Archive for: May, 2017

Quartet Collect Scholar-Athlete Honors

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Four members of the William Penn track and field teams were honored for their excellence in the classroom as they were named 2016-2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes Friday. Zack Johnson (Jr., Decatur, Ill., Mechanical Engineering), who was also honored in cross country in the fall, led the Statesmen with a 4.00 Grade Point Average entering the spring. […]

Scholar-Athlete Award Given to LaMotte

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Molly LaMotte (Sr., Enumclaw, Wash., Exercise Science) was honored for her excellence in the classroom as she was named a 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar-Athlete Wednesday. LaMotte owned a 3.67 Grade Point Average entering this spring. The award is the first of her career. She is among 395 softball athletes from within the NAIA to be […]


DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “Farmers continue to make planting progress as conditions allow. Corn planted has now reached 97% complete and soybeans are […]

Mary P. Richardson

Mary P. Richardson March 5, 1921 – May 29, 2017 Sigourney (Packwood), Iowa | Age 96 Mary Pearl Richardson, 96, of Sigourney and formerly of Packwood, died Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Manor House in Sigourney. She was born Monday, March 5, 1921, in Linby, Iowa, the daughter of Alonzo and Maggie Linder Brown. […]

GRASP of William Penn University to hold Cultural Workshop

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – On Saturday, June 24, the Global Relationships and Awareness Student Program (GRASP) will hold a cultural workshop in room 207 of the Penn Activity Center (PAC). The workshop, which will go from 1 – 4 p.m. on the Oskaloosa campus, is an opportunity to network with members of the Oskaloosa community who […]

Traditional Memorial Day Service Continues On

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The traditional Memorial Day service at Forest Cemetery took place on Monday morning, starting at 10 a.m. Veterans and their supporters took part in the parade that goes from the American Legion Post on High Avenue to the cemetery. This year was a small diversion to the traditional route down High Avenue, […]

Maxine Lewis

Maxine Lewis November 22, 1926 – May 28, 2017 Beacon, Iowa | Age 90 Maxine Lewis, 90, of Beacon Iowa died Sunday, May 28, 2017, at the Serenity Hospice in Oregon, Illinois. She was born on November 22, 1926, in The Round Prairie Township of Jefferson County Iowa, the daughter of Alpha William Parris and […]

Oskaloosa Summer Lunch Program Gets Underway

Oskaloosa, Iowa – During the school year, most students can count on getting at least one meal a day; but when summer comes, some live in homes where a lack of food is a reality. The United Way of Mahaska County is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service […]

Ranked Indians Go 5-1 in Opening Week

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian baseball team got the 2017 season off to a spectacular start. The Indians, who went 24-11 last summer, have earned the preseason ranking of #7 in Class 3A, and are on a mission to prove that is more than deserving. Oskaloosa (5-1) began its summer by sweeping Knoxville Tuesday, […]

Defending State Champs Roll to 5-0 Opening Week

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian softball team is out to prove last year was only the beginning, coming out of the 2017 gate on a tear by winning in its five games. The defending state champion and top-ranked team in Class 4A was on the road all week, but easily went 5-0 and outscored […]


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