College Sports

Reynolds Named New Cheer and Dance Coach »

Oskaloosa–William Penn University Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce that Abby Reynolds has been hired as Head Cheer and Dance Coach. Reynolds, who will be the first full-time…

Jun 15 2017 / Comments Off on Reynolds Named New Cheer and Dance Coach / Read More »

William Penn Chooses Rule as New Athletics Director »

Oskaloosa–William Penn University President John Ottosson is proud to announce that Nik Rule has been hired as the University’s new Athletics Director. Rule, who has a rich and diverse history…

Jun 13 2017 / Comments Off on William Penn Chooses Rule as New Athletics Director / Read More »
News

Oskaloosa Man Arrested On Drug Charges »

On June 19th, 2017 at approximately 12:45 a.m. members of the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force with the assistance of…

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Repeat Winners Filled the Night on Yaw’s Auto Salvage Night »

by Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (June 21st, 2017) – Another beautiful night of racing action at the Southern Iowa Speedway…

Jun 22 2017 / Comments Off on Repeat Winners Filled the Night on Yaw’s Auto Salvage Night / Read More »

Everyone Escapes Injury in Leighton Fire »

Leighton, Iowa – The Pella Fire Department was called to a house on fire located at 304 Reid Street in…

Jun 22 2017 / Comments Off on Everyone Escapes Injury in Leighton Fire / Read More »

NASCAR Crew Chief and Fremont Native Returns to Iowa Speedway »

Mahaska County, Iowa – You might not think of NASCAR when you think of Fremont, Iowa, but you should. Just…

Jun 22 2017 / Comments Off on NASCAR Crew Chief and Fremont Native Returns to Iowa Speedway / Read More »
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Sports and Activities

Repeat Winners Filled the Night on Yaw’s Auto Salvage Night »

by Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (June 21st, 2017) – Another beautiful night of racing action at the Southern Iowa Speedway for Yaw’s Auto Salvage Night, 51 cars signed in the pit area. The Kids got to have some fun at Intermission as they got to…

Jun 22 2017 / Comments Off on Repeat Winners Filled the Night on Yaw’s Auto Salvage Night / Read More »

Split Against Ranked Indianola Highlights Softball’s Week »

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian softball team battled hard against two of the Little Hawkeye’s Conference’s top teams as it continued its season last week. Oskaloosa (15-7, 6-6 LHC) opened the week Monday with a split against Class 5A #9 Indianola, falling 1-0 and…

Jun 18 2017 / Comments Off on Split Against Ranked Indianola Highlights Softball’s Week / Read More »

Oskaloosa Claims Three Wins After Setbacks to Other Indians »

by Wade Steinlage Following a pair of tough losses to league-leading Indianola, the Indian baseball team rallied together to win three Little Hawkeye Conference games last week. Oskaloosa (13-7, 8-4 LHC) fell twice to Indianola last Monday, 7-3 and 7-1. The squad then responded with…

Jun 18 2017 / Comments Off on Oskaloosa Claims Three Wins After Setbacks to Other Indians / Read More »

Matt Juhl Headlines Night of Three First-Time Winners at Knoxville! »

Sawyer Phillips Wins in 360’s, Brad Comegys Takes 305’s by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (June 17, 2017) – It was fitting on the first Van Wall Equipment Night and a night Knoxville Raceway hosted its “Future Stars”, three first-time winners graced Victory Lane at the…

Jun 17 2017 / Comments Off on Matt Juhl Headlines Night of Three First-Time Winners at Knoxville! / Read More »

OHS Girls Soccer Awards »

by Jodi Steinlage Leah VanMaanen and Aleeya Cheney (2nd year in a row) both received 2nd Team All District. This is an amazing honor for both of them and well deserved. All-Conference: Leah VanMaanen: 1st team as a mid-fielder Kinsey Cook: 2nd team as a…

Jun 17 2017 / Comments Off on OHS Girls Soccer Awards / Read More »

Reynolds Named New Cheer and Dance Coach »

Oskaloosa–William Penn University Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce that Abby Reynolds has been hired as Head Cheer and Dance Coach. Reynolds, who will be the first full-time cheer and dance coach in school history, comes to William Penn from her alma mater…

Jun 15 2017 / Comments Off on Reynolds Named New Cheer and Dance Coach / Read More »

