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Todd Hafner Reflects on His Career »

by Justin Burtis Oskaloosa — Entering his 17th year at the helm of the William Penn University football program, Todd Hafner has seen it all over his time at WPU.…

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Seven gain track and field academic honors for Central »

PELLA—The Central College women’s track and field team was named an All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association while seven Dutch men’s and women’s…

Jul 17 2020 / Comments Off on Seven gain track and field academic honors for Central / Read More »
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Sculpture Has A Home In Oskaloosa »

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Art Center was happy to introduce their latest offering to the community when they opened…

Aug 4 2020 / Comments Off on Sculpture Has A Home In Oskaloosa / Read More »

Drive-Thru Highlights the Serenade in 2020 »

by Justin Burtis Oskaloosa — The 2020 edition of Sweet Corn Serenade was different from other years, but that did…

Aug 2 2020 / Comments Off on Drive-Thru Highlights the Serenade in 2020 / Read More »

Talented Performers Happy To Have Work During COVID-19 »

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There was something special with some of the performers at the Southern Iowa Fair this year. A…

Aug 2 2020 / Comments Off on Talented Performers Happy To Have Work During COVID-19 / Read More »

Woman Injured In Hit-And-Run »

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Police Department and the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office have taken Wayne “Chopper” Ellsworth into custody…

Aug 2 2020 / Comments Off on Woman Injured In Hit-And-Run / Read More »
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Jenkins Happy with Schedule, Optimistic for Season »

by Justin Burtis Oskaloosa — Head Coach Jake Jenkins knows that every day brings more news and shifts in policies and procedures. But for now, the Oskaloosa Indians are scheduled to play a full set of games under the current Iowa High School Athletic Association…

Jul 29 2020 / Comments Off on Jenkins Happy with Schedule, Optimistic for Season / Read More »

Todd Hafner Reflects on His Career »

by Justin Burtis Oskaloosa — Entering his 17th year at the helm of the William Penn University football program, Todd Hafner has seen it all over his time at WPU. With a 102-75-1 career record, Hafner helped turn a struggling program into a team that…

Jul 29 2020 / Comments Off on Todd Hafner Reflects on His Career / Read More »

Carter Takes Two At Caleb Hammond Memorial SIS »

Caleb Hammond prepares to take the 46-7 car onto the track at the Southern Iowa Speedway. (photo by Denis Currier/Oskaloosa News)

Oskaloosa, Iowa: A packed infield full of race cars greeted the Southern Iowa Fair crowd on Wednesday night for the 2nd Annual Caleb Hammond Memorial. At the age of 9 the racing community lost a young man that loved racing and his second annual Memorial…

Jul 23 2020 / Comments Off on Carter Takes Two At Caleb Hammond Memorial SIS / Read More »

Indians Stumble Against Grinnell »

Oskaloosa — Heartbreak for both Osky teams to end the 2020 summer season. After softball had been called off due to potential exposure, the baseball team hosted the Tigers of Grinnell to start 3A sub-state 6 bracket play. Having gone 2-1 against Grinnell on the…

Jul 20 2020 / Comments Off on Indians Stumble Against Grinnell / Read More »

Rico Abreu Electrifies Knoxville Crowd and Takes the Beef with Last Lap Heroics! »

Justin Henderson Cashes in $9,000 Weekend with 360 Win; Devin Kline Regains All-time Leading Win Mark with Pro Sprints Victory by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 18, 2020) – Rico Abreu thrilled the Knoxville Raceway crowd with a move from third to first on the…

Jul 20 2020 / Comments Off on Rico Abreu Electrifies Knoxville Crowd and Takes the Beef with Last Lap Heroics! / Read More »

Penske Wins Second Night in Iowa, Rahal Third »

Newton — Without a repeat of last year’s major weather delays (and your author tragically getting soaked from shirt to flip-flops), the second half of the NTT IndyCar race in Newton went off with another good crowd on hand. Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon again…

Jul 20 2020 / Comments Off on Penske Wins Second Night in Iowa, Rahal Third / Read More »

Last to First shows Pagenaud, Penske, Ready to Fight Dixon, Ganassi »

by Justin Burtis Newton — A hot afternoon at Iowa Speedway saw a unique qualifying format tried for the first time, as the NTT IndyCar series lined up for the first race of a double header at the Fastest Short Track on the Planet. Each…

