Archive for: October, 2015

New Central QBs spark comeback football win

INDIANOLA — Central College was looking for a quarterback. The Dutch found two. Injured starter Riley Gray (junior, Waukee, West Des Moines HS) had to stay on the sidelines so coach Jeff McMartin turned to the tandem of freshman Nate Boland (Iowa City, West HS) and versatile sophomore Kohle Helle (Guttenberg, Clayton Ridge HS). They […]

Letter To The Editor: It’s that time of year … time to play a role in your community’s future.

Oskaloosa News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. It’s easy to ignore elections when it is not a Presidential Election year. It’s easy to ignore going to the polls and casting your vote for any number of reasons, but I respectfully request you […]

Pauline Elizabeth Playle-Ell

Pauline Elizabeth Playle-Ell February 3, 1924 – October 29, 2015 Montezuma, Iowa | Age 91 Pauline Playle-Ell, 91, of Montezuma died Thursday, October 29, 2015 at her rural Montezuma home. Pauline Elizabeth Playle-Ell, daughter of Harley and Ethel Martin Johnson, was born on February 3, 1924 at her parents’ farm home. Pauline attended country school […]

Statesmen Drop Season Opener to Ranked Briar Cliff

Oskaloosa–The new-look William Penn men’s basketball team should have a lot of fun nights this winter, but Thursday was not one of them as it lost its season opener 97-65 to NAIA Division II #9 Briar Cliff. WPU (0-1) appeared ready to play at a fast pace and above the rim, but the Chargers (1-0) […]

WPU Falls to #7 Briar Cliff in Scott’s Coaching Debut

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen women’s basketball team slowed down NAIA Division II #7 Briar Cliff, but could not find enough offense for a huge upset in a 63-46 season-opening setback Thursday. After a rough start that saw the home crew fall behind 8-0 and then 12-1, WPU (0-1) climbed its way back into it to tie the […]

Statesmen Battle to End Against Defending National Champions

Oskaloosa–The William Penn women’s basketball team gave the defending NAIA Division II national champions much more than they probably wanted or expected Friday, but unfortunately too many turnovers allowed Morningside to stave off the upset in a 94-82 non-conference matchup. WPU (0-2) led 41-40 at halftime and was tied 62-62 after three 10-minute quarters, but […]

Alexander’s 40-Point Night Leads WPU to First Win

Oskaloosa–Dondre Alexander (Jr., Iowa City, Iowa) had a jaw-dropping 40-point effort Friday as the Statesmen men’s basketball team claimed its first victory of the year and avenged last year’s loss in a 91-77 non-conference win over Morningside. Alexander was 14-for-22 from the field (9-for-15 3-PT), including scoring 28 points (6 3-PT) by halftime. At one […]

Mary Beal

Mary Beal September 6, 1945 – October 28, 2015 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 70 Mary L. Beal, 70, of Oskaloosa died Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. She was born Thursday, September 6, 1945, in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Gilbert and Lena Kaluzne Pefferman. Mary graduated from […]

Phyllis Ann Sheetz

Phyllis Ann Sheetz December 9, 1934 – October 28, 2015 Montezuma, Iowa | Age 80 Phyllis Sheetz, 80, of Montezuma died Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Montezuma Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am on Monday November 2, 2015 at the Montezuma United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin Monday morning […]


Oskaloosa, Iowa October 28, 2015 The Oskaloosa Band Booster Annual Fruit and Nut sale begins Wednesday, October 28, 2015. This year, students in grades 7-12 will be selling a variety of items and delivery date for all orders is Saturday, December 5, 2015. The students are selling eight different fruit packages with apples, oranges, grapefruit […]


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