Archive for: February, 2018

Statesmen Slip to Fourth in Latest Rating

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–Due to numerous other programs at the top of the national poll also losing during the past two weeks, the William Penn men’s basketball team only dropped one rung as the sixth NAIA Division I poll was released Tuesday. WPU (26-3, 16-3 Heart), which fell to Central Methodist last Saturday (3-1 since […]

Morrissey repeats as All-MWC Women’s Basketball First Teamer

Grinnell College Athletics

GRINNELL, Iowa – The honors keep pouring in for Kayla Morrissey ’18. Morrissey, a 5-10 forward from Burr Ridge, Ill. (Lyons Township North), earned a spot on the All-Midwest Conference Women’s Basketball First Team for the second year in a row. She is Grinnell’s first repeat selection to the elite squad since Hannah Wolf did […]

Unconventional Fruit and Nut Crops Speaker

Mahaska County Master Gardeners are hosting Tom Wahl on March 6. Tom Wahl and Kathy Dice operate Red Fern Farms, a family owned nursery and farm. It is the site of ongoing research on a variety of tree crops and forest farming systems. They raise and sell a variety of container grown tree seedlings well […]

Statesmen Hosting MNU in Heart Quarters

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn men’s basketball team will open Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament action Wednesday night as it hosts MidAmerica Nazarene in Penn Gymnasium. WPU (26-3) enters as the #1 overall seed and will face the #8-seeded Pioneers (16-14) in the quarterfinal round at 7 p.m. MNU, which was the South […]

Gov. Reynolds issues statement on Northey confirmation by U.S. Senate

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement on Tuesday on Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey’s confirmation by the U.S. Senate to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “Bill Northey is a talented, passionate, hard-working Iowan, and I am excited […]

Marvin Nunnikhoven

Marvin Nunnikhoven September 12, 1930 – February 27, 2018 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 87 Served With Honor ~ United States Military Veteran Marvin “Gene” Nunnikhoven, 87, of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018, under hospice care at the MHP Hospital. He was born September 12, 1930, one of seven sons born to Anthony and Bertha […]

Karol Leech

Karol Leech January 23, 1956 – February 27, 2018 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 62 Karol Sue Leech, 62, of Oskaloosa died Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at her home in Oskaloosa. She was born January 23, 1956, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of Eugene and Donna Breuklander Leech. Karol graduated from Oskaloosa High School with the class […]

John Rauch

John Rauch June 17, 1969 – February 27, 2018 Ottumwa, Iowa | Age 48 John Rauch, 48, of Ottumwa, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center in Ottumwa. John was born on Tuesday, June 17, 1969, in Oskaloosa, the son of Pat and Connie Boomershine Lefolette. John graduated from the Oskaloosa […]

Carrie Lynn Stein

Carrie Lynn Stein November 25, 1967 – February 26, 2018 Sigourney, Iowa | Age 50 Carrie Stein, 50, of Sigourney, died Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Sigourney Care Center. Carrie Lynn Stein was born November 25, 1967 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Lonnie Stein and Joan Malloy. At six months of age, Carrie […]

South Central Regional Airport Holds Organizational Meeting

Daniel Nugteren comments during the SCRAA meeting on Tuesday night.

Pella, Iowa – The South Central Regional Airport Agency (SCRAA) held their quarterly meeting on February 27th in the council chambers inside the Pella Public Safety Complex. During the public comment portion of the meeting, the agency heard from two interested individuals John Bandstra and Daniel Nugteren. A motion was made to accept the written […]


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