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.
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…
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.
Our concern about the proposed Highway 63 bypass involves more than just our land being carved up for this project; it also involves the wisdom of routing traffic west of Oskaloosa instead of east of Oskaloosa.
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?
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…
This is a year of true historic happenings. It’s ironic that as we celebrate our 240th year of independence from Great Britain…that the people of the United Kingdom have just declared their independence from the European Union.
This Week's Circulars
Jeanetta VanDerHart, 92, passed away late Monday evening at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House. Jeanetta was one of 11 siblings and is survived by four brothers: Godert Vander Hart of Waterloo, IA, James Vander Hart of New Sharon, IA, Raymond Vander Hart of Pella, Clarence Vander Hart of Ari…
OSKALOOSA [mdash] Funeral services will be Friday, June 28, 10:30 a.m. at Bates Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday, June 27, at Bates Funeral Chapel starting at 12:00 p.m. with family present 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- 4-month-old dies; Caregiver charged with murder
- Oskaloosa files suit against Clabaugh
- Kayakers safe after capsizing on South Skunk River
- Where are they now? Spry and Van Veldhuizen
- Osky man charged with sex crimes against minor
- OHS shooting team takes home 29th state championship
- Herr captures collegiate title at Sporting Clays Championship
- Kinder Prep program starting in the community
- Tractors in Mahaska County
- Temporary 28E agreements between cities approved
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