Archive for: November, 2012

Main Street Oskaloosa’s 25th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade Winners

Lighted Christmas Parade “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree” in honor of Main Street Oskaloosa’s 25th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade. These are the winners out of 65 parade entries: Receiving Traveling Trophy for each of the following: “Judges Choice” – Mahaska Drug “Children’s Choice – Oskaloosa Schools Transportation Most Outstanding Large Business – Mahaska Bottling Company […]

Iowa’s Debt Reaches Record High

by Amy Langdon 4,704. That’s how many dollars of debt Iowa governments have racked up for each resident of our state. According to a report from the state treasurer’s office, that’s an all-time high for Iowa – $14.4 billion dollars in total government debt run up by counties, cities, school districts and other public groups. […]

Oskaloosa Plays Host to Leadership Iowa Dec. 5-7

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Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s a lot more than a crash course. It’s a year-long commitment from 40 leaders across the state enrolled in the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Leadership Iowa (LI) program, ( The class of 2012-13 will gather in Oskaloosa, Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 5-7 to explore the topics of Economic Development – Entrepreneurship, […]

William Penn Forces 34 Turnovers in 83-65 Defeat of Central

Oskaloosa–The Lady Statesmen basketball team pulled away from Central in the second half for an 83-65 non-conference win Thursday night. William Penn (5-4) was outshot 47.9%-42.3% and lost the rebounding battle 45-27, but forced 34 turnovers while committing just 13 mistakes. Those Dutch mistakes were converted into 32 WPU points, while the 13 navy and […]

Statesmen Pull Away Late for 92-83 Win Over Central

Pella–The William Penn men’s basketball team survived its unlucky 13th game of the schedule, remaining perfect with a 92-83 non-conference win over Central Wednesday night. The #7 Statesmen (13-0) were tied with the Dutch (4-1) at 74-74 with 5:29 remaining, but scored eight unanswered and were not threatened down the stretch. The squads were tied […]

Adam Gregg named legislative liaison for office of Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that Adam Gregg will serve as the administration’s new legislative liaison. Gregg will begin his duties on Monday, December 10. Gregg replaces Todd Schulz, who served in the position two years prior to accepting a new opportunity in the private sector. “Adam […]

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor Sgt. Joseph A. Richardson

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Branstad is ordering all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 5 p.m. Friday, November 30, to 8 a.m. on Monday, December 3, to honor Sgt. Joseph A. Richardson, 23, of Algona, who died while on patrol with the U.S. Army in Paktika province, Afghanistan, on November 16, […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Warns Against Distracted Driving

MAHASKA COUNTY – It’s that time of year again when drivers know they need to be especially careful while driving due to winter weather. Mahaska Health Partnership Emergency Services reminds that distracted driving can be avoided year round. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 15 people are killed and more that […]

Historic Oskaloosa Home Has New Owner

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There may be more iconic buildings in Oskaloosa, such as the Mahaska County Courthouse or Oskaloosa City Hall, but even those buildings haven’t been a part of Oskaloosa like “The Old Brick” home at the intersection of High Ave. East and South 7th. The home recently came onto the market, after long […]

Lady Statesmen Knock Off #21 Flames 78-59

Oskaloosa–Playing a ‘countable’ game for the first time in ten days, the William Penn women’s basketball team picked up a big win with a 78-59 upset against #21 Saint Mary (Neb.) in non-conference action Tuesday night. The Lady Statesmen (4-4), who outshot CSM (5-3) 43.7%-32.3, went back and forth with the visitors early until finally […]


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