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.
As the softball state tournament gears up next week several high school baseball teams in Mahaska County are in the running for the state tournament too. That's great news for North Mahaska, Twin Cedars, and Oskaloosa to name a few.
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.
On Monday morning, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors discussed approving a tax abatement ordinance that would allow RPM Access, a developer from De Soto, Iowa, to construct a wind farm in Mahaska County.