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Southern Iowa Speedway Sees First Racing Action of 2020

by Jerry Mackey Oskaloosa, Iowa: One month following the scheduled racing season opener, the Southern Iowa Speedway was able to run races still under the Covid-19 Pandemic guidelines. Following Governor Reynolds restrictions, races were allowed but spectators were not allowed to attend. A great contingent of drivers attended the opening nights racing action on a […]

Unique YMCA Groundbreaking

A Mahaska County YMCA Press Release Local leaders met May 11 to break ground on the new Early Childhood Education and Recreation Center. Civic leaders and project partners decided to share the groundbreaking in a video in lieu of a traditional groundbreaking open to the public, donors, stakeholders and media due to COVID-19 restrictions and […]

Crystal Heights Care Center Update

Crystal Heights Care Center Press Release May 21st, 2020 To the members of our community: As of today, there have been 2 additional employees who tested positive for COVID-19. That brings the count to 6 employees and 19 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. We are sorry to report that on May 18th there […]

2020 Mahaska County Primary Election Polling Locations

A Mahaska County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Press Release Precincts Combined for Primary Election Due to Health Concerns May 20, 2020 Mahaska County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, Susan Brown, has released the polling locations that will be open for the June 2, 2020 Primary Election. Environmental Learning Center 2342 Highway 92, Oskaloosa, Ia […]

Play Ball!

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds gave the green light for high school summer sports to get underway on June 1st, 2020. In a statement from the IGHSAU Board of Directors and IHSAA Board of Control, they approved as well to resume summer sports. All schools will have to follow the Iowa Department of […]

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation permits summer school activities, including baseball and softball, to resume on June 1. And effective this Friday, May 22, Movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, museums, and wedding reception venues will be permitted to reopen with appropriate public health […]

Lantz Chosen as Chair of NAIA ASA

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa—William Penn senior women’s golfer Madison Lantz will end her college career working on the national stage as she has been named the Chair of the NAIA’s Association of Student-Athletes (ASA). A native of Corona, Calif., Lantz had been serving as WPU’s Chair as well as a representative for the Heart of America Athletic Conference […]

Northern Mahaska Specialty Care Reports Two Staff Cases Of COVID-19

A Northern Mahaska Specialty Care Press Release Northern Mahaska Specialty Care has learned of two employees testing positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy regulations, we aren’t able to share more information about the employees. The health and safety of our staff is of utmost importance. We continue to follow CDC and Iowa Department of Public […]

Victim Identified and Suspect Charged In Pella Homicide

A DCI Press Release May 19, 2020 PELLA, Iowa – The Pella Police Department and the DCI have identified the victim and arrested a suspect in Monday evening’s homicide. After responding to a report of an argument at 101 Glenwood Street, #4, Pella police officers found 46-year-old Tracy Mondabough of Ottumwa injured inside a vehicle. […]

More than $500M in federal aid heading to Iowa hospitals would cover only half their COVID-19 losses

By Lyle Muller / IowaWatch Iowa hospitals received $190.3 million in CARES Act relief fund payments in April and were expecting as much as $360 million more in a second round of federal relief aid underway now, interviews and documents shared with IowaWatch show. Some of the state’s 118 hospitals also received in April advance […]


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