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Groenendyk Charged With Violating A No-Contact Order

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Oskaloosa, Iowa – The current Mahaska County Supervisors Chairman, Mark Allen Groenendyk, was charged with violation of a no-contact order on Sunday evening. The charge is a simple misdemeanor. The no-contact order stems from a February 6th charge of Domestic Violence made against Groenendyk. According to the arresting officer, Deputy Goemaat, he verified the wording […]

SCRAA Approves Lease And Hears Financial Statement

South Central Regional Airport Agency

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The South Central Regional Airport Agency (SCRAA) Board met in a virtual meeting this past week to consider a land lease and to be updated on the entity’s financial status. The Board considered renting land it now owns to Leland Van Kooten for $30,510 until February 28, 2022. That amount and terms […]

Nelson Pioneer Farm Announces Modified Opening for 2021 Season

Nelson Pioneer Farm

Mahaska County, Iowa – The Board of Directors for the Mahaska County Historical Society approved what to expect at the Nelson Pioneer Farm for 2021. Starting on May 1, the historic site will be available for public visitation by appointment only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays during its regular hours of 10 a.m. to 4 […]

Update From the House for District 80

Holly Brink (District 80) signs her Oath of Office on Monday, January 14, 2019.

by Holly Brink Week 11 Update Hello Friends, I am again so honored to be serving you in the legislature. This week contained several long days of debate, including Wednesday’s debate which lasted until past 1 AM Thursday morning. On those days I just remind myself of how important it is to ensure that we […]

Hite Capitol Update – March 26th, 2021

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-House 79)

by Dustin Hite This was another busy week in the House. We dealt with a range of topics from CDL testing to ABLE accounts for Iowans on Medicaid and SSI. Two bills that passed the House this week were second chance legislation. This year, the Iowa House again took the first step in amending the […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 26th, 2021

Sen Ken Rozenboom talks about budgets and tax reform during Saturday's Egg's and Issues.

by Ken Rozenboom Last Friday the Revenue Estimating Conference met. This process gives us final revenue projections as we start preparing our budgets for the next fiscal year. Because of the pro-growth policies we have continued to pass throughout the last several years, Iowa has seen economic growth even through these last several months, and […]

Get a Head Start on Spring Lawn Care

Follow best practices to jumpstart your lawn in the upcoming weeks AMES, Iowa – Adam Thoms, assistant professor in horticulture and turgrass extension specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers the following tips on how to get your lawn off to a good start this spring. First, remove any twigs or debris from […]

One Dog Really Does Have Its Day

Terry Gott (left) with Joselyn as she started her journey to Washington State and her new life.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There is a saying, ‘Every dog has its day.’ For one pup at the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter, that day came when a group of volunteers helped shuttle it halfway across the country. The story began in late October of 2020 when a stray dog came into the shelter. After some testing, […]

Donor Helps Young People Better Share Their Music

Olivia (left) & Emma (right), share an acoustic guitar between them and how someday it would be so cool for them to be able to play together! A couple of someones (who wish to remain anonymous) were watching the recital on our live stream and heard that these two sisters could use a second guitar. These kind souls donated $275 to get these girls a second instrument!! (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – At the Muse Music Store in downtown Oskaloosa, you find people of all ages there, looking at and discussing instruments, but you also find them there to learn more about their favorite instruments. Two sisters, who are guitar students there, had a recital over the holidays, and they each took their turn […]

FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling Over-the-Counter CBD Products for Pain Relief

Food and Drug Administration

Products Listing CBD as Inactive Ingredient Cited for Unapproved Drug and Misbranding Violations The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to two companies for selling products labeled as containing cannabidiol (CBD) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Specifically, the warning letters address the illegal marketing […]


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