Archive for: November, 2011

Central women’s basketball team falls short in conference opener

PELLA — It was not the Iowa Conference debut first-year coach Mike Jacobsma hoped for, as the Central College women’s basketball team forfeited a late first half lead en route to a 69-64 defeat to Buena Vista University Wednesday. The Dutch played their way to a 25-17 lead at the halfway mark of the opening […]

MHP teaches preschoolers how to properly wash hands

Oskaloosa – Mahaska Health Partnership Infection Control Coordinator Kim Rutledge, RN, BSN, spent the day with Oskaloosa Preschoolers teaching proper hand washing techniques. “Good hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses, from the common cold to more serious illnesses such flu and even diarrheal diseases and pneumonia,” Rutledge […]

Mahaska County Courthouse Dresses Up For The Season

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The 25th annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be making its way once again down the streets of Oskaloosa, and the Mahaska County Courthouse will be ready to look the part. Wednesday morning county employees were seen putting up the Christmas Tree on the main landing at the courthouse. Maintenance Director Troy Bemis […]

McGowan to Steer Lady Statesmen Soccer Program

Oskaloosa–William Penn University Athletics Director Greg Hafner has announced the hiring of William McGowan as Head Women’s Soccer Coach. McGowan comes to William Penn after serving the same role at Iowa Central Community College for the past seven years. During that stretch, he led the Tritons to an 87-42-9 record, including a 37-14-3 mark in […]

Boswell stands up for average working Americans, offers amendment to “Election Prevention Act”

Des Moines, IA – Congressman Leonard Boswell (IA-3) today spoke out against H.R. 3094 which attempts to strip important rights from American workers. H.R. 3094 would require specified waiting periods before unionization hearings and elections can take place, effectively running out the clock on workers who wish to organize. “This legislation won’t create one job […]

Multi-Track Computer Workshops Available

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The public is invited to register for workshops offered by the William Penn University Computer Club and the Applied Computer Science Training Practicum class. Three 50-minute technology workshops will be given this Saturday, December 3 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on the William Penn University campus. A series of four different technology tracks will […]

Y Men’s Club Provides Christmas Trees to Mahaska Community

The Y Men’s club has been providing live Christmas trees to the Mahaska community for about 60 years. Charlie Kentfield, Bruce Seidrel and Charlie Purdue are just some of the original founders of Y Men’s Club in the 1950’s according to Don Swim, current club president. The annual Christmas tree sales are their major fundraiser […]

Mahaska Habitat for Humanity Builds 16th Home

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska Habitat for Humanity recently broke ground on its 16th home in the Oskaloosa area. The 1,150 square feet home will be located at 1104 Mabel and is designed to house a family of five people. This particular home will be built to Energy Star 3 standards and includes several “firsts” in […]

Clark Holthaus

Oskaloosa. Clark Holthaus, 50, of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at the Mahaska Health Partnership Emergency Room in Oskaloosa. He was born April 18, 1961, at Clarion, Iowa, the son of Clark and Lorretta Paul Holthaus, Sr. He graduated from Clarion High School with the class of 1979, and earned his B.A. in Elementary […]

Lady Statesmen Nearly Clip Ranked College of St. Mary

Omaha, Neb.–The William Penn women’s basketball team put together its best effort of the season Tuesday night, but the home team found an answer for the navy and gold late as #21 College of St. Mary defeated the Lady Statesmen 69-66. William Penn (2-9) flew out to a 14-0 lead before the Flames (10-3) knew […]


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