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Absentee ballots are now available in the Mahaska County Auditor’s Office

Absentee ballots are now available in the Mahaska County Auditor’s Office. Regular office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. These cities are able to vote absentee thru 11 AM on Tuesday, November 7 (Polls open at Noon on election day) Barnes City Beacon Fremont Keomah Village Leighton Rose Hill These cities absentee voting ends […]

Administration Reviewing Security Policy After Wave Of Statewide Threats

Oskaloosa School Board - October 2017

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board met in regular session on Tuesday evening, October 10th at their new time of 6pm. Oskaloosa Schools Superintendent Russ Reiter spoke about security issues in the district, citing the recent rash of closures at other districts due to threats. Reiter said that the district’s student Infinite Campus portal […]

Oskaloosa Community School District Old Community Stadium

Over the next few months you will see construction and changes going on at Old Community Stadium. The City of Oskaloosa is replacing the storm sewer that is beneath the playing surface of the stadium. This construction will begin immediately after the Middle School Football season and their last game is Oct. 17th. At this […]

Chris Jepsen named Interim CEO At Mahaska Health Partnership

Chris Jepsen

MAHASKA COUNTY – The Mahaska Health Partnership Board of Trustees named Chief Nursing Officer Chris Jepsen the organization’s Interim Chief Executive Officer during a special board meeting on Monday, Oct. 9. “After careful consideration, the board unanimously decided to offer her the Interim CEO position due to her past experience as well as her current […]

Oskaloosa Fire Responds To House Fire On High Ave

Oskaloosa Fire Department responded to this home at 1021 High Ave East Sunday night.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Fire Department responded to reports that a smoke alarm at a neighbor’s house was going off. The call came into the Mahaska County 911 center just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. When the Oskaloosa Police Department arrived on the scene, there were visible flames inside the residence located at 1021 […]

One-Year-Old Loses Life In Apparent Drowning

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On Sunday, October 8th, 2017, at approximately 3 p.m. Members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and the Mahaska Health Partnership Ambulance Service were dispatched to 2292 Adams Avenue, in reference to a drowning victim. This victim was a 1-year-old-male. Family members had started CPR on the victim […]

Group Of Friends Miss Tragedy By Minutes

A group of friends from Oskaloosa were enjoying their time in Las Vegas, before tragedy struck on October 1st.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – People from around the world watched in horror as the tragedy in Las Vegas unfolded on our television sets. In Oskaloosa, some families were concerned for the safety of their loved ones and reached out desperately to hear the news that they were safe. Eight friends were on vacation together, enjoying friendship […]

Oskaloosa Music Historian to Share Local Musicians’ Stories and Global Music Impact

Andy Clark, President of C.L. Barnhouse Company, will present “The Incredible Music Heritage of Oskaloosa” on Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Musco Technology Center (MTC) on William Penn University’s Oskaloosa campus. (submitted photo)

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – Andy Clark, President of C.L. Barnhouse Company, will present “The Incredible Music Heritage of Oskaloosa” on Thursday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Musco Technology Center (MTC) on William Penn University’s Oskaloosa campus. The C.L. Barnhouse Company has been housed in Oskaloosa for over 130 years and is considered one of […]

Oskaloosa Water Department Hydrant Flushing

Fire hydrants are used for flushing out city water lines.

The Oskaloosa Water Department will be conducting our bi-annual hydrant flushing beginning Monday October 9, 2017. This will last approximately two weeks. You may notice low pressure and cloudy or discolored water. The water, even though discolored, will remain safe to drink. Please refrain from washing laundry if you notice this change in your water, […]

OMS Parent Teacher Conferences Set For October 12th and 13th

Parent Teacher conferences are coming up October 12th and 13th in the Oskaloosa district. At Oskaloosa Middle School, we have an “open house” approach to our conferences, meaning families may come at a time that is convenient for them. Conference hours are Thursday 1-8pm and again Friday morning from 8:30 – 11:30am. This allows families […]

         

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