College Sports

Roxworthy has new role with Central women’s soccer team »

PELLA — A team captain in 2015 and 2016, Kelsey Roxworthy has joined the Central College women’s soccer coaching staff as an assistant coach. Roxworthy, who graduated from Central in…

Jul 6 2017 / Comments Off on Roxworthy has new role with Central women’s soccer team / Read More »

Heart Scholar-Athletes Announced »

Oskaloosa–The Heart of America Athletic Conference announced its Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2016-2017 year. William Penn recorded 38 award recipients over 16 conference-sponsored sports, led by four honorees from both…

Jul 4 2017 / Comments Off on Heart Scholar-Athletes Announced / Read More »
News

A Little Snow And Some Giggles Happened In July »

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There was snow of sorts on the square in Oskaloosa for the annual Christmas in July festivities.…

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History Happened Before His Eyes »

Legendary ABC News anchor visits Oskaloosa, sharing stories of history near and far. Oskaloosa, Iowa – Reporting from the front…

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Skateboards And BMX Jam At Oskaloosa Urban Park »

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The heat was on in Oskaloosa and it wasn’t just the sun. Skaters and BMX bicycle riders…

Jul 16 2017 / Comments Off on Skateboards And BMX Jam At Oskaloosa Urban Park / Read More »

Crisis Intervention Services Holds Annual Golf Outing »

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Many happy faces helping to raise money for a critical need in the community could be found…

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Sports and Activities

Mark Dobmeier Beefs Up at Knoxville Raceway! »

Clint Garner Wins 360 Thriller, Rookie Kelby Watt Wins in 305’s by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 15, 2017) – Mark Dobmeier will be taking the beef back to Grand Forks, North Dakota after conquering South Central Co-op Night at Knoxville Raceway and the Marion…

Jul 16 2017 / Comments Off on Mark Dobmeier Beefs Up at Knoxville Raceway! / Read More »

Indians Advance to District Final »

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian baseball team is one step away from playing for a berth to state. Oskaloosa (26-13) ended the regular season last Tuesday with a 7-2 win over Fairfield and then began postseason action with a 13-3 victory (six innings) over…

Jul 16 2017 / Comments Off on Indians Advance to District Final / Read More »

Indians Look to Defend State Crown »

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian softball team has accomplished one goal and now defense of its state crown is all that is left on the 2017 checklist. #5 Oskaloosa (29-12) defeated #7 Burlington in the Class 4A Region 5 final to return to Fort…

Jul 16 2017 / Comments Off on Indians Look to Defend State Crown / Read More »

Upset Leads E-B-F to State Berth »

by Wade Steinlage The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rocket softball team took down one of the state’s best teams on the road to advance to this week’s state tournament. E-B-F (30-8), ranked #9 in Class 2A, had to hit the highway last Monday, but brought with it its…

Jul 16 2017 / Comments Off on Upset Leads E-B-F to State Berth / Read More »

E-B-F Bows Out in District Semifinals »

by Wade Steinlage The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rocket baseball team moved into the second round of the playoffs, but eventually closed out its 2017 campaign this past week. E-B-F (17-16) won its opening-round contest 3-1 over Pleasantville two Saturdays ago but then lost to eventual Class 2A…

Jul 16 2017 / Comments Off on E-B-F Bows Out in District Semifinals / Read More »

Helio Castroneves Breaks Iowa Speedway Winless Streak for Team Penske »

Iowa Speedway to host final race weekend of 2017 July 28-29 NEWTON, Iowa (July 9, 2017) – Will Power gave Team Penske its third consecutive pole at Iowa Speedway during qualifying but it was Helio Castroneves who made team history by winning the 11th running…

Jul 9 2017 / Comments Off on Helio Castroneves Breaks Iowa Speedway Winless Streak for Team Penske / Read More »

Ian Madsen Scores Fourth of Season at Knoxville! »

Jamie Ball Wins Race of Attrition in 360’s, Evan Epperson Wins First of Career in 305’s by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 8, 2017) – Ian Madsen increased his lead in the 410 point standings at Knoxville Raceway on Dennison Racing Tees/Jersey Freeze Night Saturday…

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Indians End Regular Season, Advance with Regional Semi Win »

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian softball team capped a solid regular season with a big league win and then gave itself a chance to make a return trip to state. Two weekends ago, Class 4A #5 Oskaloosa (27-12, 13-8 LHC) competed at the Iowa…

Jul 9 2017 / Comments Off on Indians End Regular Season, Advance with Regional Semi Win / Read More »

Indians Go 4-1 in Final Full Week of 2017 »

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian baseball team was nearly perfect last week and will look to use that momentum for a big postseason push. Oskaloosa (24-13, 14-6 LHC) opened the week with a 10-2 win over Washington Monday. On Wednesday, the squad split with…

Jul 9 2017 / Comments Off on Indians Go 4-1 in Final Full Week of 2017 / Read More »

E-B-F One Win From State »

by Wade Steinlage The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rocket softball team is on the doorstep and just needs one big win to accomplish its goal of a state tournament berth. E-B-F, ranked #9 in Class 2A, rolled over its first two postseason opponents in Region 6. The Rockets…

Jul 9 2017 / Comments Off on E-B-F One Win From State / Read More »
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School Activities

Indians Advance to District Final »

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian baseball team is one step away from playing for a berth to state. Oskaloosa (26-13) ended the regular season…

Jul 16 2017 / Comments Off on Indians Advance to District Final / Read More »
Editorial

Letter To The Editor: I Knew This Closing Would Provoke Emotions

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. July 5, 2017 Dear Editor, From: Mark Doland On July 3, 2017 at our board meeting,…

Jul 5 2017 / Read More »
Agendas and Minutes

Oskaloosa Water Board Agenda – July 10, 2017

WATER BOARD OF TRUSTEES Regular Meeting July 10, 2017 4:00 PM Location: 1208 South 7th St. Agenda 1. Approve agenda. 2. Reorganization of the Board of Trustees. 3. Approve minutes of the June 19, 2017 regular…

Jul 9 2017 / Read More »
Events

Steve Bell To Be At Thursday Night City Band Concert

Thursday’s Concert in the Park starts out at 5:30 with Supper in the Shade. WanderLunch, Calico Jacks, and Sno Biz will be set up on the east side of the square and will be serving throughout…

Jul 11 2017 / Read More »
Local Sports

Mark Dobmeier Beefs Up at Knoxville Raceway!

Clint Garner Wins 360 Thriller, Rookie Kelby Watt Wins in 305’s by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 15, 2017) – Mark Dobmeier will be taking the beef back to Grand Forks, North Dakota after conquering South…

Jul 16 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 Educates on Hernias

MAHASKA COUNTY – A hernia is a common health condition often requiring surgery. MHP General Surgeon Paul Riggs, MD, FACS, explains the causes and what to look for. According to Dr. Riggs, a hernia occurs when…

Jun 29 2017 / Read More »

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