Anderson Denied the Bounty Again to Claim 300th IMCA win on Kraig Ford Night »

by Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (June 14th, 2017) – Wednesday Night was Kraig Ford Night at the Southern Iowa Speedway and 45 cars signed in to tame the monster half mile. The Kids got to get up close to the drivers as there was a…

Jun 15 2017 / Comments Off on Anderson Denied the Bounty Again to Claim 300th IMCA win on Kraig Ford Night / Read More »

William Penn Chooses Rule as New Athletics Director »

Oskaloosa–William Penn University President John Ottosson is proud to announce that Nik Rule has been hired as the University’s new Athletics Director. Rule, who has a rich and diverse history at William Penn, replaces Greg Hafner who recently retired. Hafner had served as the University’s…

Jun 13 2017 / Comments Off on William Penn Chooses Rule as New Athletics Director / Read More »

Indian Baseball Goes Perfect in League Play »

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian baseball team had a great week in league action as it picked up four Little Hawkeye Conference victories last week. The Indians (10-5, 5-2 LHC) opened the week with a 4-3 win over Newton Monday. The squad then fell…

Jun 11 2017 / Comments Off on Indian Baseball Goes Perfect in League Play / Read More »

Mixed Bag for Indians Softball Team »

by Wade Steinlage Some dominating victories countered a pair of tight losses as the Oskaloosa Indian softball team went 6-3 last week. The Indians (12-5, 3-4 LHC) crushed three opponents on Saturday at the Oskaloosa Classic, defeating West Burlington 6-1, Mount Vernon 14-2 (three innings),…

Jun 11 2017 / Comments Off on Mixed Bag for Indians Softball Team / Read More »
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School Activities

Split Against Ranked Indianola Highlights Softball’s Week »

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian softball team battled hard against two of the Little Hawkeye’s Conference’s top teams as it continued its season last…

Jun 18 2017 / Comments Off on Split Against Ranked Indianola Highlights Softball’s Week / Read More »
Editorial

Swim’s Sports and Awards is back open in Oskaloosa

In May of 2015 a decade’s long business in Oskaloosa was decimated by a fire. Doug Swim had lost his business of over 30 years to the fire. While there has been some disappointing news about…

Apr 15 2017 / Read More »
Agendas and Minutes

Oskaloosa Water Board Agenda – June 19, 2017

WATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES Regular Meeting June 19, 2017 3:00 PM Location: 1208 South 7th St. Agenda 1. Approve Agenda. 2. Approve minutes of the May 15, 2017 regular meeting. 3. Approve invoices and Financial Statements.…

Jun 18 2017 / Read More »
Events

Farmland Leasing Meetings in late July and August

ALTOONA, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is conducting farmland leasing meetings across 12 different sites in Central Iowa during late July and August. Meeting sites include Gladbrook, Boone, Oskaloosa, Knoxville, Adel, Newton, Altoona,…

Jun 17 2017 / Read More »
Local Sports

Repeat Winners Filled the Night on Yaw’s Auto Salvage Night

by Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (June 21st, 2017) – Another beautiful night of racing action at the Southern Iowa Speedway for Yaw’s Auto Salvage Night, 51 cars signed in the pit area. The Kids got to…

Jun 22 2017 / Read More »
Clubs and Organizations

Christian Opportunity Center Increases Supported Employment Efforts

Christian Opportunity Center is increasing its supported employment efforts in the wake of new State rules eliminating sheltered employment. COC has been providing supported employment services since 1987 and has many success stories of people who…

May 13 2017 / Read More »
Education

Statesmen Named ‘Friends of Education’ by OEA

(Oskaloosa, Iowa) – During the annual Oskaloosa Education Association (OEA) meeting held in late May, two Statesmen were recognized alongside area educators for their contributions to education. The diligent volunteer efforts of alumni Esther Lwakabamba (‘16)…

Jun 14 2017 / Read More »
Local Businesses

Swim’s Sports and Awards is back open in Oskaloosa

In May of 2015 a decade’s long business in Oskaloosa was decimated by a fire. Doug Swim had lost his business of over 30 years to the fire. While there has been some disappointing news about…

Apr 15 2017 / Read More »
Lifestyle

Mahaska Health Partnership Shares Fertility Tips

MAHASKA COUNTY – When it comes to having a baby, a number of factors can play a key role in the likelihood and timeliness of conception. MHP OB/GYN Specialist Dr. Jeffrey Fowler offers some tips on…

Jun 4 2017 / Read More »

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