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Young Ambassadors Contest 2023 – Register Now!

Young Ambassadors winners for 2022.

Oskaloosa Main Street is excited to share the plans underway for the Main Street Young Ambassador Contest. One young man and one young lady will once again be chosen as Oskaloosa’s Young Ambassadors. If you have a three-year-old to kindergarten-age child, enter them now! The Young Ambassador contestants will all be introduced, and the winners […]

Only Two Contested Races In Upcoming City Elections

Oskaloosa City Hall

The election for most city and school board members will occur on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023. In Oskaloosa, there will be two contested races this year. For Oskaloosa Mayor, current mayor Dave Krutzfeldt is facing a challenge from Jeremy Lewis. The other challenged seat is for Oskaloosa City Council at Large, with Joe Caligiuri being […]


Gregory Allen Showalter

September 23, 2023 OTTUMWA, IOWA – Update – Gregory Showalter has been taken into custody. More details will be released at a later time. We thank everyone that provided information that lead to the arrest of Showalter. September, 22, 2023 OTTUMWA, IOWA – The Ottumwa Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is […]

Oskaloosa Schools 2023 Homecoming Court

Back row: JT Baker, Cam Cassens, Reed Peterson, Karter Flaherty, Gus Bunnell Front row: Lydia Van Veldhuizen, Reese Milburn-Van Wyk, Evelyn Adam, Sarah Phillips, Kassie Johnson

OSKALOOSA, IOWA — Oskaloosa Schools homecoming week celebrations begin on Monday, September 25. As the week unfolds, the community and school will be celebrating with an array of activities, including a powderpuff football and volleyball game. A highlight of the week will be the parade, set to take place in downtown Oskaloosa on Thursday at […]

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ husband diagnosed with lung cancer

Kevin Reynolds is Iowa’s first gentleman and husband of Gov. Kim Reynolds. (Official portrait courtesy of the Iowa governor’s office)

by Robin Opsahl, Iowa Capital Dispatch September 21, 2023 Iowa first gentleman Kevin Reynolds, husband of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, has been diagnosed with lung cancer. The governor’s office shared the medical diagnosis Thursday, along with a statement from Gov. Reynolds about her spouse’s plans for treatment. “We’re grateful to the incredible medical team caring […]

Veterans Embark on Cross-Country Journey to Support Military Service Organizations

Naval Academy Class of '83 Riders take off out of Oskaloosa on their way to Annapolis.

Naval Academy Class of ’83 Riders Raise Funds and Awareness Oskaloosa, Iowa – September 21st, 2023 A group of military veterans, all hailing from the Naval Academy Class of 1983, has embarked on a remarkable cross-country journey to raise funds and awareness for various veteran and military service-related organizations. This dedicated group of riders has […]

Bridging the Gap: A Conversation on Work-Based Learning in High Schools

A diverse group from the State of Iowa, higher education, primary education, employers and students all gathered to discuss work based learning this past week. The discussion was hosted at Oskaloosa High School.

Educators, Employers, and Students Discuss the Importance of Real-World Experiences Oskaloosa, Iowa – September 20th, 2023 In a collaborative effort to enhance work-based learning opportunities for high school students, a discussion took place at Oskaloosa High School, bringing educators, employers, and students together. The conversation revolved around the significance of real-world experiences in shaping students’ […]

Early corn harvests spur optimism about yields despite drought

A corn field is seen in DeWitt, Iowa July 12, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File Photo

by Jared Strong, Iowa Capital Dispatch September 18, 2023 Farmers so far have reported average or better corn yields despite their worries about the effect of this year’s drought, according to several Iowa State University Extension field agronomists who monitor different areas of the state. Virgil Schmitt, the field agronomist who monitors far southeast Iowa, […]


As director of dining services, Oldes has already been actively involved in her first major project: leading the Oskaloosa Summer Lunch Program.

OSKALOOSA, IOWA — A new chef is leading the food service program at Oskaloosa Schools this year, and will usher in a new vision and opportunity for students and staff meals. Most recently, Oldes served as the executive chef of One Eleven Public House in Knoxville, Iowa. There, she oversaw recipe creation, menu planning, food […]

New Sharon And Oskaloosa Fire Departments Quickly Extinguish Structure Fire

New Sharon Fire and Oskaloosa Fire put out a structure fire in rural Mahaska County on Saturday night.

For public release: On September 16th at 11:28 PM, New Sharon Fire was requested in the 2100 block of 175th Street for a structure fire. Firefighters from New Sharon and Oskaloosa quickly extinguished the fire. Crews remained on scene for another 1.5 hours conducting overhaul operations. New Sharon Fire was assisted by: Oskaloosa Fire Department, […]


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