parker is in the middle.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska County voters went to the polls on Tuesday, saying that defending the property rights of landowners is important to them. In the race for Mahaska County Supervisor candidates, Steve Parker and Steve Wanders ran similar campaigns to protect the property rights of Mahaska County residents, while the other two candidates, Paul […]

Polls Opened At 7 AM For Mid-Term Elections

Oskaloosa residents looking to vote for state and county offices vote in these designated locations. Call the Mahaska County Auditor if you have any questions on where to vote.

ELECTION FACT SHEET General Election Election Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Poll Hours: 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Voter Eligibility To vote in a General Election, one must be a U.S. Citizen, 18 years Requirements: of age and a registered voter residing in Mahaska County Voter Registration Registration forms must be postmarked by Monday, October […]

The Clock Tower Once Again Marking The Hours

New hands on the Mahaska County Courthouse clock tower are the only visible sign of the significant update to the clock and bell. The clock is now controlled electronically and the bell rings on a programmed schedule now.

Oskaloosa, Iowa- The chime from the Mahaska County Courthouse Tower once again is marking the passing of the hours after a significant overhaul of its workings. Mahaska County Supervisor Willie Van Weelden said it’s been on the supervisors agenda for some time to get the clock working once again. Some money was left over from […]

Students Share Of Themselves To Help Feed Others

Oskaloosa Christian School students helped to pack 20,000 meals for the Meals from the Heartland program on Friday afternoon.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There was organized chaos on Friday afternoon as the student body of the Oskaloosa Christian School worked diligently to package 20,000 meals for those in need. Oskaloosa Christian School Principal Don Mitchell was found helping out at various stations on Friday, making sure the Meals from the Heartland effort went well. The […]

Radio System Bids Opened

Mahaska County Supervisors opened bids from Motorola (top binder) and Racom (bottom binder) on Friday. The electronic versions will be sent to the Supervisors radio consultant for evaluation.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in special session to open bids for an emergency radio system on Friday morning. Two bids were received by the Supervisors, one from Motorola and the second from Racom. The bids and all the information within them were sequestered to keep the information private while […]

New Sharon Fire Headed Back To Help Others In Need

New Sharon Fire Captain Steve Gerard is seen here helping to clear debris from a home in Port St. Joe, Florida this week. (photo by Nancy Boney)

New Sharon, Iowa – The New Sharon Fire Department sent another team off this past week to help others in need. The team is headed to Port Saint Joe, Florida, which is a community east of Mexico, Florida, to assist with cleanup and recovery efforts after Hurricane Michael devastated the region. The New Sharon Fire […]

Mahaska County Attorney Says Wanders Won’t Be Charged After Electioneering Allegations Made

Steve Wanders said he was the best choice to be appointed to the county board of supervisors since he received the most votes in the primary election. Two of the three committee members agreed, and voted to appoint him to the board.

A Mahaska County Attorney’s Office Press Release On October 31, 2018, the Mahaska County Attorney’s Office was made aware of a possible violation of Iowa Code Section 39A.4(1 )(a)(1) by Supervisor Candidate Steve Wanders. Candidate Wanders was observed handing out candy which contained campaign requests while wearing a t-shirt supporting his candidacy. Candidate Wanders was soliciting votes within […]

Education Club at WPU Welcomes Iowa Teacher of the Year

Aileen Sullivan, Iowa Teacher of the Year Award Recipient, poses with WPU Education Club Members on Thursday, October 23, 2018. (submitted photo)

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa)—As the world of education continues to grow, the need for motivated and dedicated educators grows with it. The Education Club at William Penn University is organized and led by students who are driven to be great teachers. This club provides students the opportunity to collaborate with other education students, both elementary and secondary. […]


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