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Oskaloosa City Council Approves “Plan Osky” Comprehensive Plan

By Sam Parsons The Oskaloosa city council met last night and formally approved the city’s new comprehensive plan, dubbed “Plan Osky.” This comprehensive plan is meant to serve as a guidance tool for the city…
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Osky Prepares to Turn on the Lights

By Sam Parsons This holiday season, the folks at Oskaloosa Main Street will once again be “painting with lights” in the downtown Oskaloosa area to bring some extra holiday spirit. The lights are most closely…
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Area Students Named to Iowa All-State Band, Orchestra, and Chorus

By Sam Parsons The Iowa High School Music Association (IHSMA) unveiled the names that made the cut for Iowa All-State Band, Orchestra, and Chorus. The students who made the cut will perform today through Saturday…
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Pella Council Moves Forward with Timberview Development

By Sam Parsons The Pella city council met last night and held public hearings related to their proposed Timberview Urban Renewal Plan. According to the staff report, the development is intended to help facilitate additional…
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Pella School Board Reviews Designs for Jefferson Intermediate/Middle School Project

By Sam Parsons The Pella Community School Board met last night and received a presentation from Neumann Monson about the current state of their High School HVAC, Tennis Complex, and Early Childhood Center projects, and…
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George Daily Youth Theater Announces 2023 Elementary School Play

OSKALOOSA -- George Daily Youth Theater announced the title of their upcoming 2023 elementary school play. It will be “We Are Monsters,” by Denver Casado and Betina Hershey, a play that was previously performed by…
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Penn Central Mall's Winter Market Begins Tomorrow

By Sam Parsons Starting tomorrow, Penn Central Mall's Winter Market will begin another run through the winter season. On the second Saturday of each month from November 2022-March 2023, shoppers can walk, shop, and enjoy…
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Oskaloosa CSD Receives Mental Health Grant, Approves Parking Lot Lighting Project

By Sam Parsons The Oskaloosa Community School Board met earlier this week and heard a presentation from Director of Student Services Melanie Hatch about a mental health grant that the district applied for and received.…
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Local Election Results 2022: Contested Races Recap

By Sam Parsons The 2022 General Election took place yesterday, and all of the local elections have been decided. Below, you can find a recap of the local elections that were contested in Mahaska and…
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Oskaloosa Council Receives Formal Presentations on Comprehensive Plan, Strategic Plan

By Sam Parsons The Oskaloosa City Council met last night and heard the first formal presentation of the city’s new comprehensive plan, titled “PlanOsky,” from Charlie Cowell of RDG Planning and Design. No action was…
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