Archive for: August, 2010

Osky Harriers compete at Southeast Polk

The Oskaloosa High School Cross Country team debuted their season by competing at Southeast Polk this evening. The races were separated into one 9/10 grade girls, one 9/10 grade boys, one 11/12 grade girls and one 11/12 grade boys race. The harriers experienced a new course and also experienced hot and muggy weather conditions. Coach […]

Local tv talent up for Emmy

Local talent from the Communication Research Institute here in Oskaloosa have been nominated for a Midwest Regional Emmy. I stopped and visited with CRI’s own Jonathon Gregg and Jon Hoffmann about their recent nominations. CRI only recently became qualified to participate in the awards, and the team was ready to test the waters and submitted […]

Living on Less – Week 2 – Part 2

In yesterday’s article I discussed how I have started to use coupons, after not using coupons much in the past.   Today we will finish our discussion.  There are several sources for coupons. Here are a few. Sources for Coupons I started collecting coupons from the Sunday newspaper. We have had a Des Moines Register subscription […]

Living on Less – Week 2 – Part 1

Last week I talked about saving money on groceries and specifically knowing when a sale is a sale and buying groceries in bulk.  This week I am going to continue our discussion of buying groceries on sale and I will add to the discussion the use of coupons.  First I need to add one small […]

Boswell and staff visit Osky

Congressman Leonard Boswell (D) made a campaign stop today in Oskaloosa. No big speech, no hoopla, just a simple walk in town to meet local residents. I am sure a knock on the door by a Congressman is very surprising. Folks smiled, shook hands and chatted. Iowa State Representative Eric Palmer (D) accompanied Boswell, greeting […]

Mahaska CERT Team helps Marion County

Mahaska County was called to assist Marion County Emergency Manager to move the Howe family. Three members of the Oskaloosa Fire Dept. that was off duty, Jamey Robinson, and a CERT Team member Jim Walker answered that call for help. The rain has loosened the earth around their home to the point the floor had […]

Sunny weather ends today

The sun will disappear for a couple of days as a weather system is slated to move into the area late this evening, and linger around until Wednesday evening. The area has been dry recently, a welcome relief when compared to recent rainfall and flooding records. Tuesday appears to be about a 50% chance of […]

Leonard Higginbotham

Montezuma. Leonard Michael Higginbotham, 75, of Montezuma, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2010, at the Mayflower Care Center in Grinnell, Iowa. Leonard was born on November 5, 1934, at Tama, Iowa, the son of Pocahantas W. (Red) and Jean (Musel) Higginbotham. He attended school at St. Patrick’s in Tama through the 8th grade and […]

Question of the week: Are you concerned about the current egg recall?

Residents have made their voices clear that they approved of Mahaska County Emergency Management’s response to the floods of 2010. 43 voters (88%) voted yes in our poll, meanwhile 6 voters (12%) voted no. The question of the week poll is unscientific and does not represent the views of Oskaloosa News. This week’s question deals […]

Boswell touts experience as reason to vote for him

Congressman Boswell is touting his experience both in the armed services and as a legislator as reasons to re-elect him.  “I legislate on behalf of those who have elected me and believe in consensus-building in order to overcome the challenges that face us. I have a reputation of working across the aisle and am comfortable […]


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