Archive for: April, 2017

Seddon Improves to ‘A’ Mark in Shot Put

William Penn University Athletics

Indianola–Derek Seddon (Sr., Knoxville, Iowa, Physical Education) posted one more automatic-qualifying mark as the William Penn track and field teams competed at the Simpson Kip Janvrin Open Thursday and Friday. Seddon, who had already met the ‘A’ standard in the discus and hammer, added the shot put to that list (was previously at the ‘B’ […]

Harris Claims Title At Drake Relays

The Drake Relays are one of the most historic track and field events in the nation, and Oskaloosa has it’s first male Drake Relays Champion in J’Von Harris. J’Von cleared 6′ 9″ to leap past the remaining four jumpers to win the Drake Relays High School division high jump. Jack Moore also competed in the […]

Color Me United 5K A Success

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- Rain did not deter the large group of Oskaloosa residents who came out to support the United Way’s second annual Color Me United 5K. Despite cold and rainy conditions, United Way Executive Director Amy Meyer noted that the run was largely a success this year. “We can’t seem to catch […]

Penn Football Standout To Get Opportunity With Green Bay

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The football field at the Lacey Complex feels more like a fall day when football is in the air. For one William Penn University football player, the dream of going on past his college career took one more step closer towards reality. Antonio Brown was captain of the Statesmen for the past […]

Rita Ann Christner

Rita Ann Christner November 29, 1939 – April 29, 2017 What Cheer, Iowa | Age 77 Rita Christner, 77, of What Cheer died at home on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Rita Ann Christner was born November 29, 1939 in What Cheer, Iowa the daughter of Gene and Mildred Howard McKay. Rita was a 1958 graduate of […]

Building Relationships For A Stronger Mahaska Community

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors held a work session with the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development group this past week. The purpose of the meeting was to find ways in which the two entities could find more common ground to better grow and serve the region. Mahaska County Supervisor ‘Willie’ Van […]

Central closes out Drake Relays

DES MOINES — Another cold and rainy day at the Drake Relays produced positive results for the Central College men’s track and field squad. Of Central’s three Saturday entries, only Logan Mulford (senior, Mount Pleasant) was fortunate enough to have his event moved inside. The high jump was held inside Drake’s fieldhouse, where Mulford equaled […]

Two tough losses for Central baseball team

WAVERLY — On a cold, dreary day the Central College baseball team dropped a pair of games to Iowa Conference leader Wartburg College 3-1 in 10 innings and 2-1 seven innings Saturday. Originally, a three-game home series against the Knights (25-10 overall, 16-3 conference) had its doubleheader moved to Waverly due to forecasted weather with […]

Offense Explodes as WPU Sweeps Graceland

William Penn University Athletics

Lamoni–The Statesmen softball team made it abundantly clear Thursday that it wants a chance at a postseason run as William Penn swept Graceland in a Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader. WPU (24-29, 12-22 Heart) won by scores of 11-7 and 13-4. The navy and gold, who have just four games left on their slate, […]

School Board Approves New Tentative Agreement With Teachers

Oskaloosa Community School Board

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board approved a new tentative agreement and master contract amendments with the teachers at Oskaloosa Community School District this past week. Oskaloosa School District Superintendent Russ Reiter said that “technically now” salaries are the remaining portion of the contract the union has to negotiate. The board was provided with […]


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