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Mahaska County Crisis Intervention Services Advocate and Community Volunteer Samantha Keith to Run for Iowa House District 79

University Park, IA– Samantha Keith announced she will run for Iowa House District 79, which includes the communities of Oskaloosa and Pella. Keith is a second generation Iowan, wife, community volunteer, and Mahaska county Crisis Intervention Services Advocate. Keith, through her experience as an advocate for victims of sexual assault at Crisis Intervention Services and […]

School Board OKs Superintendent Candidate Profile

Oskaloosa Community School Board

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- The Oskaloosa School board took several steps forward in the search for a new superintendent at a special school board meeting this past week. On Thursday, the board met with staff members of Ray and Associates, the firm the district has retained to aid them in the search for a […]

The Rozenboom Report – March 9, 2018

I was honored to introduce some special constituents to the Iowa Senate as Pella Tulip Queen Juliana Van Gorp and her court members visited the Capitol on Wednesday. They, and their Dutch letters, were truly delightful!

by Ken Rozenboom The Rozenboom Report This was the ninth week of the 2018 legislative session and the days were filled with sometimes lengthy debates on a number of bills spanning a wide variety of issues. Among them was Senate File 2364, which passed the Senate with bipartisan support, and would require all schools to […]

Call for Collections at the Mahaska County Memories Roadshow

OSKALOOSA, IA — Make Mahaska County history! Help the George Daily Auditorium grow the digitized archives of Mahaska County. Join us at Penn Central Mall on Saturday, March 17 any time from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.! Bring up to three photos from your personal collection that help tell the story of Mahaska. We’ll scan […]

Oskaloosa Man Arrested On Narcotic Violations

Dustin Edward Flander (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

A Marion County Sheriff’s Office Press Release On the morning of March 7, 2018 a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop in the twenty three hundred block of Hwy. 92 for an equipment violation. During the course of the traffic stop the driver was identified as Dustin Edward Flander (age 48) of Oskaloosa. […]

Indians Survive Go-Hawk Rally To Advance To Championship Game

The Oskaloosa Indians celebrate earning their first ever shot at a state title in basketball.

Des Moines, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians boys basketball team is celebrating their first-ever playoff berth in the champion game. After their relatively easy win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton in the opening round, the cold shooting bug hit the team in their match-up over Waverly-Shell Rock Thursday night. Two quick 3-point shots by Waverly-Shell Rock in […]

Vander Linden – Capitol Update: March 8, 2018

by Guy Vander Linden Revenue Continues to Show Strength in February State revenue continues its recent strong trend, according to the Legislative Services Agency’s monthly report released last week. Through the first eight months of Fiscal Year 2018, state revenue has increased $428.6 million over last year’s level. The growth amounts to an increase of […]

Sheets Snapshot – March 8, 2018

by Larry Sheets Dear friends in House District 80, There were 192 Bills that got through the first funnel. Some recent ones are noteworthy: • The Senate passed SF2281 (30-20). This bill bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected unless the mother’s life is in danger. It has been sent to the House […]

OACDG Seeks Award Nominations

Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group will again be presenting several civic awards at their annual meeting to be held Thurs., May 10 at William Penn Cafeteria. Chamber members and area residents are urged to submit their nominations for these awards. The categories are as follows: Retail Business and Service Business of the Year –The […]

Oskaloosa Shoots Lights Out In Second Half To Advance

Oskaloosa's Cole Henry takes it to the hoop on Tuesday afternoon over Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

Des Moines, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians stormed out of the gates in the second half against Sergeant Bluff-Luton Tuesday afternoon to move onto the final four against Waverly-Shell Rock. The Indians were looking for their legs in the first half, and Oskaloosa Head Coach Ryan Parker said that the nerves of stepping onto the […]


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