An Oskaloosa baby is healthy after being delivered with the help of an Oskaloosa police officer. Police and ambulance responded to the home of Daniel and Amanda Birch on June 6th at around 2:30 in the morning. Police Officer Garrett Matson was the first to arrive on scene.
An 18 year old man is back behind bars after attempting to escape custody while at a doctor's appointment. According to a press release from the Mahaska County Jail, inmate Martell Lamar Tillman-Hollinshed was in Dr. Karen Spahr's office at 1417 A Ave East in Oskaloosa. He was waiting for his scheduled appointment.
Three Oskaloosa families are receiving support from the community. Tyler Zickefoose, Cole Nilson, and Brandt Ringgenberg, were all recently involved in separate serious accidents. But the community has responded with multiple benefits and charity events over the last couple of months.