Archive for: January, 2015

Mahaska County YMCA Hosts Second Swim Meet

The Mahaska County YMCA hosted its second swim meet of the year and the Dolphins were up to the task. There were over 200 kids swimming from multiple towns on the day and the Dolphins were able to earn 78 top 3 finishes during the meet. While placing well is great, the most important goal […]

Edwards Punches Third Ticket at Jack Jennett

Cedar Falls–Alex Edwards (Sr., Knoxville, Iowa, Secondary Education) continues to add to his legacy as a beast in the mid-distance events by dominating at the Jack Jennett Invitational hosted by Northern Iowa Friday. The meet was split into College and University divisions and WPU had numerous champions in the light-numbered smaller section, paced by Edwards’ […]

Central men take title at St. Olaf track meet

NORTHFIELD, MINN. — The Central College men’s track and field team produced eight event-winners on its way to a team title at St. Olaf, while the women’s squad finished third. Central’s sixth-ranked men’s team took the team title with a score of 171.50, outpacing 13th-ranked St. Olaf by nearly 50 points. On the women’s side, […]

Rozenboom Report (1/30/2015)

Ken Rozenboom (R) at his desk in the Iowa Senate Chambers.

It was a very busy week at the Capitol, with a lot of local visitors among the more than 1500 people who came through the public entrances on Tuesday alone. I was able to spend some time with the Oskaloosa and North Mahaska FFA chapters, along with the fourth grade class of the Oskaloosa Christian […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update 1/29/2015

Coupling Bill Passes House Ways and Means House Study Bill 67 passed the House Ways and Means Committee this week by a vote of 25-0. The bill updates Iowa law to conform with certain tax provisions Congress finally enacted in December for tax year 2014. The bill updates the provisions in the Iowa Code for […]

William Penn University’s College for Working Adults to host Career Fair at Clive Campus

Oskaloosa, IA—William Penn University College for Working Adults (CWA) will host a Career Fair on Monday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clive campus, 1275 NW 128th Street. Representatives from the following employers are schedule to attend: American Republic Insurance Services, Bank of the West, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., Candeo, Cargill, […]

OACDG Scholarship applications available

The Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group is happy to announce that scholarships will again be available through its Chamber Scholars program, now in its 18th year. High school seniors living in Mahaska County and attending any high school are eligible to apply. Pick up an application from your school counselor, from the Oskaloosa Area […]

Evangeline “Vangie” Catherine Slycord

Evangeline Catherine Slycord April 6, 1926 – January 30, 2015 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 89 Evangeline “Vangie” Slycord, 89, of Oskaloosa passed away Friday, January 30, 2015, at the Oskaloosa Care Center. Vangie Slycord, daughter of John and Beulah (Evans) Whitlock, was born on April 6, 1925, in Oskaloosa. After attending school in Oskaloosa, Vangie […]

Penn Central Mall proudly welcomes A Avenue Hair Studio to the family of businesses.

Penn Central Mall proudly welcomes A Avenue Hair Studio to the family of businesses. Co-owners Becky and Bill Miller originally opened their salon in 2012, but decided late last year they wanted to re-establish their business in the Mall. They wanted to be located closer to the downtown district. “We wanted to be more centrally […]

Vander Linden Hosts FFA Chapter

(DES MOINES) – Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) met with the Oskaloosa FFA Chapter at the Capitol this week. The students were in Des Moines to participate in FFA Day on the Hill. They met with legislators and toured the historic capitol building. Pictured here are Rep. Vander Linden and the Oskaloosa FFA Chapter.


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