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WATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES – Agenda – December 11, 2017

Oskaloosa Water Department

WATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES Regular Meeting December 11, 2017 4:00 PM Location: 1208 South 7th St. Agenda 1. Approve agenda. 2. Approve minutes of the November 13, 2017 regular meeting. 3. Approve invoices and financial statements. 4. Customer forum. 5. Consideration and discussion of updating Employee Manual Section 5, Insurance Benefits, A. Health Insurance. 6. […]

Iowa Voter ID Cards Arriving Soon To A Mailbox Near You

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announced on Monday that his office begins mailing Voter ID cards this week to registered voters in the state who do not possess a valid Iowa driver’s license or non-driver’s ID. The cards are free and will be sent automatically to 123,000 Iowans, roughly six percent […]

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, Dec. 7, in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be half-staff on all public buildings, […]

Listening Tour Hears About Challenges Facing Others In Iowa

The Listening Tour

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Just over a dozen people came together this week at the Oskaloosa restaurant ‘On the Green’ to be a part of the Listening Tour hosted by Interfaith Alliance of Iowa. Connie Ryan, Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa facilitated the evening’s discussion. Interfaith Alliance of Iowa is a statewide nonpartisan organization […]

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

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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 […]

MidAmerican Energy Hosting Coffee for Oskaloosa-Area Customers

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OSKALOOSA, Iowa – (December 4, 2017) – To introduce its new customer service kiosk, MidAmerican Energy Company is hosting a meet and greet in Penn Central Mall on Friday, December 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Smokey Row coffee will be served to the attendees. Individuals interested in attending the event can stop by […]


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