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NORAD Tracks Santa program kicks off for 2019

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – As the North American Aerospace Defense Command conducts its primary mission of defending the homeland, it stands ready to continue its tradition of tracking Santa’s journey around the globe on Dec. 24. “In addition to our day-to-day mission of defending North America, we are proud to carry on the […]

Oskaloosa News Print Edition Being Phased Out

But a new way of getting the news is just around the corner. Oskaloosa, Iowa – December 1, 2019 – As you read this, plans are underway to wrap up our print edition, with the final copy being the December 31st, 2019 edition, which will be our year in review. The decision to end the […]

Friesen Leads United Way Of Mahaska County Into A New Decade

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Michella Friesen stepped into a relatively new position to help out after the departure of Timothy Gibson in the summer of 2019. Friesen was named interim director shortly afterward, while the board searched for a new director. They didn’t have to search long, and Friesen was named the new Executive Director. Friesen […]

Gov. Reynolds appoints Paul Ahlers to the Court of Appeals

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Paul Ahlers as a judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals. Ahlers, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, currently serves as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 2B. He previously practiced law with firms in Spencer, Fort Dodge, and Webster City and with Travelers Insurance […]

Postal Inspectors Offer Six Tips to Keep Holiday Packages Secure

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the federal law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), is working around the clock to keep the more than 15 billion mail pieces expected to be mailed this holiday season safe. Package senders and recipients can help, too! The Inspection Service advises everyone mailing gifts […]

Those Seeking Employment Have Many Choices

Several hundred people attended a job fair hosted by MCARD and IowaWORKS on Thursday afternoon at Penn Central Mall.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – In November, MCARD [Mahaska County Agriculture & Rural Development] and IowaWORKS co-hosted a job fair in the center court of Penn Central Mall. The lowest point for Iowa’s unemployment rate came in June 2019, with a 2.4% unemployment rate. Illinois had a 4.3%, while Minnesota and Missouri each had 3.3% unemployment rates. […]

Indian Hills

NOVEMBER 26, 2019 OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College has released the names of the 516 students who were on the college’s academic Honor Roll for the 2019 Fall Term. To be included on the Honor Roll an IHCC student must be enrolled fulltime and have a grade point average for the term of 3.5 […]

Walleye Can Be a Valuable Addition to Aquaculture Operations

This desirable, white-flesh fish has strong market potential AMES, Iowa – Aquaculture producers looking for a new opportunity may want to consider the benefits of raising walleye. The firm, white flesh and mildly sweet flavor make walleye “a favorite seafood choice in North America and northern Europe,” according to the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation, and […]

FDIC Reports Positive Third Quarter with Noticeable Growth in Consumer, Real Estate Lending

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Iowa banks continue to drive community and economic development with $63.7 billion in total loans to Iowa businesses, farmers and consumers JOHNSTON, IOWA (Nov. 26, 2019) — Iowa-chartered banks continue to drive the state’s economic development with $63.7 billion in active loans on their books as of Sept. 30, 2019, up 4.5% from the prior […]

Gov. Reynolds extends harvest and propane proclamations

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds extended two proclamations relating to the transportation of grain and the hours of service for the delivery of propane. The governor signed a proclamation extending her Sept. 30, 2019, proclamation that allowed vehicles transporting corn, soybeans, hay, straw, silage and stover to be overweight (not exceeding 90,000 pounds […]


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