Archive for: January, 2018

Reiter Heading To Independence

Oskaloosa Schools Superintendent Russ Reiter (file photo)

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- Oskaloosa schools will soon need to begin a search for a new superintendent. According to a press release from the Independence Community School District, Oskaloosa Schools Superintendent Russ Reiter has accepted the open superintendent position in Independence. The Independence School Board had met earlier Monday evening to discuss the three […]

OPD Needs Help Identifying An Individual

The Oskaloosa Police Department is asking for your help in identifying this person.

An Oskaloosa Police Department Press Release Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person who walked into TruBank on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. At approximately 3:28 p.m. a male subject entered TruBank located at 302 South Market in Oskaloosa. The male subject presented an envelope to […]

Roberta L. Martin

Roberta L. Martin March 5, 1947 – January 30, 2018 Pella, Iowa | Age 70 Roberta L. Martin, 70, of rural Pella, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the MHP Hospital in Oskaloosa. She was born March 5, 1947, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the daughter of Robert Wesley and Josie Bell Halliburton Johnson. Roberta attended school […]

William Penn Upended by Dutch

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Pella–The Statesmen wrestling team picked up a pair of upper-weight victories, but struggled the remainder of the night in a 42-6 non-conference dual meet loss to Central Tuesday. WPU (2-9) fell in the first seven matches of the evening to the Dutch (4-4), finally getting on the board at 184 pounds when […]

Statesmen Now Unanimous #1

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn men’s basketball team extended its winning streak, and in doing so strengthened its hold on the top spot as the fourth NAIA Division I poll was released Tuesday. WPU (20-1, 10-1 Heart), which has won nine games in a row, is the coaches’ unanimous pick for #1 with 219 […]

Cheer and Dance Teams to Host Mini Statesmen Clinic

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn University Cheer and Dance teams will be hosting a Mini Statesmen Clinic on Saturday, February 17. The clinic is for all students ages 4-12 (grades preschool-6th) and will be held from 9 AM-Noon in the Penn Activity Center. Attendees will learn various chants, stunts, and a dance to perform […]

WPU Pep Band to Again Play at Men’s Basketball Nationals

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn University Pep Band will once again be attending and playing at the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championships in Kansas City, Mo. This will mark the fifth time in the past six years that the pep band has traveled to the Championships to support the powerhouse Statesmen men’s […]

DCG JV Tournament Results for Oskaloosa

Wrestlers Bracket 10 Jason Garrett’s place is 3rd and has scored 9.00 team points. Round 1 – Mason Ward (Norwalk) won by fall over Jason Garrett (Oskaloosa) (Fall 1:12) Round 2 – Jason Garrett (Oskaloosa) won by fall over Ryan Wendl (Kuemper Catholic) (Fall 2:38) Round 3 – Nathan Royer (Adel-Desoto-Minburn) won by fall over […]

Oskaloosa Superintendent Leaving For New Job

Oskaloosa Schools Superintendent Russ Reiter (file photo)

An Independence Community School District Press Release ICSD Announces New Superintendent January 31, 2018 January 31, 2018, (Independence) The Independence Community School District is pleased to announce that Russell Reiter has been hired as the new superintendent beginning his duties on July 1, 2018. Mr. Reiter emerged as the best fit after a thorough hiring […]

Local Union Finds Way Of Giving Back

Machinists Lodge 1498 wanted to help the community, and has agreed to clear the snow from approximately 27 fire hydrants.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – When firefighters roll onto the scene of a structure fire, seconds count, and finding and clearing a fire hydrant can cost valuable time. Jeff Elliott works at Clow Valve Company in Oskaloosa. He along with several of his co-workers in the local union were looking for a way to give back to […]


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