Jul 18 2020 / Comments Off on Last to First shows Pagenaud, Penske, Ready to Fight Dixon, Ganassi / Read More »

Seven gain track and field academic honors for Central »

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—The Central College women’s track and field team was named an All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association while seven Dutch men’s and women’s athletes received individual honors. Under coach Brandon Sturman, the women’s squad posted a 3.174 grade…

Jul 17 2020 / Comments Off on Seven gain track and field academic honors for Central / Read More »

Rain Washes Out Hall of Fame Night At SIS »

Oskaloosa, Iowa: Rain moved into the Oskaloosa area on Tuesday night and continued throughout the majority of Wednesday leaving the officials of the Southern Iowa Speedway with no other choice than to cancel the race program which was to include the 2020 Hall Of Fame…

Jul 16 2020 / Comments Off on Rain Washes Out Hall of Fame Night At SIS / Read More »

John Henry Recognized For Success On And Off The Court »

William Penn University Mens Basketball Coach John Henry holds the net in celebration as his team wrapped up their second consecutive conference title this month.

by Justin Burtis Full video interview below. Oskaloosa — 400 wins. To some, that could be a career goal, a mark of success to hang their hat on. Not many climb the mountain that high at any level, with the finicky nature of school sports.…

Jul 16 2020 / Comments Off on John Henry Recognized For Success On And Off The Court / Read More »
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Jenkins Happy with Schedule, Optimistic for Season »

by Justin Burtis Oskaloosa — Head Coach Jake Jenkins knows that every day brings more news and shifts in policies and procedures. But for now,…

Jul 29 2020 / Comments Off on Jenkins Happy with Schedule, Optimistic for Season / Read More »
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Letter To The Editor: I support Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. by Guy Vander Linden I support Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ congressional campaign and encourage others to join me…

Apr 24 2020 / Read More »
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Water Board of Trustee – July 8, 2019 – Agenda

WATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES Regular Meeting July 8, 2019 4:00 PM Location: 1208 South 7th St. 1. Approve Agenda. 2. Approve minutes of the June 10, 2019 regular meeting. 3. Approve invoices and Financial Statements. 4.…

Jul 7 2019 / Read More »
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FACE of Mahaska County opens Sculpture Workshop

FACE (Fine Arts & Cultural Events) of Mahaska County is excited to announce the opening of a Sculpture Workshop as an expansion of the Oskaloosa Art Center. The workshop is located at the corner of South…

Jul 29 2020 / Read More »
Local Sports Caleb Hammond prepares to take the 46-7 car onto the track at the Southern Iowa Speedway. (photo by Denis Currier/Oskaloosa News)

Carter Takes Two At Caleb Hammond Memorial SIS

Oskaloosa, Iowa: A packed infield full of race cars greeted the Southern Iowa Fair crowd on Wednesday night for the 2nd Annual Caleb Hammond Memorial. At the age of 9 the racing community lost a young…

Jul 23 2020 / Read More »
Clubs and Organizations Penn Hall on the campus of William Penn University celebrated 100 years of serving the students during Homecoming 2017.

William Penn University Receives Build with Bags Grant

DES MOINES, Iowa –William Penn University located in Oskaloosa, Iowa, will soon have several new park benches courtesy of the Build with Bags grant program. The Iowa Grocery Industry Association announced today that the plastic bag…

Jul 18 2020 / Read More »
Education

Central College Adds Two Members to Board of Trustees

PELLA, IA (07/07/2020) Central College has announced changes to its Board of Trustees, including the addition of two new members and the retirement of two others. Mike Van Voorst and Christine Epperly Ieuter were elected as…

Jul 8 2020 / Read More »
Local Businesses

Leah VanLoon, ARNP Joins Mahaska Health Care Team

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health is pleased to welcome Leah VanLoon, ARNP as a new Walk-In and Primary Care provider. Leah is from the Eddyville area and joins Mahaska Health with 16 years of prior nursing experience, most…

Jul 6 2020 / Read More »
Lifestyle Dennis Skeels

Selecting Tree Species

Clients have been inquiring about what they should replace their dead ash (or other kind of) tree with or what trees to plant at their new/new-to-them home. Extension can help with this decision! We encourage diversity…

Jul 1 2020 / Read More »

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