Archive for: January, 2017

Curta Named Performer of the Week

Grinnell College Athletics

GRINNELL, Iowa – Grinnell College’s Vinny Curta led the Pioneers to wins against Cornell College and Lawrence University last week and has been named the Midwest Conference (MWC) Performer of the Week. Curta averaged 29.0 points a contest and came up with 12 assists and six steals last week as Grinnell improved to 8-4 in […]

Williams Pours in 18 Off Bench, WPU Fails to Complete Season Sweep of GVU

William Penn University Athletics

Des Moines–Keshunda Williams (Fr., Chicago, Ill., Business Management) performed well beyond her years and nearly single-handedly willed the William Penn women’s basketball team to victory, but in the end rival Grand View was too much as WPU fell 65-57 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play Monday. William Penn (13-8, 11-6 Heart) did not go […]

Cold Shooting Snaps Statesmen Winning Streak

William Penn University Athletics

Des Moines–The William Penn men’s basketball team did a tremendous job on the offensive glass to stay within striking distance Monday, but simply could not get the ball through the hoop as it dropped a top-20 matchup to rival and #17 Grand View 81-76 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action. The loss ends the […]


Creating communities of healthy, happy, and hope-filled people Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy’s vision is to create communities of healthy, happy, and hope-filled people. In 2016, Kinetic Edge worked harder than ever to go after this vision. Their hard work paid off, as 2016 was a year of rapid growth for their business. Kinetic Edge knows […]

Vera Wymore

Vera Wymore October 5, 1926 – January 29, 2017 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 90 Vera Wymore, 90, of Oskaloosa, died Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa. She was born October 5, 1926, in Mahaska County the daughter of Elmer Clifford and Lola Belle Harvey Batey. Vera graduated from Lacey High […]

Kenric Van Wyk

Kenric Van Wyk April 18, 1966 – January 29, 2017 Grand Rapids, Michigan | Age 50 Kenric Dale Van Wyk, 50, of Grand Rapids, Michigan (previously Pella, Iowa) went home to his Lord on January 29, 2017 at Spectrum Health, in Grand Rapids. Kenric was born quickly one morning as a big, bouncing boy to […]

Chili Cook-off Ends In Clean Sweep

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There was little doubt, Kory Wright from The Brickhouse Cafe was the hands down winner of the best chili at the Mahaska Wellness Coalition Chili Cook Off on Friday night at the Penn Activity Center on the campus of William Penn University. The Mahaska Wellness Coalition is a group of community members […]

Maxine Lois Chamra

Maxine Lois Chamra December 20, 1920 – January 28, 2017 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 96 Maxine Lois Chamra, 96, of Oskaloosa, died Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa. She was born Monday, December 20, 1920, in Rose Hill, the daughter of Hugh Ferrell and Golda Isabelle Hackley Moore. Maxine graduated […]

John Jackson

John Jackson June 9, 1961 – January 28, 2017 Oskaloosa ( Des Moines), Iowa | Age 55 John D. Jackson, 55, of Oskaloosa formerly of Des Moines, Iowa, Nashville, Tennessee, and Columbia, Missouri passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017, at his home in Oskaloosa. John Douglas Jackson was born in Springfield, Illinois, June 9, 1961, […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Explains Whooping Cough

MAHASKA COUNTY – Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, can cause serious illness in people of all ages, but can be especially dangerous for infants under one year of age. “Whooping cough usually starts off looking like a cold with a mild cough or fever,” Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health Nurse Patty Malloy, RN, explained. […]


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