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Council Approves 28E Agreement With Oskaloosa School

Oskaloosa City Hall

28E Agreement Moves Early Childhood and Recreation Center Forward Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met on Monday, January 7, 2018, for their first meeting of 2019. The Oskaloosa City Council approved a 28E agreement for the joint acquisition, design, construction, equipping, use, and operation of a recreation and early childhood education center project. […]

Gnimocemoh Week

by Jack Dawson Gnimocemoh (Homecoming spelled backward) is from January 14th-18th this year. We will be having dress-up days all week, with Friday being Spirit Day! Activities start with “Osky Games” at the Highschool. Osky Games will be held during school, Monday through Friday, with freshman competing in games on Monday, sophomores on Tuesday, juniors […]

Johnston Woman Charged with Insurance Fraud

Des Moines – Almedina Suljic, age 24, of Johnston was charged with one count of Insurance Fraud – Presenting False Information (Class D Felony) following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau. The charges against Suljic stem from an investigation that began in September 2018. It is alleged that Suljic submitted a fraudulent […]

William Penn Photographer Has Captured School History

Robert 'Bob' Barnes has been capturing special moments at William Penn University for decades.

William Penn photographer Robert Barnes has captured school history for decades. Oskaloosa, Iowa – You often find him standing on the sidelines of almost every sporting event William Penn University hosts, camera in hand, capturing moments that mean something to the athlete, their parents, and document the loss and triumph. Barnes isn’t only there on […]

Rev. Lois Williams’ Estate Benefits Mahaska Hospice

Shown after presenting Lois Williams’ estate check to Mahaska Hospice are, from left: Mahaska Health CEO Kevin DeRonde; Williams’ daughters Shirley Peiffer and Mary Beth Northcutt, Hospice Coordinator Kim Stek, and Mahaska Health Foundation Director Cathy Stahl. (submitted photo)

MAHASKA COUNTY — For the Rev. Lois Williams, hospice was truly her heart. When she went to the Lord at the age of 94, she left a legacy of caring and generosity by designating a portion of her estate to benefit Mahaska Hospice Services. “Lois was the most giving person I have ever met,” said […]


Eggs and Issues - January 27, 2018

Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group is excited for our 2019 Eggs and Issues line-up. The legislative forum gives area residents an opportunity to learn more about state, county, and local issues. The setting is informal and encourages those attending to personally meet and speak to their elected representatives, along with leaders in the community. […]

Happy 20th Year to the Daily Youth Theatre

OSKALOOSA, IA—New adventures begin in 2019 with the 20th year of Youth Theatre at the George Daily Auditorium! Join a quest, create legendary Olympians, be the star of a Cabaret, and the Elementary School play returns! The 2019 after-school season has all new sessions ready get imaginations piqued. Starting off is the return of Missoula […]

Realizing A Life-Long Dream In Mid-Life

Oskaloosa Police Officer Jim Arment gives a young girl a sticker on New Years Eve.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There is a new TV show on ABC about a small-town guy that is pursuing a lifelong dream of becoming a police officer, and is the force’s oldest rookie. In that show, ‘The Rookie’ is a middle-aged man, who is doing his best to keep up with the younger officers but also […]

Supervisors Approve 5.5 Million Dollar Bond Measure

The Mahaska County Supervisors on January 2, 2019. From left to right: Auditor Sue Brown, Board Chair Mark Groenendyk, Vice-Chair Steve Wanders, and member Steve Parker.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Wednesday the Mahaska County Supervisors opened a public hearing to move forward on the bonding process for a communications system not to exceed 5.5 million dollars. There was no public at the meeting or in writing that were submitted, and the public hearing was closed. The measure to bond for the […]

Van Weelden Retires After 16 Years As A Supervisor

Many family and friends stopped by the Mahaska County Courthouse on Monday, December 31st, 2018 to wish Supervisor Willie Van Weelden a happy retirement.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Friends and relatives of long-time Mahaska County Supervisor Willie Van Weelden stopped by the 3rd Floor Conference Room at the Mahaska County Courthouse on Monday, December 31, 2018, to wish him a happy retirement. On his final day as a Supervisor, Van Weelden was feeling mixed emotions. “I’ve really come to be […]


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