It is important for all adolescents and young adults to receive an annual well-visit. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends an annual well-visit for everyone up to age 21. An Annual well-visit is more than a physical exam. The visit also includes discussion of other health-related to…

The ‘Flag Football under 14’ campaign is focused on repetitive brain trauma in young players. With tackle football requiring both tackling and blocking, regular head impacts occur, even when proper form is used (if proper form is mastered at this level.) Studies show youth tackle football ca…

Twenty-nine years ago this spring Mrs. Bill (Melba) Akason phoned us with the news the Oskaloosa Community School District had hired a new orchestra director.

In regards to the new construction on C Avenue West that has been completed. I returned from work this last weekend to find my road was opened back up and was glad.

One of the most pressing issues facing our country is the need to upgrade the nation's water infrastructure.

Concerned. As some of you are aware, most are not, we have an illegal shooting range operating in the western part of our county.

Former Oskaloosa head football coach Jerry Staton was honored this morning as one of the “50 greatest Iowa high school football coaches of all time” by the Des Moines Register. What a wonderful honor for a man who devoted his life to teaching young people great life lessons through the sport…

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This week I learned there are neighbors in Oskaloosa that have no place to live. It broke my heart. We need to do something about this. It made me cry. It should make you cry.

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Pella Corporation wishes to express our ongoing appreciation [to The Honorable Jim Mueller, Members of the Pella City Council, Members of PACE, Members of SCRAA] for your important and thoughtful work regarding the future of air transportation for the City of Pella and the surrounding region…

Paul DeGeest, candidate for the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors and former sheriff, is asking that question in relationship to the county's need for a new communication system to serve first responders, law enforcement, fire districts and residents. 

It is unacceptable that someone running for county supervisor would allow any of the county's farmland to be destroyed for a wanted, not needed, airport – much less Heritage and Century farms.

Republican voters of 2nd Congressional District have a choice for Representative other than Chris Peters, who is on the ballot. He is a Libertarian turned Republican who ran in 2016 and was defeated by Dave Loebsack. What makes him think he can win this year?

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A letter to the Editor: I would like to recognize some very respectful citizens in Oskaloosa concerning funeral processions.

We are proud friends and supporters of Scottie Moore, current at-large member of the Oskaloosa City Council, and we ask that citizens of our city re-elect Scottie. Anyone who knows her realizes the time and effort she puts in for that position. Scottie studies each vote and talks to constitu…

Hillary Clinton cannot truthfully say she is for protecting children when she supports killing them in the womb. Her number one priority for the Supreme Court is preserving Roe v. Wade which permits abortion at any time in the pregnancy. Hillary supports partial-birth abortion, in which a ba…

As the President of the Forest Cemetery Association, I would like to address your readers' concerns about the green material currently covering much of our  ponds. It isn't algae (which was have successfully treated, at considerable expense, with applications of copper sulfate at three day i…

Recently I visited your town of Oskaloosa. Being from a small town in Illinois, I didn't expect what I found.

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OSKALOOSA [mdash] Glenda Dickerson, 69, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at the Northern Mahaska Specialty Care. Graveside funeral services: 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at Henness Cemetery. Visitation: 9 - 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at Langkamp Funeral Chapel.