Archive for: February, 2017

Cornie J. Spoelstra

Cornie J. Spoelstra September 4, 1929 – February 27, 2017 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 87 Cornielus “Cornie” Junior Spoelstra, 87, of Oskaloosa, died Monday, February 27, 2017, at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa. He was born Wednesday, September 4, 1929, in Peoria, Iowa, the oldest son of Henry and Jacoba “Cobie” Van Hal Spoelstra. […]

The Heartland Marimba Quartet To Present Special Performance

Indian Hills

OTTUMWA — The Heartland Marimba Quartet, an ensemble of four dynamic solo performers, will present a special performance on Thursday, Mar. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in St. John Auditorium on the Indian Hills Ottumwa Campus. The performance is free and open to the public. The Heartland Marimba Quartet (HMQ) is an exciting initiative of the […]

Phillips on Heart’s First Team, Nwagbaraocha on Second Squad

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Two William Penn cagers returned to the postseason honors list as the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference women’s basketball teams were announced by the league office Monday. Alyssa Phillips (Sr., Gurnee, Ill., Communications) was named to the first team, while Vashti Nwagbaraocha (So., Milwaukee, Wis., Exercise Science) earned a second-team laurel. The award is the […]

Jones’ POY & NOY Awards Top Extensive List of All-Heart Winners

Oskaloosa–Torren Jones (Sr., Chandler, Ariz., Sociology) was the best player on the hardwood a majority of the time this winter and he was rewarded for his domination as the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference men’s basketball teams were announced by the league office Monday. Jones was named the Heart’s Player of the Year and Newcomer […]

Two Area Students Receive Outstanding Musicianship Awards

Indian Hills

OTTUMWA — Two area students received Outstanding Musicianship Awards at the recent Indian Hills Community College JazzFest. Jac Munson of the North Mahaska jazz band, a drummer, was judged the best musician among the Class 1A schools who competed. Alan Carmichael of the Oskaloosa Jazz Lab, on the vibraphone, won the top individual award for […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Scholarships

MAHASKA COUNTY – Applications for college scholarships from Mahaska Health Partnership are available to high school seniors pursuing a career in a health-related field. The deadline for submitting applications is April 10. Three students chosen by the MHP Board of Trustees will be awarded $500 scholarships. Applicants must be attending North Mahaska, Eddyville-Blakesburg or Oskaloosa […]

Oskaloosa Police File Child Endangerment Charges

Oskaloosa Police Department (file photo)

On Saturday February 25th 2017 at approximately 4:56 p.m. Oskaloosa Police officers responded to the Mahaska Health Partnership Emergency Room in reference a possible child abuse incident. After arrival, officers were informed that a female identified as 31 year old Alicia Nichoel Boyd-Reynolds of Oskaloosa had taken her 3 year old child to the Emergency […]

100+ Men on a Mission – Red Rock presented a check for $4,300 to Christian Opportunity Center

100+ Men on a Mission – Red Rock presented a check for $4,300 to Christian Opportunity Center as a result of its January quarterly meeting. COC will use the donation to increase its community-based employment efforts, as sheltered employment will end in May 2018 as a result of a state decision to eliminate the program’s […]

Winter Open a Success for United Way

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Having to compete against the regular golf course isn’t something one would have expected for the annual Oskaloosa Winter Open. For Mahaska County United Way, this was their first year of hosting the annual event, which had previously been under the YMCA’s direction for the first 5 years. The move to the […]

Hazel Leona Allen

Hazel Leona Allen December 7, 1931 – February 25, 2017 New Sharon, Iowa | Age 85 Hazel Allen, 85 of New Sharon passed away Saturday morning, February 25, 2017 at the Ottumwa Hospice House in Ottumwa. Hazel Leona Allen, the daughter of Clarence and Venafrum (Horn) Cutshall, was born December 7, 1931 in Madison County, […]


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