Archive for: August, 2017

CERT Team Continues To Train To Serve

Mahaska County Deputy Brent DeRonde (left) talks about the driving course CERT members will navigate.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Where and how do you place your emergency vehicle at the scene, or when do you use your emergency lights? These are among the many different questions that were answered for the Mahaska County CERT team this week at a training event at the Oskaloosa Airport. Josh Stevens is the Mahaska County […]

Eagles Best Indians In Little Hawkeye Opener

The Oskaloosa Volleyball team traveled to Pella Christian to open Little Hawkeye Conference action on Tuesday night. The match was a tall test for the Indians against the #10 team in Class 2A, with the Eagles winning 25-23, 25-22, 25-15. I thought we played well in spurts; I saw a lot of fight in this […]

William Penn Athletics Reaching Out To Texas

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The word spread after University of Houston men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson made the call for fresh, clean clothing, and athletic departments around the country have been stepping up to the challenge. Locally, William Penn University answered the call in a big way. Nik Rule, William Penn Athletic Director, spoke with Oskaloosa […]

Early Childhood and Recreation Center On Track Again

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

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The future of early childhood development and recreation has been working forward to plan its future after Mahaska County rural voters decided not to participate financially in the project. The project scope is a 60,000 square foot facility that would include a gymnasium, wellness, aquatics, and childcare. The cost of the project […]

Oskaloosa High School Renovation Project Moving Forward

Oskaloosa Community School Board

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board met on Monday, August 28th to go over plans for the upcoming gymnasium renovation project. The project is estimated to cost 1.8 million dollars to complete, and would include new insulation, updating the heating system and adding air conditioning to the facility. With the remodel, the gym will […]

Statesmen Fall to Peru State in Four Sets

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Peru, Neb.–The William Penn volleyball team started hot, but could not maintain that strong play in a 3-1 loss to Peru State in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Tuesday. The Statesmen (2-6, 0-2 Heart) lost by scores of 25-20, 23-25, 14-25, 18-25. WPU bolted out to a 12-3 advantage and held […]

Early Goals Lead to Road Victory

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Forest City–The Statesmen men’s soccer team bombarded Waldorf with two goals in the first nine minutes of play Tuesday and held on to claim the 2-0 non-conference victory. William Penn (1-0-1) earned the shutout despite being outshot 24-9, including facing a 16-5 shot deficit in the second half. Diego Navarro (Fr., Madrid, […]

Statesmen 2-0 for First Time Since 2003

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Forest City–Raunice Butler (Jr., Nassau, Bahamas, Physical Education) took advantage of a huge penalty to lift the William Penn women’s soccer team to a 2-1 overtime victory over non-conference foe Waldorf Tuesday. The Statesmen have now won back-to-back games to start the year for the first time since 2003 (4-0 start); the […]

Rockets Win First Conference Matchup

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets

What a GREAT 1st Conference Win. We came ready to play. Our serving was tough and we did better at bettering the ball on free ball situations. Hitters executed well tonight. I am proud of how well we controlled the match. We didn’t let down at any time. We still have a lot of growing […]

Indian Hills Performing Survey

Indian Hills

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College is ready to begin a comprehensive survey of its constituents to try and find out what they think about a variety of topics related to the college. The survey, which will be conducted by Patron Insights, Inc., a Kansas City-based market research organization, will start shortly after Labor Day […]


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