Archive for: October, 2012

Blue Zone Project Team Visits Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Learning to live healthy may be more than diet and exercise, and with today’s visit from the Blue Zone Project Team, learning how to be healthier as a community became the focus. The day started early when community leaders, employers, schools and the media gathered at the Musco Technology Center on the […]

Lady Statesmen Pull Away From Waldorf in Opener, 80-61

Oskaloosa–The William Penn women’s basketball team previewed why it is projected for a big season with an 80-61 non-conference, season-opening win over Waldorf Tuesday. The Lady Statesmen (1-0) trailed a few times early, but gained the lead for good on a layup by Janay Pritchett (So., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Biology) to make it 10-8 6:25 […]

Swanson Retires as Auditor After 20 Years

  by Amy Langdon The individual responsible for elections in each county is the county auditor. This year’s election is guaranteed to bring about some change in our local Auditors office. CRI’s Jon Hoffmann tells us about one dedicated public servant who is about to call it a career. The Mahaska County Courthouse is where […]

A Closer Look at Oskaloosa Education

by Amy Langdon Whether you have children or not, schools matter. Experts say good schools mean high property values, a better-educated workforce, and more successful young people. As part of our continuing coverage of Election 2012, CRI is focusing each week on the issues that affect voters in Oskaloosa and Mahaska County. This week, we’re […]

Central closes out home football schedule

PELLA—Nineteen seniors will make their final regular-season home appearance Saturday as Central College hosts Wartburg College for a 1 p.m. football game at Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium. Central is 4-4 overall and 3-2 in conference action after a 17-point second quarter fueled the Dutch to a 27-10 home victory against Loras College Saturday. Wartburg […]

Area Artist Displays Artwork at William Penn University

Sarah Kargol , a local Oskaloosa artist, is displaying her artwork in the Foyer Gallery at the William Penn Library until the middle of November. This display will be available for viewing during regular library hours. Sarah Kargol is a mixed-media artist and a mother who is busily engaged in raising her four young boys. […]

Central’s Horton honored again by league

PELLA—Central College sophomore and Iowa Conference cross country MVP Eli Horton (Runnells, Southeast Polk HS) is the league’s male athlete of the week. Meanwhile, Kevin Sheldon (sophomore, West Des Moines, Valley HS) is the special teams football player of the week and Liz Daniels (sophomore, Oconomowoc, Wis.) is the women’s soccer defensive player of the […]


The Oskaloosa Band Boosters announce the Annual Fruit and Nut sale began October 29, 2012. Students in the Oskaloosa High School band will be selling the great mixed fruit packages that have been offered over the past several years, a variety of nut and candy packages, and 15 different premium cheesecakes now through November 12, […]

Statesmen Tenth Entering Second Last Week of 2012

Oskaloosa–Another Midwest League win has assisted the William Penn football team back into the top ten as the NAIA’s eighth top-25 poll was released today. Courtesy of a loss by former #6 Carroll (Mont.), the Statesmen (8-1, 4-0 MWL) improve one spot to #10 with 214 points. It is a logjam among the league’s best […]

Beatty, Parsons Honored on Gridiron

Oskaloosa–Taylor Parsons (Jr., The Woodlands, Texas, Sociology) and Greg Beatty (So., Brooklyn, Iowa, Industrial Technology) were recognized for their efforts last week as the Midwest League weekly honors were announced today. Parsons garnered his fourth career (first in 2012) Offensive Player of the Week award, while Beatty picked up the first Defensive POW laurel of […]


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