Archive for: July, 2011

Question of the Week: Do you support the debt ceiling proposal?

Oskaloosa, Iowa- Last week, we asked you who you believed was to blame for the debt ceiling crisis. 118 residents responded with 58 residents (49%) saying All of the Above, 25 residents (21%) saying Republicans, 23 Residents (19%) saying President Obama, and 12 residents (11%) saying Democrats. The Question of the Week Poll is unscientific […]

ImMEDIAte needs Good news and bad news.

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Osky News First, the good news. We live someplace where we can take things for granted. I was reminded of this when the Wall Street Journal told the story of a judge in Quito, Ecuador who jailed […]

Oskaloosa Iowa Workforce Office Scheduled To Close

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Since the beginning of the year, there has been talk of Oskaloosa’s Workforce office being slated to close. Iowa’s Workforce Development office is implementing that plan. They will be offering a “revised workforce delivery system based on the new model of Local Access Points and Regional Integrated Centers. Multiple factors require Iowa […]

Local Teen Advances To All-American Miss Teen Pageant

Brooke Lunsford, 17 of Rural Eddyville was a State Finalist and competed in the National American Miss Teen Pageant in Waterloo on July 23 & 24. She advanced to the All-American Miss Teen Pageant November 22-27 in Anaheim, CA where she will enjoy competing, Disneyland, and a Hollywood tour. Brooke’s activities include Band, Honor Band, […]

Nine Ways Exercise Can Make You Feel Better

Do you find yourself in a mid-afternoon slump at the office? Do you drag yourself home only to collapse onto the sofa and look forward to the day ending so you can get into the bed? Do you feel like giving into the 5 hour energy craze and chugging a bottle to get awake? Moving […]

Floren Schulz

Oskaloosa. Floren Mariece Knox Cranston Schulz, 99, of Oskaloosa, died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the Mahaska Hospital in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She was born December 18, 1911 near Delta, Iowa, the daughter of George and Stella Hilderbrand Knox. She attended Newkirk Rural School and graduated from Delta High School with the class of 1929. She […]

Rollin’ Oldies roll on in to town

Oskaloosa, Iowa- The Oskaloosa downtown square was the host to the annual Rollin’ Oldies car show Saturday. Beginning at around 8:00 AM, cars began cruising on into the square area. Registration began at 9:00 AM and was closed at 12:00 PM. By the time registration was closed, around 180 cars had shown up for the […]

Osky News sits down with City Manager Michael Schrock

Oskaloosa Iowa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa- Earlier this past week, we had a chance to sit down with City Manager Michael Schrock and talk to him about a wide variety of municipal issues. We will be publishing several different articles about this interview. Our first story has to do with several different issues. Much debate and discussion has been […]

Stadium Construction Moving Forward

“Work on an amazing new community stadium at the Lacey Recreation Complex is moving forward under a tight schedule, but we are confident now that it will be operational in time for the Fall season,” said Oskaloosa Booster Club leader Curt Spry. “We are grateful for the support of many community partners and CBees (Community […]

Nelson Pioneer Farms “Company Flag” Gets Attention From Civil War Group

During a recent article covering the Nelson Pioneer Farm on July 8th that paid tribute to Cyrus West we wanted to correct an error in our story. David M. Lamb, Commander of Company “A” 49th Regiment Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry sent a minor correction to our story. The flag that was given to Lamb to […]


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