Archive for: June, 2015

Through the generosity of a Cedar Rapids dealership, SHARE Iowa receives a much needed gift

The sun is coming up and it is 5:00 am one May Saturday morning. The SHARE Iowa warehouse is in full-swing. Trucks are being loaded with food packages to go out to over 3,000 households. Three people work diligently, making sure that each truck is loaded and ready to make deliveries. Then it happened…that dreaded […]

Patriotic City Band Concert Planned

The Oskaloosa City Band will perform on the bandstand Thursday night at 8 p.m. This week’s program includes patriotic marches along with music that honors those who are serving and have served our country. Soloist, Andrea Dursky, will be joining the band this week for several songs. Each week, local businesses provide complimentary refreshments, including: […]

Family Receives Keys To Habitat for Humanity Home

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska County Habitat for Humanity celebrated the construction of its 20th home at a dedication ceremony on Sunday, June 28th. Josh & Stephanie Evans, along with their son and daughter, accepted the keys to their new home at 1004 Mabel Street. “Thank you very much. Thanks for everybody’s help. We appreciate it,” […]

Christian Recording Artist Tim Timmons To Perform On Oskaloosa Square

Saturday, July 11th national Christian recording artist Tim Timmons will be performing a free concert on the Oskaloosa Square. In addition to the performance by Tim Timmons five local bands will be performing (featuring groups from Oskaloosa Friends, First Assembly of God, Vital Life, Fellowship Bible, and Central Reformed), There will also be a free […]

Cole Nilson Talks About Recovery And The Outpouring Of Support

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The sun was making itself known Saturday, as friends, family and community members found their way out to the 2nd Annual Cole Nilson Benefit Shoot. The Izaak Walton League hosted the shoot at their facility, while Cole’s brother Ross hosted the auction items and food. Cole broke his neck in an accident […]

Huckabee Swings By Pella For Town Hall Style Meeting

Pella, Iowa- Marion County Republicans held a candidate forum Thursday night at the Central College campus. Representatives for several of the Republican Presidential Candidates were on hand to give caucus style 3-5 minute speeches to the attendees, advocating for why attendees support their respective candidates. Also on hand was Mike Huckabee, who gave a 15 minute […]

Jailer Honored For 10 Years of Service

Oskaloosa, Iowa – After serving as a jailer for Mahaska County the past 10 years, Mark Casey resigned to pursue a career in the private sector. Pictured here is Chief Jailer Larry Septer (left) with Casey (right)    

Indians Suffer Second Loss To Ranked Team

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mother Nature has been playing havoc on softball and baseball games around the area for a little over a week. With a soaked home field, the Indians softball squad moved their home game against a very good Dallas Center-Grimes to the Lacey Recreation Complex. “I thought the kids battled. I thought we […]

Central grad Brondyke 7th in U.S. decathlon

EUGENE, ORE. — Kurtis Brondyke, a 2011 Central College graduate and former NCAA Division III champion for the Dutch, finished seventh in the decathlon in a field of Olympic hopefuls at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field Friday. Brondyke finished with 7,475 points. Nike-sponsored Trey Hardee was the runaway winner with […]

Babe Ruth Hosts Districts at Lacey Complex

The Babe Ruth championship game of an nine game, season-ending tournament had Oskaloosa Gray pulling second place and Albia taking the win. Battles between Oskaloosa Maroon, Oskaloosa Gray, Pella Red, Pella Blue, and Albia Royals kept the Kentfield Babe Ruth field at the Lacey Complex busy all weekend and beyond. With a rainout of the […]


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