Oskaloosa residents might soon have to pay a higher fee after consuming gas and electricity. Each month properties classified as commercial, residential, public entity and industry, have to pay a franchise fee on their MidAmerican Energy bill.
The Southern Iowa Fair is one of the largest fairs in Southeast Iowa and has been held for 162 years. It started before Abraham Lincoln was even president. Our fair's rich history is full of interesting stories.
The Oskaloosa City Council received a presentation from the Mahaska County Recreation Foundation (MCRF) and unanimously approved revising the city's policy regarding "dangerous dogs" and "potentially dangerous dogs" on Monday night.
On Monday morning, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a letter of support for the Skilled Iowa Initiative. The initiative allows employers to determine the skill level of potential employees.
The dispute is ongoing between the Oskaloosa Water Department, which includes one of its trustees Errin Keltner, and the City of Oskaloosa and Mayor David Krutzfeldt. The dispute is over Keltner’s removal from the Board.