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WPU Falls to Baker in Five Sets »

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa—William Penn hosted Baker on the second night of a back-to-back on Saturday afternoon in Heart of America Athletic Conference action. After a thrilling five-set victory on…

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Statesmen Upset Pioneers for Third Top-25 Win of Season »

by Wade Steinlage Olathe, Kan.–Tell me if you have heard this one before. What is becoming old hat, the William Penn men’s soccer team took down its third ranked opponent…

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Koening Eagle Scout Project Wraps Up »

Nicholas Koening poses at St. Mary's Parish as his Eagle Scout project begins to wrap up.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Things were taking shape in front of St. Mary’s Parish in Oskaloosa on Saturday morning, as Nicholas…

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Local Group Working To Make Some Shade »

Volunteers work to plant trees in Oskaloosa on Saturday. Trees Forever and other volunteers planted 150 new trees,

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The cool and very windy morning on Saturday found dozens of volunteers working to plant trees in…

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Indians Seal District Title With Win Over South Tama »

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Indians are District 7 Champions after a win over South Tama on Friday night. It’s been…

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Pate And Brown Speak About Secure Elections »

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate discusses midterm election policy and security this past week.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate stopped by the Mahaska County Courthouse this week to talk about…

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WPU Falls to Baker in Five Sets »

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa—William Penn hosted Baker on the second night of a back-to-back on Saturday afternoon in Heart of America Athletic Conference action. After a thrilling five-set victory on Friday, the Statesmen (19-11, 6-9 Heart) unfortunately fell to the Wildcats (12-17, 7-8 Heart) in…

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Statesmen Upset Pioneers for Third Top-25 Win of Season »

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Olathe, Kan.–Tell me if you have heard this one before. What is becoming old hat, the William Penn men’s soccer team took down its third ranked opponent of the fall, upsetting #15 MidAmerica Nazarene 1-0 in double overtime of a Heart of…

Oct 21 2018 / Comments Off on Statesmen Upset Pioneers for Third Top-25 Win of Season / Read More »

WPU Shut Out by MNU »

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Olathe, Kan.–The Statesmen women’s soccer team failed to keep pace with #23 MidAmerica Nazarene Saturday, falling 5-0 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action. William Penn (6-9-1, 1-8 Heart), which was outshot 24-7, including 8-1 in the first stanza, trailed just 1-0…

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Statesmen Drop Option-Attack Battle in Double OT »

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by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–Windy conditions and missed opportunities doomed the William Penn football team as it fell 26-20 to Peru State in double overtime of a Heart of America Athletic Conference matchup Saturday. WPU (3-5, 1-1 North) scored the day’s first 17 points, but could…

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Statesmen Back in Action at NAIA Seminole Valley Stampede »

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by Wade Steinlage Cedar Rapids–The William Penn cross country teams had been off the course for just shy of a month, but knocked that rust free on Saturday as they competed at the NAIA Seminole Valley Stampede hosted by Mount Mercy. The women were 25th…

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League to Sponsor Bowling, Offer Championship »

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The Heart of America Athletic Conference has announced that starting this year it will sponsor men’s and women’s bowling, including having a national-qualifying tournament at the end of the season. A total of six Heart institutions sponsor men’s and women’s bowling, including…

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Title chase wide open as Central football team stymied »

Central Dutch Athletics

WAVERLY—What started as an uphill climb seemed to grow only steeper for the Central College football team Saturday in its first loss, a 47-20 stumble at Wartburg College. The defeat throws the American Rivers Conference title chase wide open, but the No. 20-rated Dutch remain…

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Indians Seal District Title With Win Over South Tama »

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Indians are District 7 Champions after a win over South Tama on Friday night. It’s been since 2006 that the Indians were outright champions of their district, and Head Coach Jake Jenkins and his team were obviously happy to end that…

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Indians Claim Postseason Win Over Newton »

The Indians defeated Newton in the first round of the postseason.

Oskaloosa Head Coach Jennifer Comfort on the team’s win. “The Oskaloosa Indians started off the 2018 post-season with a win over Newton 25-15, 25-15, 25-12. With the win in front of a supportive home crowd, the Indians advance to the Regional Semi-Final on Tuesday, October…

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Fifth conference soccer victory for Dutch men »

Central Dutch Athletics

STORM LAKE — A sensational month of October continued for the Central College men’s soccer team as the Dutch defeated Buena Vista University 1-0 for the team’s fifth straight win Wednesday night. After going 3-5 in non-conference matches, Central (8-6-0, 5-1-0 conference) has excelled since…

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Indians Seal District Title With Win Over South Tama »

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Indians are District 7 Champions after a win over South Tama on Friday night. It’s been since 2006 that the Indians…

Oct 21 2018 / Comments Off on Indians Seal District Title With Win Over South Tama / Read More »
Editorial Oskaloosa firefighter Adam Haroldson battles the most recent B&B Bedding fire.

Letter To The Editor: B and B Bedding August 4 Fire

Letter from Ann Brouwer The B and B Bedding fire began Saturday afternoon when a mulch pile spontaneously combusted, and strong winds from the south carried it to other mulch piles. Thanks to the Oskaloosa Fire…

Aug 7 2018 / Read More »
Agendas and Minutes Mahaska County Courthouse

Mahaska County Supervisors Agenda – October 15, 2018

The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors will meet on Monday, October 15,2018 at 9:00 a.m, in the Third floor conference room of the Mahaska County Courthouse, 106 South I” Street, Oskaloosa, IA. 1. Approve agenda 2.…

Oct 14 2018 / Read More »
Events Indian Hills

IHCC To Host NOW Conference

OTTUMWA — The Leadership NOW Annual Regional Conference will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. This conference is open to anyone who has…

Oct 19 2018 / Read More »
Local Sports

MCSC’s Youth Soccer at the Lacey Recreation Complex

Mahaska County Youth Soccer Club, the Oskaloosa 4-5 year olds “Just For Kids” through U19 youth, are in their fall season at the Lacey Recreation Complex. Thursday and Saturday last week brought near 300 spectators cheering…

Oct 16 2018 / Read More »
Clubs and Organizations

A to Z Foodie Trail Seeking Applications

In January of 2018, partners in Mahaska County and Marion County collaborated to create a trail for foodies. This was a way to extend visitor stays, build off-season tourism traffic, promote our unique foodie businesses and…

Sep 9 2018 / Read More »
Education

William Penn University Partners with Drake University School of Law for 3+3 Program Pathway

OSKALOOSA, Iowa—William Penn University has partnered with Drake University School of Law for a 3+3 program pathway. This new partnership allows students to earn their undergraduate degree and a law degree in six years, rather than…

Oct 17 2018 / Read More »
Local Businesses Jason Shiffer talks about his newest Old School Pinball and Arcade coming to Penn Central Mall.

Old School Pinball and Arcade Coming To Penn Central Mall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The black plastic is covering the space in Penn Central Mall, but the rumors have been leaking out about what may be coming to fill that space. At a recent William Penn vendor…

Sep 9 2018 / Read More »
Lifestyle

Loebsack Announces Rural Development Funding for Mahaska County Hospital

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that the Mahaska County Hospital will receive a $26,400 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Impact Initiatives program. The Mahaska County Hospital will use these…

Sep 28 2018 / Read More »

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