LOCAL NEWS

Mahaska Health Partnership CEO Takes Leave

The Mahaska Health Partnership Board of Trustees announced that CEO Jay Christensen has taken an extended leave of absence effective Tuesday, September 19th. Board President David Langkamp stated it's business as usual at the hospital.…
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Arrest Made In C-Store Burglaries

Amber Kelsey was taken into custody on Monday, September 18th shortly after 1 PM. Kelsey, 35, was arrested and charged with Burglary - Third Degree (Class D Felony). Kelsey is currently incarcerated in the Wapello…
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A Glimpse Into Oskaloosa History

Driving through Oskaloosa Downtown square, you are immediately take back by the beautiful brick buildings and intricate detailing on the facades. The first resident of Oskaloosa was William Canfield in 1844. From there, a trading…
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Fall Is The Perfect Time For Building A Monarch Habitat

Monarch butterflies are the staple of a beautiful creature. Spending an hour at the Logan Abandoned Mine Land (AML) south of Oskaloosa in Bussey, you are able to witness the pure grace of a Monarch…
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Wells Retiring from Mahaska County Sheriff's Office

The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session in the morning of September 18. Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem approached the board to request a change of payroll for Deputy Trevor Wells,…
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Accident North of Ottumwa, Driver Deceased at Scene

Around 1 AM on the morning of September 14, the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a single motor vehicle accident on Hwy 63 northeast of Ottumwa. Upon arrival Deputies located a…
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Officer Blanchard Named OPD Officer of Year

The Oskaloosa Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Brandon Blanchard has been selected as the Oskaloosa Police Department’s 2017 Officer of the Year. Officer Blanchard began his career with the Oskaloosa Police Department…
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Jasper County Sheriff's Needing Public's Help

WANTED: ALEX MICHEAL SPANGENBURG, 24 years old This subject has multiple warrants for his arrest, including: HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE- OPERATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, BURGLARY 1ST DEGREE, ASSAULT CAUSING BODILY INJURY OR MENTAL ILLNESSIf you have…
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Mahaska County Sheriff's Still Looking for Wanted Suspect

Early in the morning on August 11th, the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office responded to a call near Hickory Avenue, close to the intersection of 278th Street. The call was for a single vehicle that had…
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OPD Exceeds Fundraising Goal

"We have received an overwhelming response from the community," said Police Chief Jake McGee at a final check presentation on Monday morning. Chief McGee accepted a $5,000 donation from the Southeast Iowa Regional Board of…
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