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Holly Brink (submitted photo)

Holly Brink of Oskaloosa has been designated a “Friend of Agriculture” by the Iowa Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (PAC). Brink is seeking Iowa House District 80 seat that includes Appanoose, Monroe, East Mahaska and West Wapello Counties. “It’s an honor to be recognized by Farm Bureau as the candidate they want to represent District […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Opens Registration for 2018 Women’s Health Events

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mahaska Health Partnership will be hosting two events this October dedicated to celebrating women’s health and raising funds to provide mammograms to local women with a financial need. “No woman should go without a potentially life-saving mammogram or other breast cancer diagnostic test because they […]

Council Approves Site Plan For New Hotel

Oskaloosa's newest police officer, James Arment has his badge pinned on him by his wife during Monday's city council meeting. (Oskaloosa Police Department Photo)

by Ken Allsup Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on Monday night, where the first order of business was to swear in Oskaloosa’s newest police officer James Arment. Arment comes to the police force from the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Reserve, where he had served for the past 4 years and […]


DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “A dry week of weather allowed farmers to get back into fields to make hay, chop silage and start […]


2017 Young Ambassador Princess Kaci Rogers (left) with Prince Kaden Linder (right).

The Main Street Program of the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group has held the Young Ambassador Contest for several years to raise funds to promote the Lighted Christmas Parade. The contest is fun for kids and parents all across Mahaska County. Main Street is seeking area boys and girls ages three through kindergarten to […]

AAUW Book Sale Set For October 4-6

The 48th Annual AAUW Book sale ends on Saturday.

It’s that time—time for the 53rd annual used book sale in Oskaloosa. This year’s sale will be October 4—6 in Center Court of Penn Central Mall. There is a new start time of 10 a.m. on Thursday this year, and the sale will proceed during open mall hours through 4 p.m. on Saturday. There will […]

William Penn Alumnus Returns to Kickoff Homecoming Festivities

Pictured above is the line up for the Ray Blue Concert this fall during William Penn University's Homecoming festivities. (Top: Ray Blue. Bottom from left to right: Steve Johns, Sharp Radway, Hill Greene, and Jeff Barone.)

OSKALOOSA, Iowa—Smooth, poetic, and passionate are some of the adjectives used to describe the music of Ray Blue, tenor saxophonist and William Penn alumnus. Blue is making an appearance on Thursday, October 11, 2018 to take part in this year’s homecoming celebrations! Join us as we welcome back, Ray Blue, class of 1972. Blue will […]

Day Of Caring Kicks Off United Way Campaign

Volunteers from Cargil Finance took part in the 2018 United Way Day of Caring.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The United Way Day of Caring is a way many community members and companies give back to their community through volunteerism. Diane Ottosson is a board member for FACE of Mahaska County, a nonprofit that was benefiting from the volunteer effort. “We are a volunteer group,” Ottosson said of FACE. “Other than […]

Nelson Pioneer Farm Celebrates 53 Years Of Fall Festival

The 53rd Annual Nelson Pioneer Farm Fall festival took visitors back in time.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The plume of smoke could be seen from miles away, as the steam engine began to chug to life on the grounds of Nelson Pioneer Farm. The threshing is a popular spectator attraction at the yearly festival. The annual Fall Festival is a celebration of the heritage of Mahaska County, and the […]

Mistakes Cost Norwalk While Oskaloosa Capitalizes

Norwalk, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians came into Friday night’s matchup 21 point underdogs but capitalized when the Warriors fumbled twice in the early going. Oskaloosa Head Coach Jake Jenkins said that he and his team had seen the prediction, but they as a team are just working on being the “best version of ourselves […]


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