Archive for: January, 2014

William Penn University 2014 Baseball Preview

2013 record: 23-18 (12-8 MCC, 1st) Starters returning/lost: 4/5 fielders; 4/6 pitchers Letterwinners returning/lost: 7/13 Notable returners: Enrique Alvarado, Sr., Lancaster, Calif. (First-team all-MCC, .322, 26 R, 13 RBI Corey Lathram, Sr., Brentwood, Calif. (First-team all-MCC, 5-2, 2.91 ERA, 44 K) Stan Simmons, Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y. (First-team all-MCC, .313, 2 HR, 36 R, 26 RBI) […]

Team KELSEY Foundation Night At Kelderman Raceway Saturday

This Saturday at the old Heartland mall, at 1701 3rd Ave East at the North end of the mall, will be Team KELSEY Foundation Night hosted by Kelderman Raceway. The race was brought about by Josh Fenton from Des Moines. One of his good friends created the Team Kelsey Foundation after his daughter passed away […]

Russell Wayne LaRue

Russell Wayne LaRue September 21, 1965 – January 25, 2014 Colombo, Sri Lanka | Age 48 Loving Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, and Friend Russell Wayne LaRue, 48, of Sri Lanka and formerly of New Sharon, died from complications with pneumonia on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Central Hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Russell was born […]

Kapucian’s Corner by State Senator Tim Kapucian‏

Greetings From Under The Golden Dome At the beginning of each Legislative session we spend a lot of time meeting with different groups, associations and individuals to listen to their recommendations and desires for the current session. That doesn’t end at 4:30 or 5:00 in the afternoon. Many associations, which represent people, host receptions in […]

Central’s Greenfield named Capital One Academic All-District

PELLA—Central College men’s basketball forward Matt Greenfield (senior, Huxley, Ballard HS) has been named to the Capital One Division III Academic All-District 8 men’s basketball team presented by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve at the varsity level and achieve […]

Christiaan Cornelius Verploegh

Christiaan Cornelius Verploegh July 30, 1934 – January 28, 2014 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 79 Chris Verploegh, 79, of Oskaloosa passed away Tuesday morning, January 28, 2014, at the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Christiaan Cornelius Verploegh, son of Paulus and Teunje Van Herwijnen Verploegh, was born July 30, 1934 in Herwijnen, […]

Gabriel Finken

Gabriel Finken February 2, 1950 – January 28, 2014 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 63 Loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother Gabriel Finken, 63, of Oskaloosa died Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at her home in Oskaloosa. Gabriel was born February 2, 1950, in Germany, the daughter of Ingaborg Schmid. She was raised by her mother Ingaborg and […]

WPU Knocks Off Vikings on the Road

Des Moines–The Statesmen women’s basketball team has held sizeable advantages over Midwest Collegiate Conference foes in the previous games this year, but Wednesday the squad finished a full 40 minutes in an 83-80 victory over Grand View Wednesday. William Penn (9-12, 2-4 MCC) took a 15-13 edge at the 12:19 mark of the first half […]

Statesmen Unload from Deep in 94-79 Win Over Grand View

Des Moines–The William Penn men’s basketball team rode hot perimeter shooting to defeat rival Grand View 94-79 in Midwest Collegiate Conference play Wednesday. The Statesmen (14-7, 4-2 MCC) were 16-for-38 from behind the arc, leading wire-to-wire against the Vikings (13-8, 2-4 MCC). For a program that loves to shoot the long ball, the 16 makes […]

Eckermann propels Dutch to third straight men’s basketball victory

PELLA—It felt a lot closer than 11 points. “It was much closer than the final score,” coach Craig Douma said. “It was a battle.” Central College men’s basketball guard Nile Eckermann (junior, Cosgrove, Clear Creek Amana HS) scored 20 points and hit a transition 3-pointer late in the second half that sent the P.H. Kuyper […]


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