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One Oskaloosa Family Shares Multiple State Titles

by Jamie Brockman Growing up, every athlete wants to be the best and win championships; however it takes a lot of hard work and dedication from coaches, parents and the athlete. Oskaloosa High School has won state championships in five team sports in school history. Boys golf and boys Cross Country have each enjoyed big […]


Left To Right: Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R), Rep. Holly Brink (R), and Rep. Dustin Hite (R) at Eggs and Issues on Saturday.

Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group is ready for our next Eggs and Issues event. Come join us this Saturday at Smokey Row from 8:30 to 9:30 am to participate in the last Eggs and Issues of 2019. This Saturday, March 23rd, we will feature Senator Ken Rozenboom, Representative Dustin Hite and Representative Holly Brink. […]

Maple Syrup Festival

Saturday, March 30 10:00 – 11:00 am Environmental Learning Center, Caldwell Park Bring your family and friends out to the Environmental Learning Center on Saturday, March 30 from 10:00 – 11:00 am for the Annual Maple Syrup Festival. Laura DeCook, the Mahaska County Conservation Board naturalist, will demonstrate and explain how to tap trees and […]

Free Throw Shooting, Rebounding Lead WPU to First-Round Win

Omar Sherman had plenty to celebrate Wednesday

by Wade Steinlage Kansas City, Mo.–The Statesmen men’s basketball team shrugged off the critics and naysayers Wednesday and just went about its business, knocking off Vanguard 69-53 in the first round of the NAIA Division I National Championship. With the ‘upset’ win over the third-seeded Lions (25-7), #6 seed William Penn (22-11), out of the […]

Oskaloosa’s Lighted Christmas Parade Saturday, December 7th “Winter Nights & Magical Lights”

The William Penn Band's 'Snow Globe' float got a lot of attention on Thursday evening during the annual Lighted Christmas Parade.

From the twinkling strings that sparkle on our Christmas trees, to the glowing strands that adorn our homes – magical lights brighten our holidays, and remind us to be merry all season long. The Mahaska community has so many bright points to celebrate – our schools, local businesses and organizations, and many wonderful citizens. Parade […]

Council Hears Update From Chamber

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on March 18th, 2019. The Council heard from the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group, who presented the activities the group has been leading and participating in. Ann Smith, Oskaloosa Chamber Executive Director, first addressed what is happening in the area of economic development. […]

Supervisors Approve New Security Cameras For Courthouse

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Monday, March 18, 2019. The Supervisors discussed using funds from an account that is split with the sheriff’s office for upgrading security cameras. The account is 60% controlled by the sheriff, while the remaining 40% by the Supervisors for courthouse security […]

Florida trip ends on high note for Central baseball team

Central Dutch Athletics

OSCEOLA, FLORIDA — The Central College baseball is headed back to Iowa with an 10-1 record after ending the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational with a 10-4, 13-0 sweep over Crown College (Minn.) on Monday night. Winning 10 of the first 11 games on the schedule, the Dutch are off to the best start in program […]

Kim Rutledge Named 2019 “100 Great Iowa Nurse”

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Nurse Practitioner Kim Rutledge has been named one of the 2019 “100 Great Iowa Nurses.” Rutledge will be honored with other recipients at a special ceremony recognizing National Nurses Week on Sunday, May 5 in Des Moines. Nominees were selected based off their concern for humanity, contribution to the profession, […]

There’s Been Something For Just About Anyone In Oskaloosa

Race cars filled the hallway at Penn Central Mall on Saturday and Sunday.

by Ken Allsup Oskaloosa, Iowa – There’s been just about something for everyone to do this past weekend in Oskaloosa. Music filled Smokey Row as ElieMae, an Idaho singer-songwriter entertained with an acoustic solo on Friday afternoon. The Backrow Hooligan’s took to the stage on Saturday afternoon, performing an acoustic show as well. Inside of […]


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