Archive for: June, 2012

Edith Frey

Edith Frey October 15, 1916 – June 29, 2012 Urbandale, Iowa and formerly of Oskaloosa, Iowa Visitation: will begin at 10 a.m., Friday morning, July 06, 2012 at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel. The family will be present from 5 – 7 p.m. to greet visitors. Graveside Service: 10 a.m., Saturday morning, July 07, 2012 at […]

Darlene Hasselman

Darlene Hasselman May 01, 1923 – June 29, 2012 Oskaloosa and formerly of New Sharon, Iowa Visitation: will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, July 01, 2012 at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel. The family will be present from 9:30 to service time on Monday to greet visitors. Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Monday morning, […]

Local Policy Makers and Residents Sound Off On The Supreme Court Decision

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Supreme Court decision on Thursday had almost everyone talking about health care, and their opinion on the law. People were talking and social media sites were buzzing with opinions and thoughts on the decision. The implications for local governments such as the county or city will be minor at best, but […]

US Supreme Court Decides In Favor Of ‘Obamacare’

Oskaloosa News

Washington, D.C. – The US Supreme Court returned a 5-4 decision in favor of, what has been coined, ‘Obamacare’. The mandate has been clarified as a tax by the court, allowing the law to continue. Many had speculated that the court would rule, having the mandate removed, therefore taking the centerpiece of the legislation out […]

Mahaska County to hold Master Gardener Training

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska County Extension is now enrolling for a Master Gardener training to begin September 4, 2012. Master Gardener trainees attend classes taught by Iowa State University Extension professionals in topics ranging from lawn care, flower and vegetable gardening, ornamental trees and shrubs, fruit crops and houseplants to insect, disease and weed control, […]

Operation Backpack Team And Oskaloosa Schools Introduce “Stuff The Bus” Event

Oskaloosa, Iowa – United Way of Mahaska County, Salvation Army, SIEDA, and Love Inc are hard at work on this season’s Operation Backpack, the county program providing backpacks and supplies to school children in need. With two weeks until the July 13th application deadline, the Operation Backpack Team is announcing its partnership with the Oskaloosa […]

#9 Story of the 2011-2012 Year

The #9 story of 2011-2012 recalls two of the best single-week performances of the year. In back-to-back months, freshman golfer Maggie Yang and senior softball player Brianne Rowley each earned NAIA National Player of the Week honors, the first at William Penn since 2004-2005. Yang, who finished her season as a first-team all-Midwest Collegiate Conference […]

Amazing Season Ends in State Championship Game for Lightning

The Oskaloosa Lightning 12U USSSA baseball team ended the organization’s best season ever with a runner-up finish in the AAA State Championships in Des Moines June 22nd-24th. It was the second time in three years that the Lightning has made the Championship game. In 2011 they lost to eventual champion Waterloo Heat in the quarter-finals. […]

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff tomorrow to honor fallen Vietnam War airman

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad is ordering all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012, until 8 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012 for Lt. Col. Dennis Eilers, originally of Tipton. Eilers and his crew went missing when his plane was shot down in […]

Airman Missing in Action from WWII Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Emil T. Wasilewski of Chicago will be buried on June 26 at Arlington […]


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