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Mahaska County Agriculture Dealing With Severe Drought Conditions

Iowa Drought Monitor for August 10, 2017

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Members of the agricultural community gathered on Wednesday evening to hear experts from the ISU Extension Office, and others, talk about how to mitigate losses from the drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor released their latest information, showing that Mahaska County continues to be in the D2 category, or Severe Drought. Just years […]

Oskaloosa Urban Deer Management Season

This pair of deer was spotted within the city limits of Oskaloosa.

The City of Oskaloosa is preparing for the upcoming 2017/2018 Urban Deer Hunting season, to be held within the Oskaloosa city limits. The 2017/2018 hunting season will run from September 16th, 2017 through January 10th, 2018. During this season, qualified hunters will be allowed to harvest deer within the city limits using bows and arrows. […]

Girls Scouts Earn Safety Badge With Help From Oskaloosa PD

Oskaloosa Police Officer Brandon Blanchard assisted a group of Girl Scouts in earning their Safety Badge.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A group of Oskaloosa Girls Scouts who will be in the 3rd grade this fall, got an opportunity to earn their Safety Badge this past week. Troupe 99 headed to the Oskaloosa Police Department to meet with Officer Brandon Blanchard. Blanchard helped the scouts by answering questions and then letting them explore […]

Oskaloosa Schools Prepping For New School Year

Oskaloosa High School

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Labor Day is quickly approaching and with it marks the end of the summer season for many families and businesses. With the end of summer comes the start of the school year. Oskaloosa Community Schools held a registration day this past week to help finalize as many student registrations as possible. The […]

Supervisors Take Accusatory Stand Towards Sheriff

Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Doland made some strong accusations towards Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem during the supervisor meeting on Monday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The dispute about radio communications ratcheted up another notch on Monday during the Mahaska County Supervisor meeting. The Mahaska County Emergency Management is its own municipality under Iowa Code and came to the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors to ask permission to utilize some of the county bonding capacity to save the […]

Local History Presented in “George” Musical

History will come to life with the production of George.

OSKALOOSA, IA — “It’s your move!” George is a hometown musical featuring 50+ local actors and musicians. With songs like “It’s A Gorgeous Day on the Square,” George is an Oskaloosa musical you can’t see anywhere else. Photos from the Chuck Russell Photo Collection help bring local history to life on stage. The musical, written […]

Electrifying Front Row Challenge Finish Goes to Shane Stewart!

Shane Stewart won the $20,000 Front Row Challenge in Oskaloosa, Iowa Monday (Denis Currier/Oskaloosa News)

by Bill Wright Oskaloosa, IA, August 7, 2017 – Shane Stewart topped a three-way battle for the lead with two laps to go to come out on top in the $20,000 to win 22nd Annual Price Chopper Front Row Challenge presented by Musco Lighting and Searsboro Telephone Company. It was the Bixby, Oklahoma driver’s first […]

Thousands Arrive On Square For Christian Concert

featured local artists as well as national recording artists.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Thousands of people arrived on the square Saturday evening to hear some of the best local and national Christian music performers around. Wyndell Campbell is one of those who performed Saturday night, “I think it was a great testament to our community and the foundation of faith within Mahaska County. The day […]

Golf Plays Big Role In Booster Club

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Like ants leaving the nest, a large string of golf carts took off from the staging area at Osky Golf on Saturday. Those golfers were there to support the Oskaloosa Indian Booster Club and all the projects that impact young people’s lives. Twenty-seven golf teams raced off to the course to find […]

MHP Visits Area Farm For Wellness Learning

Oskaloosa, Iowa – With fewer people living on or having a direct connection to farms or the farming community, Mark Jackson opened up his farm to share some information about modern agriculture to a group from Mahaska Health Partnership. Ann Smith, MHP community wellness coordinator, said, “Though we live in a rural community, many of […]

       

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