Archive for: April, 2016

Gary Harold Ferns

Gary Harold Ferns November 25, 1935 – April 29, 2016 What Cheer, Iowa | Age 80 Served With Honor ~ United States Military Veteran Gary Harold Ferns, 80, of What Cheer, died at home on Friday, April 29, 2016. Gary Harold Ferns was born near What Cheer, Iowa on November 25, 1935 the son of […]

Reseeding Pollinator Plot On Earth Day

On Earth Day (Friday April 22nd) members of the Oskaloosa High School Pheasants Forever and FFA Chapters took part in a reseeding of a Pollinator Plot on the Oskaloosa FFA’s School Farm. The plot was put in last spring by students in the Science and Agricultural classes and was funded through a grant by Pheasants […]

Chromebooks Replace Macbooks For Student Technology

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Technology in education is a key factor for student learning today. Pencils and paper and blackboards have been replaced by keyboards and touch screens. Nearly five years ago, the Oskaloosa High School began with 725 13-inch Macbooks, and now that initial crop is in need of replacement. Shari Hankins-Barnhart, Technology Director for […]

One Mahaska, Rural Residents for Better Roads disclose financials

A proposed early childhood development and recreation center would be located near the Lacey Complex and Oskaloosa Elementary School.

OSKALOOSA- Campaign reports for One Mahaska and Rural Residents for Better Roads were filed with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board late Thursday afternoon. Both organizations involved in next Tuesday’s Local Option Sales Tax vote reported several thousand dollars worth of activity. One Mahaska, which is advocating for the passage of Local Option Sales […]

Appeals court rejects Oskaloosa man’s drug conviction appeal

Mahaska County Courthouse

Court preserves ineffective assistance of counsel claim OSKALOOSA- The Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday unanimously rejected an appeal from an Oskaloosa man contending that his drug convictions should be thrown out because of ineffective assistance of counsel and also because his Fourth Amendment rights were violated. Jamal Clark was convicted of delivery of marijuana […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Tips for Potty Training

MAHASKA COUNTY – For parents, deciding when to potty train their child can be a difficult decision. As a father and doctor, MHP Family Practice and Obstetrics Physician Case Everett has some tips for parents looking to ditch the diapers for good. “There’s no magic age that indicates your child is ready for potty training,” […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Laboratory Services Upgrades Equipment

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership is continuously striving to improve services provided to the community. One way this is achieved is through the acquisition of newer, state-of-the-art technology. The latest additions, two Siemens Dimension EXL 200 and a Siemens Centaur XP Chemistry Analyzer, were recently installed in MHP Laboratory Services. Not only do these instruments […]

Letter To The Editor: What does our community look like ten years into the future?

Oskaloosa News

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts. I recently chose to run for city council. At this time in my life I don’t have any preconceived notions that I am going to change […]

Area Volunteers Honored

OSKALOOSA – Recently, three Oskaloosa area residents received awards for their outstanding work with the Oskaloosa Girl Scout organization. The three were recognized at separate Girl Scout events held in April. Receiving the Volunteer of Excellence Award were Jodie Sirovy of Oskaloosa, and April Molyneux of Rose Hill. Sirovy leads two troops, and oversees the […]

Former Board of Trustees Member to Give Commencement Address at William Penn University

Oskaloosa, IA— William Penn University’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 am in the Penn Activity Center (PAC) on the Oskaloosa campus. Doors will open at 8:00 am. This year’s speaker is former Board of Trustees Member, Jim Davis. Jim was born and raised on a farm his maternal grandparents […]


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