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Unfounded Threat at OHS

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An Oskaloosa High School Press Release Dear Oskaloosa Families: Around 10:30 PM on October 14, 2021, high school administrators were informed by police that there was a rumor of a potential threat in which a student was going to “Bring a gun to school and shoot it up”. This situation was investigated immediately by the […]

Board Upheaval At Mahaska Health In Wake Of CEO Resignation/Reinstatement

Mahaska Health (submitted photo)

 Oskaloosa, Iowa – A press release from Mahaska Health on October 7th, 2021, indicated that Kevin DeRonde, CEO of Mahaska Health, had resigned from his position. Thursday, October 14th, an agenda was posted for the hospital board for Friday, October 15th, at noon. That single action item stated, “Revote to Reinstate Kevin DeRonde as […]

Missing Remains Identified As Xavior Harrelson

Xavior Harrelson

A Poweshiek County Sheriff Press Release October 15th, 2021 On May 27th, 2021, 10-year-old Xavior Harrelson was reported missing from his home in Montezuma by a family friend. On September 30th, human remains were located in a rural area approximately 3 miles northwest of Montezuma. On today’s date, the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office was notified […]

MidAmerican Energy prepares customers for higher natural gas bills

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A MidAmerican Energy Press Release DES MOINES, Iowa – (October 12, 2021) – MidAmerican Energy is alerting its customers that higher natural gas prices will impact most monthly heating bills during the upcoming winter season. Natural gas market prices have more than doubled from this time last year, as increased global demand coupled with both […]

Oskaloosa School Board Votes That No Mask Required

Oskaloosa School Board on October 12th, 2021.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board met Tuesday night, where they voted on their return to learn plan. In that original plan, there was no mask mandidate for the school district. After comments from parents highlighting their reasons for or against masks, the board voted 6-1 in favor of leaving the plan in place […]

COVID-19 Outbreak At Mahaska County Jail Causing Visitation Suspension

Mahaska County Sheriff's Department

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Because of a recent, small outbreak of COVID within our jail, the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office will be implementing all safety procedures at the Jail that were in place during last year’s pandemic. Because of this, the Sheriff’s Office will be temporarily suspending all inmate visitation. We are […]

Young Ambassadors Contest 2021

This year’s 2020 Young Ambassador Princess is Everlee Rogers, daughter of Austin Rogers and Whitney Rogers. The Young Ambassador Prince is Memphis Breuklander, son of Nikki Edgington and Jason Breuklander.

Oskaloosa Main Street is excited to share the plans underway for the Main Street Young Ambassador Contest. One young man and one young lady will once again be chosen as Oskaloosa’s Young Ambassadors. If you have a three-year-old to kindergarten-age child, enter them now! The Young Ambassadors King and Queen will be announced on Monday, […]

CLOW Donates Building for Youth Sports

Clow Valve Company VP, General Manager, Mark Willett with OISC Board President, Laura North, in front of the new OISC facility located at 1336 12th Ave. E.

Clow Valve Company recently donated their property located at 1336 12th Ave. E to the Oskaloosa Indoor Sports Complex (OISC). The OISC is a volunteer run, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing indoor practice opportunities for young athletes in Mahaska County. According to Clow vice president and general manager, Mark Willett, that made OISC a […]

Rural areas make up Iowa’s soul

Farmersburg, Iowa, on July 23, 2021. (Photo by Lyle Muller / IowaWatch)

Lyle Muller / IowaWatch Relaxing with a cup of coffee at Madeline’s in Riverside, Iowa, you could hear Morgan Rodgers chatting with customers one recent August morning. She knew them all. “We just appreciate our customers and the continued support they’ve given us,” Rodgers, an 11-year resident of Riverside, said about the shop she and […]

Oskaloosa Blanked by Dutch

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by Wade Steinlage Pella–The Indian football team did not have an answer to its rival as it fell 36-0 to Pella in district play Friday. Oskaloosa (4-3, 0-3 Class 4A District 4) controlled possession for nearly 30 of the 48 minutes, but was outgained 385-116. Each team punted on its first two drives, but Pella […]


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