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Oskaloosa School Board Votes That No Mask Required

Oskaloosa School Board on October 12th, 2021.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board met Tuesday night, where they voted on their return to learn plan. In that original plan, there was no mask mandidate for the school district. After comments from parents highlighting their reasons for or against masks, the board voted 6-1 in favor of leaving the plan in place […]

COVID-19 Outbreak At Mahaska County Jail Causing Visitation Suspension

Mahaska County Sheriff's Department

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Because of a recent, small outbreak of COVID within our jail, the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office will be implementing all safety procedures at the Jail that were in place during last year’s pandemic. Because of this, the Sheriff’s Office will be temporarily suspending all inmate visitation. We are […]

Young Ambassadors Contest 2021

This year’s 2020 Young Ambassador Princess is Everlee Rogers, daughter of Austin Rogers and Whitney Rogers. The Young Ambassador Prince is Memphis Breuklander, son of Nikki Edgington and Jason Breuklander.

Oskaloosa Main Street is excited to share the plans underway for the Main Street Young Ambassador Contest. One young man and one young lady will once again be chosen as Oskaloosa’s Young Ambassadors. If you have a three-year-old to kindergarten-age child, enter them now! The Young Ambassadors King and Queen will be announced on Monday, […]

CLOW Donates Building for Youth Sports

Clow Valve Company VP, General Manager, Mark Willett with OISC Board President, Laura North, in front of the new OISC facility located at 1336 12th Ave. E.

Clow Valve Company recently donated their property located at 1336 12th Ave. E to the Oskaloosa Indoor Sports Complex (OISC). The OISC is a volunteer run, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing indoor practice opportunities for young athletes in Mahaska County. According to Clow vice president and general manager, Mark Willett, that made OISC a […]

Rural areas make up Iowa’s soul

Farmersburg, Iowa, on July 23, 2021. (Photo by Lyle Muller / IowaWatch)

Lyle Muller / IowaWatch Relaxing with a cup of coffee at Madeline’s in Riverside, Iowa, you could hear Morgan Rodgers chatting with customers one recent August morning. She knew them all. “We just appreciate our customers and the continued support they’ve given us,” Rodgers, an 11-year resident of Riverside, said about the shop she and […]

Oskaloosa Blanked by Dutch

Oskaloosa Indians

by Wade Steinlage Pella–The Indian football team did not have an answer to its rival as it fell 36-0 to Pella in district play Friday. Oskaloosa (4-3, 0-3 Class 4A District 4) controlled possession for nearly 30 of the 48 minutes, but was outgained 385-116. Each team punted on its first two drives, but Pella […]

Indians Sweep Six Foes, Win Home Tourney

Oskaloosa Indians

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–After a couple weeks of high-caliber competition, the Oskaloosa girls’ volleyball team took what it had learned and dominated its foes with a 6-0 week and a home tournament crown. The Indians (24-4, 5-1 LHC) opened the week Tuesday by sweeping Pella Christian 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-14) on the road in Little […]

Area Youth Working To Make A Difference

Robert Nelson (left) accepts a $900 donation from Deacon Cox for the Legacy Foundation.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa teenager Deacon Cox felt inspired by his teacher to find a way to help the world out in the wake of September 11th. Along with assistance from his family, Deacon reached out to do yard work and other tasks for donations. His mother, Nolie Rust, offered to help make enchiladas, and […]

Oskaloosa Fire Department Celebrates 150 Years Of Service

People of all ages took part in the many different things to do at the 150th Anniversary of the Oskaloosa Fire Department.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Many kids grow up imagining they are in a big red truck, rushing across town to battle a fire or save a life. On Saturday, the Oskaloosa Fire Department opened its doors to allow kids and their families a chance to see those big red trucks, talk with firefighters, and learn more […]

DeRonde Resigns As CEO Of Mahaska Health

Mahaska Health (submitted photo)

A Mahaska Health Press Release Kevin DeRonde has resigned as CEO of Oskaloosa, Iowa-based Mahaska Health. Mr. DeRonde joined Mahaska Health as CEO in February 2018 after serving at the helm of Des Moines Orthopedic Surgeons, since 2012. CFO Gene Williamson will serve as interim CEO until a permanent replacement is found.


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