Archive for: April, 2015

Vander Linden Capitol Update for April 30

Property Tax Reform’s Impact on School Funding The latest narrative being built is that the commercial property tax reform bill approved in 2013 is strangling school districts by reducing the amount of property tax revenue they receive. This argument is not supported by facts. According to the non-partisan LSA, the 2013 bill did several things: […]

Carter Wins Photo Finish on KBOE Radio Night

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (April 29th, 2015) – A Picture perfect Wednesday Night at the Southern Iowa Speedway with it being a beautiful all night long. 72 cars signed in on KBOE Radio Night and the fans were not disappointed as there was some exciting finishes. First feature of the night was Budweiser IMCA […]

Vander Linden Votes for Tuition Freeze

(DES MOINES) – Thursday, Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) voted to freeze tuition for in-state students at Iowa’s three Regents institutions. In 2013, the Iowa Board of Regents instituted the Transparent, Inclusive Efficient Review (TIER) program at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa. This program was designed to […]

EBF Faces Tough Field At Pella


EBF Girl’s Track and Field Track Meet Date: 30-Apr-15 Location: Pella Team Scores:  Pekin 195, LS 123, NM 101, EBF 97, PC 61, Twin Cedars 7 EVENT RUNNER TIME RUNNER TIME RUNNER RUNNER TIME 3000 Emily Flaig 13:18.92(3)     4 x 800               Shuttle  Hurdle Sadie Baugher   […]

Statesmen 20th Going into National Championships

Oskaloosa–The William Penn women’s golf team will enter nationals at #20 as the NAIA’s final top-25 poll was released Thursday. The Statesmen received 207 points and are the only representatives from the Midwest Collegiate Conference in the rating. The top five is unchanged with Northwood (Fla.) still #1 with 498 points and 17 first-place votes. […]

WPU Rallies to Stay Alive in 2015

Oskaloosa–Advancing is the name of the game at this time of the year and the Statesmen softball team found a way to do just that with a 9-8 win over #6 seed Mount Mercy in the first round of the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament Thursday. #3 seed William Penn (22-28) rallied with five runs in […]

William Penn Students Share Their Research In Symposium

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The school year is coming to a close at William Penn University, so the upper classmen students took an opportunity on Tuesday to present their findings at the Annual Senior Research and Creative Arts Symposium. Students showcased their research from 9:45 until 1:30 inside the Penn Activity Center. Many academic divisions were […]

E911 Board Agrees To Explore Possible Merger

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The E911 Board met Tuesday night at the Mahaska County Courthouse to discuss a proposal from Mahaska County Emergency Managment (MCEM). That proposal was to explore the possibility of consolidation and/or shared management of the two organizations. The E911 Board voted in favor of continued exploration, and agreed to MCEM’s proposal to […]

Letter To The Editor: Frustration, Future, & Priorities

Oskaloosa News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. As many of you know Oskaloosa is now a welfare town. 1 in 4 people, or 25% as defined by the 10-15 transit study, makes under $13,000 per year (the state average is 12.5%), over […]

WPU Fourth at League Tourney

Riverside–The Statesmen men’s golf team improved after each round to tally its highest league finish in five years at the Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships Tuesday and Wednesday. William Penn placed fourth out of seven teams with a three-round score of 895 (306-299-290) at the par-72 Blue Top Ridge Golf Course. #10 Grand View won the […]


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