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Eggs And Issues Spotlight On Emergency Services

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Eggs and Issues on Saturday morning took a different twist from the normal when members of area emergency services were under the marquee spotlight on the stage inside Smokey Row. Wyndell Campbell was the moderator for Saturday’s discussion. Ben Boeke/Oskaloosa Police Chief, Cheryl Eklofe/Mahaska County 911, Russ Van Renterghem/Mahaska County Sheriff, Mark […]

‘Finished Business’ – 3A Title Comes Home To Oskaloosa

The Oskaloosa Indians are Iowa's Class 3A State Champions.

by Jamie Brockman and Ken Allsup Des Moines, Iowa – Dreams… pride… history. All that and more was accomplished on Friday night when Oskaloosa beat Little Hawkeye Conference foe Norwalk 48-44 to win the Class 3A State Basketball Championship. This was Oskaloosa’s first ever title in basketball. The team’s theme all tournament long was “Unfinished […]

The Rozenboom Report by Senator Ken Rozenboom – March 9, 2019

On Tuesday, March 5, the Government class from Pella Christian High School came to observe the sub-committee hearing on SSB 1227.

by Ken Rozenboom State legislators work on a wide array of issues. In this week’s newsletter I want to focus on two bills that I’ve directed throughout the committee process, and are eligible for debate on the floor of the Senate. As the chairman of the Natural Resources and Environment Committee I drafted Senate Study […]

Update From the House for District 80 – March 8, 2019

Thank you Indian Hills for meeting with me on Tuesday!

by Holly Brink I am happy to say that I have made it through my first funnel week here in the House. What a busy week it was.  Throughout this week, my colleagues and I have be going through the bills we have drafted earlier this session, running several subcommittee meetings on them and presenting […]

Hite Capitol Update: March 7, 2019

Rep. Dustin Hite at the Iowa House - March 7, 2019. (submitted photo)

by Dustin Hite This past week was what is referred to as “funnel week” by the members of the Iowa Legislature. This “funnel” is a rule stating that by Friday, March 8, all House bills must be reported out of House Committees. This rule is put in place to ensure State Government is working efficiently […]

Mahaska Health Focuses On Patient-Centered Care

Mahaska Health Partnership

A Mahaska Health Press Release “Every day, our caregivers, clinical teams and administrative staff strive to provide the best patient-centered experience for our community members. Mahaska Health is honored to be recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital,” said Mahaska Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tim Breon. “This is a testament to the outstanding […]

Oskaloosa To Title Game – Where They Will Find A Familiar Foe

The Oskaloosa Indians celebrate after defeating Winterset to head back to the 3A championship game.

by Jamie Brockman Once again it wasn’t exactly pretty, but Oskaloosa survived another nail-biting, physical dog fight in the Class 3A semifinals, outlasting Winterset 48-43 to advance to their second consecutive Class 3A State Championship game. Senior Austin Hafner got Osky off to a quick start draining two three-pointers as the Indians jumped out to […]

Oskaloosa Man Killed In Accident

A Mahaska County Sheriffs Department Press Release On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 11:25 am, members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and Mahaska Health Partnership Ambulance Service were dispatched to the 2400 Block of Resolve Avenue in rural Mahaska County, in reference to a man stuck in a garbage truck. Upon deputies arrival, it […]

Oskaloosa Survives Opening Game At ‘The Well’

Cole Henry drives to the hoop against Marion on Tuesday afternoon.

by Jamie Brockman It may not have been pretty, but as the ol’ cliché says, a win is a win and champions find ways to win even when things don’t go as expected. That’s exactly what Oskaloosa did Tuesday, coming from behind to beat Marion 51-49 in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A State Basketball […]

Choices Drop-in Center Helping Build Community

'Choices Drop-in Center' recently cut the ribbon on it's new center in downtown Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A new space recently opened up in the 100 block of 1st Avenue West, which aims to help those needing a little help in life. The ribbon cutting at the First Resources Corporations new office space, called ‘Choices Drop-in Center’ was held on February 19th, and users of the resource were joined […]


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