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Local Author See’s Success From Recent Book

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Sharing your creative talents with the world can be a scary affair, but can also be greatly rewarding as well. Tasha Janssen is known by her pen name of Tasha Harper, and she’s enjoying some well deserved success with her latest work. Janssen has written a total of eight novels, three of […]

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION LAUNCHES IT’S EVERYONE’S GAME, a national effort to increase access to soccer programming

Musco Lighting logo

CHICAGO, IL (Dec. 5, 2017) – The U.S. Soccer Foundation is launching a national campaign, It’s Everyone’s Game, aimed at dramatically expanding its impact on children across the country through soccer-based programs. To kick off the campaign, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club will announce their support […]

City recognizes longevity, hears report on facade improvements

Oskaloosa City Hall

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- Four employees with a combined total of 110 years of service were recognized at Monday’s regular Oskaloosa City Council meeting. The employees were recognized for their many years of service to the City of Oskaloosa, and is an annual tradition. Among those recognized were: Oskaloosa Fire Department Captain Dave Christenson […]

County settles insurance claim

Mahaska County Courthouse

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- After a closed session on Monday, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 to approve an insurance claim settlement. The claim dealt with an accident claim, and was presented in the closed session as a possible matter of litigation. After re-entering open session, supervisor vice-chair Willie Van Weelden revealed […]

City Snow Emergency Policy Explained

Oskaloosa Snow Plow

OSKALOOSA, IOWA – Winter weather will happen – ready or not – and it’s never too early to remind everyone “Ice and Snow…..Take it Slow.” The Oskaloosa Police Department reminds citizens when winter weather conditions become severe with freezing rain, sleet, ice or snow fall which cause difficult travel conditions, the City Manager has the […]

Mahaska County Man Charged With Sexual Assault

Justin Douglas Schaefer

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On November 8th, 2017, the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office received the complaint of a possible sexual abuse of a 3 1/2 year old female at a rural address within Mahaska County. Following an investigation into this complaint, on November 30th, 2017, Sheriff’s Officials filed the charge of 2nd […]

Burglary Suspect Remains At Large

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On October 27th, 2017, the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a representative of the Fremont Elementary School (525 East Main Street). It was reported that a burglary had occurred at the school on the previous evening. Approximately $9,000 worth of electronic devices had been taken from […]

Tour Of Homes To Benefit Kids In Mahaska County

Oskaloosa Tour of Homes 2017

Oskaloosa, Iowa – You might say that Oskaloosa has gotten the Christmas spirit, and is sharing it with everyone in sight. That spirit flows into the homes of its residents, and several of them opened their homes to help raise money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mahaska County. The annual event has traditionally […]

Oskaloosa Celebrates Christmas

The 30th Annual Oskaloosa Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade made it's way around the square on November 30th.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – For the 30th time in its history, the Oskaloosa Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade lined up, ready to roll through the city square, painted with lights. The unusually warm weather helped to draw out what some have said is a record crowd at the annual event. Along the parade route were children […]

High Speed Chase Ends In Rollover Accident In Eastern Mahaska County

A medical helicopter landed at the scene of a roll-over accident Saturday night.

Mahaska County, Iowa – At approximately 11:15 pm, a call from Keokuk County to Mahaska County was made alerting to a high-speed chase that was west of Sigourney, along Highway 92. Speeds were reported to be around 100 miles per hour, according to police radio traffic. Mahaska County Deputies headed towards the chase, while Oskaloosa […]


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