Archive for: December, 2011

Oskaloosa News Says Goodbye To 2011

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Oskaloosa, Iowa – With the end of another year, and this being the end of our first full year at Osky News, I wanted to take the time to thank some people who have helped to make this possible, for without them and their support, this effort would have been nearly impossible. First off I […]

Counting Out The Close Of Business Year 2011

Oskaloosa, Iowa – With time running out on 2011, the Mahaska County Supervisors counted out the cash in the Treasurer’s Office located in the Mahaska County Courthouse starting at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30. The event is held twice a year, and certifies cash and checks on hand, to help ensure all financial records […]

Ruth Larsen Weston 58

Ruth Larsen Weston 58, of Oskaloosa, died on December 30, 2011, at the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House after a long battle with cancer. She was born on October 9, 1953 in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Norman and Shirley Bryan Larsen. She graduated from East High School and continued her education at […]

Gingrich Daughters Take Time To Answer Questions About Their Father

Oskaloosa, Iowa – With the caucus date quickly approaching, the candidates and their supporters are crossing the state at break-neck speed to share their message with the yet undecided voters of Iowa. Newt Gingrich was last in Oskaloosa on December 20th, talking to a full house at Smokey Row. There, he spoke with local residents […]

Georgia’s Kitchen: Fixing Wild Game

When I saw these instructions on how to dress a squirrel, it brought back memories of home. When I was growing up, my brothers would go hunting and fishing. Quite often they would bring home some rabbits, squirrels or bullheads (that’s fish for anyone who wonders). Whatever they could get, Mom would cook it up. […]

Clark free throws trip Central in Florida

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA.—The Central College women’s basketball team saw an 11-point lead disappear as Clark (Mass.) University escaped the Dutch, 59-54 Thursday morning at the Land of Magic Classic. Central held a 20-9 advantage midway through the first half before Clark (8-3) erased the deficit with a 15-4 run and tied the score 24-24. The […]

No Snowmen But Still Lots Of Smiles

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Jr. Naturalist Winter Day Camp was held on Thursday at the Russell Wildlife Area. Kids aged 6 to 12 years old were not making snow men, but were instead enjoying nearly Spring-like weather as they wondered amongst the many miles of trails and sights. The nearly 50 attendees, Naturalist Laura DeCook […]

Mahaska County Y Dolphins Swim Team Meet Results

Oskaloosa, December 29, 2011 – The Mahaska County Y Dolphins Swim Team continues to make waves this season, with 75 team members from the area competing in 2011-2012. After hosting its first home meet of the season on December 3, the Dolphins welcomed teams from the Riverfront YMCA (Des Moines) and Southern Prairie YMCA (Creston) […]

Upward Basketball Returns To Oskaloosa

Register now for Upward Basketball for Kindergarten through 6th grade boys and girls. Healthy competition, skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship, effort, and character are emphasized. The Upward Basketball season begins in January, and concludes in the middle of March. All practices and games will be at Gateway Church of the Nazarene 140 Gateway Drive in Oskaloosa. […]

Second half costs Central women in Florida

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. — A promising half of action was followed by one of the season’s worst as the Central College women’s basketball team saw a 10-point lead disappear in a 55-45 loss to Trine (Ind.) Wednesday morning in the Land of Magic Classic. After taking a 28-18 lead in the first half, Central was […]


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