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Oskaloosa Native Jay Zimmerman Awarded Key To The City

Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt (left) presents Jay Zimmerman (right) with the key to the City of Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s summertime, and the heat is on, especially as dozens of people packed into ‘The Alley’ to recognize one of its own. Ann Brouwer, Alley KADTS, welcomed everyone to the “Legacy of Excellence” award ceremony that was being held in ‘The Alley’, which was created in the alley next to Smokey Row […]

Big Brothers and Big Sisters Seeing Positive Results

Robbyn Duchow cuts the ribbon officially opening the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mahaska County.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The questions about what a mentorship program would look like and what benefits it could bring to the community began to take shape at the beginning of 2017 when Oskaloosa City Council member Steve Burnett and Mahaska County United Way Director Amy Meyer had a conversation on the subject. The two facilitated […]


Oskaloosa Community Schools Activities Director Ryan Parker receives a $3,500 check from Oskaloosa Elks Exalted Ruler Rick Corbett. The money will be used toward the purchase of a rebounding machine for the school basketball program. (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa – The Oskaloosa Elks Lodge No. 340 recently donated $3.500 to the Oskaloosa Community Schools to help with the purchase of a rebounding machine for the basketball program. The funds were made possible through grants from the Elks National Foundation Community Investments Program. “Middle school and senior high basketball players help us with the […]

Updated United Way ALICE Report for Iowa reveals 40 percent of Mahaska County households struggle to afford basics

United Way ALICE Report details size and scope of financial hardship in Iowa Oskaloosa, Iowa – In Iowa, 457,044 households – 37 percent of the state’s total – are unable to afford the state’s cost of living, according to the updated United Way ALICE Report for Iowa. In Mahaska County, 40 percent of households live […]


Mike Naig

Farmers who have identified conservation needs following recent flooding should contact local Soil and Water Conservation District office DES MOINES – Following the recent storms and flooding, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig highlighted the $7.8 million that is available through the state conservation cost share program to help farmers and landowners install conservation practices. […]

Wanders Sworn In As Supervisor

Mahaska County Supervisors from left to right; Henry 'Willie' Van Weelden, Mark Groenendyk, and Steve Wanders.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Monday, July 2, 2018. Steve Wanders was sworn in as Mahaska County Supervisor by Judge Roseann Mefford. Wanders is filling out the remaining term of Mark Doland, who resigned when it became apparent he no longer lived in the county. The […]

Drost Sworn In As Council Member

Bob Drost is sworn in by Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt as 2nd Ward City Council Member.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt swore in Bob Drost as 2nd Ward City Council member on Monday night. Krutzfeldt also swore in Oskaloosa Police Officer Jared Van Wyk, who is originally from Pella, Iowa. Van Wyk completed a bachelors degree in criminal justice and psychology at Dordt College. While there, Van Wyk interned […]

2018 Iowa Map Contest Winners Announced

Oskaloosa and Cedar Rapids students and teachers participated in the second annual Iowa Map Contest, creating story maps of their favorite places in Iowa. Using ESRI’s ArcGIS Online Mapping platform, students collected data for their projects, then incorporated their data into interactive story maps which included images and information to provide context, supplemental information, and […]

Sheriff’s Office Charges Rose Hill Man With Theft, Burglary, And Violation Of No Contact Order

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On Tuesday, July 03, 2018, at approximately 1:10 p.m., officials from the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 2281 Lincoln Avenue, in rural Mahaska County, regarding the violation of a no contact order. Upon arriving to this address, it was discovered that 2 dogs and a 2011 […]

Gov. Reynolds announces appointment of Jim Lindenmayer to Board of Regents

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Friday that former Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) president Jim Lindenmayer of Ottumwa will serve as the newest member of the Iowa Board of Regents. “I am pleased to appoint Jim to the Board of Regents,” Gov. Reynolds said. “He spent the bulk of his career in leadership […]


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