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Mahaska County Supervisors End 28E Agreement Regarding Regional Airport

An aerial view of the land that might be impacted by a new regional airport. (file photo)

by Ken Allsup June 29th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – After last week’s ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors voted to end their participation in a 28E agreement for a regional airport. That agreement had initially been with the cities of Oskaloosa and Pella and was signed in March of […]

BBQ4Badges Continues With Great Success

2022 1st Responders Trophy - Brandon Petrehn and the Hedrick Fire Department Sponsored by Kraig Chevrolet (submitted photo)

Ken Allsup June 27th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The smell of burning wood that fired the slow cookers and grills of the competitors filled the air in downtown Oskaloosa over the weekend. This was the fifth year for the event, which continues to evolve to meet the competition’s and participants’ needs and wants. Those taking […]

Gov. Reynolds announces $2.45M in awards for Iowa Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Grant Program

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds listens to apprentices talk about their experiences in their apprenticeship program.

DES MOINES — Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced eight recipients of the Iowa Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Grant Program. This program, based on the Nursing/Patient Care program at the Career Academy of Pella, follows an innovative learning model that introduces health care opportunities to high school students with the support of virtual reality training and […]

Bomb Squad Detonates Homemade Explosive Device

Investigators examine the homemade explosive device after it was made safe by the Iowa Fire Marshal's Office bomb squad.

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Monday, June 27th, 2022 On Sunday, June 26th, 2022, at approximately 4:30 am, a Deputy with the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle, near the intersection of Highway 92 and Ford Avenue, in rural Mahaska County. This vehicle failed to stop […]

Gov. Reynolds, IEDA announce $16.5M in first round of Destination Iowa funding for quality of life and tourism

Iowa Flag

DES MOINES–Today, Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced $16.5 million in grant funding for the following four projects through Destination Iowa. The $100 million program, announced in April, invests in transformational attractions that will bolster the quality of life in Iowa communities and attract visitors and new residents. “Communities in all corners […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report June 20 – 26, 2022

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (June 27, 2022) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented today on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly April through November. “The long stretch of hot days finally ended late last week as a shift in the […]

Tractor Ride Provides A Little Nostalgia

The annual Mahaska Health Tractor Ride took place on Saturday, starting at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds, and traveled to several area nursing homes.

by Ken Allsup June 25th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – The grounds of the Southern Iowa Fair played host to the annual Mahaska Health Annual Tractor Ride this past Saturday. The tractor ride, now in its 3rd year, gives those who love agriculture an opportunity to show off their prized tractor and catch up with friends […]

Bohannan Visits Oskaloosa – Challenging Miller-Meeks

Bohannan is running for the 1st Congressional District in Iowa. (photo provided)

by Ken Allsup June 24th, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Christina Bohannan recently visited Oskaloosa, hosting two sessions at Smokey Row Coffee. Bohannan says she’s running against the incumbent Miller-Meeks and says it’s essential “that we get back to putting the people first. We are seeing such divisive politics right now in our country.” “We’re getting […]

Iowa Supreme Court Sides With Mahaska County In Regional Airport Agreement

Iowa Supreme Court Ruling over regional airport agreement.

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday said that Mahaska County was correct, and the 28E didn’t allow for removing themselves from the 28E agreement over a regional airport in the same way they got into the agreement. The dispute between the entities is over a decade old over the creation of a regional airport. “First, […]

Mahaska County Emergency Management Proposes Technology To Help Officers In School Emergency

Recent training sponsored by the Mahaska County Emergency Management and Mahaska County Sheriff's Office helped area first responders sharpen their skills to deal with active shooters.

by Ken Allsup June 22nd, 2022 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Helping officers have the most information during a school emergency like a shooting is something the Mahaska County Emergency Management hopes to help provide. Mahaska County Emergency Manager Jamey Robinson says his commission just approved money to help put panic buttons into local school offices that […]


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