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Central football player passes away »

PELLA —Former Central College football student-athlete Derek Caskey, 20, passed away Tuesday. Caskey, a 2015 graduate of Marengo High School (Ill.), was a freshman offensive lineman for the Dutch in…

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WPU Succumbs to Grand View »

Des Moines–The Statesmen wrestling team was not able to pull off a huge upset Tuesday in a 52-6 dual loss to #1 Grand View. In a very fast event that…

Jan 19 2017 / Comments Off on WPU Succumbs to Grand View / Read More »
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Mahaska County Seeking Applications for Emergency Food and Shelter Funds »

Mahaska County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under…

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IOWA NATIONAL GUARD PERSONNEL TO SUPPORT PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION »

The National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C., has requested approximately 30 Soldiers and Airmen from the Iowa Army and Air National…

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The Frog Prince Cast Takes The George Daily Auditorium Stage »

OSKALOOSA, IA — Oskaloosa’s finest young actors take the stage in The Frog Prince on Saturday, January 21 when Missoula…

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MHP Receives FY 2016 Audit Results »

MAHASKA COUNTY – Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C., certified public accountants, have released an audit report on Mahaska Health…

Jan 19 2017 / Comments Off on MHP Receives FY 2016 Audit Results / Read More »
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Central football player passes away »

PELLA —Former Central College football student-athlete Derek Caskey, 20, passed away Tuesday. Caskey, a 2015 graduate of Marengo High School (Ill.), was a freshman offensive lineman for the Dutch in 2015 and completed the 2015-16 academic year on campus. However, he was diagnosed with cancer…

Jan 19 2017 / Comments Off on Central football player passes away / Read More »

WPU Succumbs to Grand View »

Des Moines–The Statesmen wrestling team was not able to pull off a huge upset Tuesday in a 52-6 dual loss to #1 Grand View. In a very fast event that only featured six contested matches, WPU (2-2) got off to a good start as 125-pounder…

Jan 19 2017 / Comments Off on WPU Succumbs to Grand View / Read More »

William Penn Still Fourth as Third Poll Released »

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen men’s basketball team lost once, but also picked up three big wins since the last rating as it held its position in the third NAIA Division I top-25 poll which was released Tuesday. William Penn (14-2, 10-2 Heart) is still #4, earning 168…

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Indians Have Successful Meet In Grinnell »

The Oskaloosa Indian swim team traveled to Grinnell and swam its best races on the year to come away with 2 victories and 1 loss on the night in a triple dual formatted meet. The Indians beat Williamsburg and Vinton Shellsburg on the night but…

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Statesmen Receiving Votes at #32 »

Oskaloosa–The William Penn women’s basketball squad continues to be a factor in the national rankings as the third NAIA Division I top-25 poll was released Tuesday. The Statesmen (10-6, 8-4 Heart), who dropped two positions to #32 with eight points, are one of five programs…

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William Penn Projected Fifth in Heart »

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen softball team is expected to bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season as the Heart of America Athletic Conference released its Coaches’ Poll Monday. The Heart’s 14 coaches picked William Penn (19-32 last year, 6-16 Heart) to place fifth with 80 points. Defending…

Jan 17 2017 / Comments Off on William Penn Projected Fifth in Heart / Read More »

Elmore Earns First Weekly Award »

Oskaloosa–Tristen Elmore (Fr., Ovied, Fla., Physical Education) produced a pair of winning performances en route to being named Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week Monday. Elmore won his first weekly honor by breaking a school record in one event…

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Taylor on Bevo Francis Award watch list »

PELLA — Central College men’s basketball senior forward Colby Taylor (senior, Creston) has been named to an elite list of small college basketball players on the 2017 Bevo Francis Award watch list. Presented by Small College Basketball, the Bevo Francis Award is given to the…

Jan 16 2017 / Comments Off on Taylor on Bevo Francis Award watch list / Read More »

Elmore Qualifies Again, Two Records Broken at Sol Butler Classic »

Dubuque–Tristen Elmore (Fr., Ovied, Fla., Physical Education) and Asia Laudermilch (Fr., Oskaloosa, Iowa, Physical Education) proved their collegiate debuts from December, and those of their teammates, were no fluke as the William Penn track and field teams notched numerous big performances at the Sol Butler…

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Girls Bowling Team Now 10-0 On The Season »

The girls improve to 10 and 0 on the season remaining undefeated on the season! It’s nice to see that if there is a couple girls that are struggling that the other girls step up and bowl there high games and series of the year…

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Indians Have Successful Meet In Grinnell »

The Oskaloosa Indian swim team traveled to Grinnell and swam its best races on the year to come away with 2 victories and 1 loss…

Jan 19 2017 / Comments Off on Indians Have Successful Meet In Grinnell / Read More »
Editorial

The Truth about the Election Integrity bill

There have been a lot of distortions and misunderstandings regarding my Election Integrity proposal. My job is to make it easy to vote, but hard to cheat. That’s what this proposal accomplishes. The Election Integrity Act…

Jan 13 2017 / Read More »
Agendas and Minutes

Supervisors Agenda for January 17, 2017

The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors will meet on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Third floor conference room of the Mahaska County Courthouse, 106 South 1st Street, Oskaloosa, IA. 1. Approve agenda…

Jan 13 2017 / Read More »
Events

STEM Regional Manager to present “Growing Iowa’s STEM Career Pipeline” at Leaders Speak Series

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – South Central Iowa STEM Regional Manager, Sarah Derry, from Drake University will present “Growing Iowa’s STEM Career Pipeline” on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Musco Technology Center on William Penn…

Jan 14 2017 / Read More »
Local Sports

Players and Community Invited to Challenger Softball League Games

The Mahaska County YMCA and Imagine the Possibilities have once again partnered to bring a Challenger Softball League to the Mahaska Community. With games starting soon, players are encouraged to sign-up and play, and the community…

Sep 16 2016 / Read More »
Clubs and Organizations

Grant Hladik Earns Eagle Scout Rank

On October 11, 2016, Grant Hladik of University Park was awarded the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts, the rank of Eagle Scout. A member of Troop 71, chartered by the…

Jan 16 2017 / Read More »
Education

Oskaloosa Agricultural Students Attend Van Wall Partners in Profit

33 Oskaloosa High School students enrolled in Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics students traveled to the Farm Progress Show grounds in Boone on Thursday, Jan. 12th to attend an event put on by Van Wall, John Deere…

Jan 13 2017 / Read More »
Local Businesses

Tenco Receives Maximum Accreditation by CARF International

In December, Tenco Industries was visited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF), Inc. and recently received notice from them that accreditation has been extended for three years through January 2020, which is…

Dec 29 2016 / Read More »
Lifestyle

Mahaska Health Partnership Stresses Flu Vaccine Importance

MAHASKA COUNTY – Though the flu season has been relatively quiet in Iowa so far, we may begin to see an increase in cases. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has recently announced the death…

Jan 11 2017 / Read More »

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