Archive for: October, 2010

Question of the Week: Do you agree or disagree with the Jason Ebelsheiser verdict?

Last time, we asked you if you believe our judges should be retained. A record number of people responded to this poll with 65 residents (57%)  voting No, and 50 residents (43%)  voted Yes. The question of the week poll is unscientific and does not reflect the opinions of Oskaloosa News. Originally, we had planned […]

Narcisse makes last minute campaign stop in Osky

Gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Narcisse passed through Oskaloosa on his second swing through Iowa’s 99 counties. Narcisse discussed several different including education and job creation. When asked  about his plan for education Narcisse responded candidly “We actually have an extensive education reform plan that gets rid of a lot of the beaurocracy. I won’t go deeply […]

Brooke VanHouweling finishes strong at State Cross Country

Brooke VanHouweling finished her season with a trip to the state cross country meet in Ft. Dodge, running a season best time of 15:49 to finish in 42nd place.  “I thought Brooke ran well today.  She looked a little nervous and probably didn’t finish as high place-wise as she wanted to, but I thought she […]

Quarterfinal Loss Ends Lady Statesmen Season

Clinton–The Penn women’s soccer team concluded its 2010 season with a 4-0 loss to top-seeded Ashford in the quarterfinals of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament Saturday. The Lady Statesmen, seeded #8 in the tourney, end the year at 5-11-3 (1-6-1 MCC).  The visitors were outshot 17-5. Ashford, who now advances to the semifinals to face […]

Mona Lundy

What Cheer. Mona Lundy, 78, of What Cheer, died Saturday, October 30, 2010, at the Mahaska Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. She was born on February 1, 1932, in Keokuk County the daughter of Hubert and Opal White Hollingsworth. She graduated from the Sigourney High School with the class of 1949. Following high school she […]

This Day in American History October 31

Happy Halloween! On the night of October 31, many Americans celebrate the traditions of Halloween by dressing in costumes and telling tales of witches and ghosts. Children go from house to house—to “trick or treat”—collecting candy along the way. Communities also hold parades and parties. Halloween, also known as All Hallow’s Eve, originated as the […]

This Day in Weather History October 31

1991: A major winter storm pounded the upper Midwest from October 30th into November 2nd with some of the most severe effects occurring on Halloween. Snow moved into southern Iowa on the afternoon of the 30th and changed to mixed precipitation and ice on the morning of the 31st and continuing into late afternoon on […]

Statesmen Top Three Records in 70-6 Destruction of Peru State

Oskaloosa–The Penn football team simply ran over visiting Peru State (Neb.) in a 70-6 non-conference win Saturday. The #15 nationally-ranked Statesmen (7-1) rushed for a school-record 607 yards en route to also breaking the program mark for points.  The old record of 69 points (vs. Central in 1916) finally fell as Penn scored touchdowns on […]

Rick Mattix: Bringing Books to the Hood

Rick Mattix, of Bussey, passed away Wednesday at the age of 57. While he may no longer be with us, his talent will. Rick was a gangster, and proud of it. During his life he became a world renowned author on the subject. He also took the title of gangster researcher and historian. His list […]

Tractor rear ended on HWY. 163

Eric Woodard, 43, of Fremont was charged with failure to maintain control when is Ford Pickup rear ended a tractor around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 20. Woodard was traveling west on highway 163 in the outside lane and did not see a tractor that was traveling ahead of him westward on HWY. 163. The farm […]


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