LOCAL NEWS

Interim CEO At Mahaska Health Partnership Announced

The Mahaska Health Partnership Board of Trustees named Chief Nursing Officer Chris Jepsen the organization’s Interim Chief Executive Officer during a special board meeting on Monday, October 9. “After careful consideration, the board unanimously decided…
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Oskaloosa Schools Prep for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher conferences are coming up October 12th and 13th for the Oskaloosa School District. At Oskaloosa Middle School, we have an “open house” approach to our conferences, meaning families may come at a time that…
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Ottumwa Police Investigate Shooting

Ottumwa Police Officers responded to the 500 Block of Ottumwa Street on a report that someone had been shot with a gun on October 4, 2017 shortly after 9:00 PM. Police arrived and determined that…
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Recreational Trail In Pella Will Be Expanded

The US Army Corps of Engineers will be extending the Volksweg Trail 2.6 miles from the trailhead at Robert's Creek west to Cordova Park.  A new trailhead with parking lot is also planned at Cordova.…
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REAP Will Hold Public Assembly for Mahaska and Surrounding Counties

Iowa’s Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) assembly comes to southern Iowa on October 18th, giving Iowans the opportunity to discuss their vision for outdoor recreation, soil and water enhancement, historical resources and land management and more.…
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Wanted Man Arrested in Ottumwa, Accessory Apprehended

On Monday, October 2, 2017, investigators from the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force received information that Wesley Allen Gridley, age 36, of Ottumwa, was at 523 Ray Street in Ottumwa. Gridley was wanted by…
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Current Highway Traffic Situation Causes Headaches, Changes Could Be on Horizon

The Iowa Department of Transportation in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration recently conducted an in-depth assessment of a portion of land north-northwest of Oskaloosa. The plan: building a bypass that converges north and south…
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Construction Slated to Begin on Old Highway 102

Beginning at 7:30 AM next Monday October 2nd, Mahaska County will be doing pavement repair, widening and overlaying Old Hwy 102/G-5T. The project will begin north of the South Skunk bridge, south of 155th street and…
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FSA Announces Disaster Area in 38 Counties

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Administrator Steven J. Peterson today announced that physical loss loans are available for 10 counties in Iowa, due to four separate disaster events. Farm operators…
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Mahaska County Election Candidates Have Been Announced

* Indicates an incumbent.   Barnes City Councilmember (elect 3) – Four Year Term ending 2021 *Gene Davis *Jeffrey Innis   Beacon Mayor – Two Year Term Ending 2019 No Candidate Councilmember (elect 5) –…
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