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Donny Schatz Makes It An Even Ten Knoxville Nationals Victories!

Donny Schatz won his tenth career Knoxville Nationals title Saturday (Paul Arch Photo)

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 12, 2017) – Donny Schatz continues to add to his legendary resume at the Knoxville Raceway, as he took his tenth career championship in the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway. It was the tenth […]

School Board Discusses Updating Board Goals

Oskaloosa Community School Board

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- Updating board goals was a major discussion at the most recent Oskaloosa School Board meeting in August. The board continually reviews and updates board goals on a nearly annual basis. Board goals help to guide the school board over the short term as they look to set a vision for […]

Oskaloosa Firefighters Tackle House Fire

Oskaloosa firefighters battled a house fire in the 1000 block of 1st Avenue West on Saturday afternoon.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Fire Department was called to the 1000 block of 1st Avenue West on Saturday afternoon around 4:48 pm. When Oskaloosa Police Officers and firefighters arrived on the scene, they found the front of the home fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters quickly extinguished most of the flames on the front of […]

SCRAA Appoints Legal Counsel

The South Central Regional Airport Agency [SCRAA] met to discuss legal counsel and engineering firms for the new regional airport.

Pella, Iowa – The South Central Regional Airport Agency (SCRAA) met Wednesday evening to appoint legal counsel and to discuss the procurement process for engineering services. Resolution No. 19 would appoint Brick Gentry P.C. as the legal counsel for the South Central Regional Airport Agency over the next three years. The SCRAA board had recently […]

Jason Johnson Wins Feature and World Challenge Friday on FVP Night at the 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Stores!

Jason Johnson won both the main event and World Challenge Friday at the Knoxville Nationals (DB3 Imaging)

Schuchart, Reutzel, Eliason Also Lock Themselves into Finale! by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2017) – Like an Iowa cyclone, Jason Johnson ambushed the competition Friday at Knoxville Raceway on FVP Night at the 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. Not only did the Eunice, Louisiana native claim […]

Council Approves Memorandum For Economic Development Groups

National Historic Preservation Act certificate - Oskaloosa, Iowa

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on Monday, August 7, 2017. The council first heard from Beth Danowsky, who is on the MCDG board, in regards to a memorandum of understanding for Mahaska Development Partners (MDP). The vision is to outline better how existing groups like the Oskaloosa Area Chamber […]

Oskaloosa News To Host School Board Candidate Forum

Oskaloosa News

Oskaloosa News is pleased to announce a school board candidates forum to be held on Tuesday, August 29th at 7 p.m. in at the bandstand in Oskaloosa pending city review. Smokey Row will be the alternative location in the event of bad weather. All Oskaloosa School Board candidates have agreed to participate in the forum, […]

Spontaneous Decision To Buy A Scratch Ticket Pays Off For Oskaloosa Man

Richard Hart (Iowa Lottery Photo)

CLIVE, Iowa, Aug. 11, 2017 – A spontaneous decision to buy a scratch ticket paid off in a big way for an Oskaloosa man this week. Richard Hart said he stopped Tuesday at Casey’s, 1902 S. Market St. in Oskaloosa and decided to buy a “Bonus Ball Bingo” scratch ticket. That ticket ended up winning […]

David Gravel is Perfect on Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores!

David Gravel celebrates his win on night #2 at the Knoxville Nationals (Paul Arch Photo)

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 10, 2017) – David Gravel swept Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway. After setting quick time, the Watertown, Connecticut native won his heat and the feature after starting eighth in both […]

Mahaska County Agriculture Dealing With Severe Drought Conditions

Iowa Drought Monitor for August 10, 2017

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Members of the agricultural community gathered on Wednesday evening to hear experts from the ISU Extension Office, and others, talk about how to mitigate losses from the drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor released their latest information, showing that Mahaska County continues to be in the D2 category, or Severe Drought. Just years […]

       

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