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Bringing Spring Color To Your Patio

Hanging planters and other porch and patio plants are popular with consumers at Stam Greenhouse.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Spring has finally arrived for real here in Iowa. Farmers are working the fields, and everything is finally in bloom. The on-again, off-again spring filled with cloudy overcast days early on, keeping those seeking spring colors at home, waiting to make sure the snow didn’t fall once again. Out at Stam Greenhouse, […]

Glosser Awarded Community 1st Credit Union $2,000 Scholarship

Jace Glosser

OTTUMWA, IA –Jace Glosser of Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School was awarded a $2,000 Community 1st Credit Union continuing education scholarship this spring. The credit union will present $42,000 to 19 area high school seniors in May. Glosser was ranked at the top of more than 100 applications submitted. A total of two $4,000 scholarships and 17 […]

Nelson Pioneer Farm’s Director Busy Building For The Future

Margaret Spiegel

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The ol’ wives tale of April showers bring May flowers says, things begin to bloom. At Nelson Pioneer Farm, May brought opening day and a chance for Margaret Spiegel to bloom as the director for the museum and farm. Spiegel is the curator and administrator of the farm and museum, which is […]

Vander Linden Named Citizen Of The Year

Guy Vander Linden (center) accepts Citizen of the Year award from the OACDG

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group gathered on Thursday evening to recognize the accomplishment of the people and businesses that make our community what it is. At the 137th annual banquet, Outgoing State Legislator and Marine Corp General Guy Vander Linden was named Citizen of the Year. Others recognized for their […]

Alexander Nagorny Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Alexander Nagorny

On May 2, 2018, Alexander Nagorny of Oskaloosa was awarded the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the rank of Eagle Scout. A member of Troop 71, chartered by the Central United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa, Nagorny is one of approximately 5 percent of all Boy Scouts who attain the […]

Board Votes to Make 5th Grade Class Sizes Smaller

A large turnout at the Oskaloosa School Board meeting on Tuesday evening. by Hailey Brown

By Hailey Brown (Oskaloosa, Iowa) – On Tuesday, May 8, the OCSD Board of Education voted for a change in plans regarding fifth-grade class sizes. Although originally planning for seven sections of students, board members changed their minds to institute eight sections of students instead after members had a discussion with the fifth-grade team and […]

Pollinator Plot Approved by OCSD School Board

Proposed Pollinator Plot - Looking East from Bike Path - Photo Provided

By Hailey Brown (Oskaloosa, Iowa) – According to the United States Department of Agriculture, one-third of all agricultural output in the U.S. depends upon pollinators – birds, bats, bees, butterflies, and roughly 200,000 different species of animals that assist with transferring pollen from one flower to another. Without the assistance of pollinators, most plants cannot […]

Wild Night of Racing Settles Down With Four New Faces In Victory Lane at Southern Iowa Speedway

Derrick Agee took heat two for Stock Cars at the Southern Iowa Speedway on Wednesday night.

by Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (May 9th, 2018) – Last week mother nature washed the racing action away but this week was a different story as beautiful skies with very few clouds in the sky meant the Musco Lighting Southern Iowa Speedway presented by KBOE 104.9 could finally get another night in the books. Binn […]

Former Oskaloosa Police Officer Now Facing Three Charges

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa Police Officer, Janay Pritchett, 25, is now facing three charges after an alleged domestic incident. As of Friday, May 11th, Pritchett’s employment with the Oskaloosa Police Department was terminated. Pritchett is facing two counts of Domestic Abuse Assult. According to court documents, the second offense charge stems from a prior conviction/deferred […]

Oskaloosa Fire Department’s Aerial Apparatus Arrives

The Oskaloosa Fire Department took delivery of their aerial apparatus on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

Oskaloosa, Iowa- “It’s something we’ve needed for forty years,” said retired Fire Chief Frank Glandon. The Oskaloosa Fire Department got their newest piece of firefighting equipment in on Wednesday afternoon. It was driven by a delivery company from Maryland to Oskaloosa. Oskaloosa City Manager Michael Schrock was with the department as they looked over the […]


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