Archive for: May, 2018

Robinson Ends Career with Second Scholar-Athlete Award

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–Derek Robinson (Sr., Jenks, Okla.) was honored for his excellence in the classroom as he was named a 2017-2018 Daktronics-NAIA Men’s Track and Field Scholar-Athlete recently. Robinson, who claimed his second academic laurel, entered the spring semester with a 3.58 Grade Point Average in Communications. A total of 305 men’s track and […]

Springer Nets Scholar-Athlete Honor

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–Katie Springer (Jr., Riverside, Iowa) was honored for her excellence in the classroom as she was named a 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar-Athlete Wednesday. Springer, a first-time recipient, entered the spring semester with a 3.52 Grade Point Average in Psychology and Human Services. A total of 466 softball players from within the NAIA […]

Housley, McDaniel, Stanton, Carter and the Kids all win at Southern Iowa Speedway

10G Dustin Griffiths (Hedrick) took heat 3 of Hobby Stocks on Wednesday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway. (photo by Denis Currier/Oskaloosa News.)

by Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (May 30th, 2018) – Another week, another night of racing on the monster half mile, the Musco Lighting Southern Iowa Speedway presented by KBOE 104.9 FM. Thirty-Seven young race fans went home with a brand new bicycle to ride on Kids Night presented by Fifty-Five cars checked in to […]

IHCC Announces Academic Honor Roll for 2017-18 Spring Term

Indian Hills

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College has released the names of the students who were on the college’s academic Honor Roll for the 2017-18 Spring Term. To be included on the Honor Roll an IHCC student must be enrolled fulltime and have a grade point average for the term of 3.5 or higher on a […]

Central College Invites STEM Students to Campus

Central Dutch Athletics

Central College invites college-bound high school students with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields to visit the Central campus in Pella, Iowa, on Thursday, June 28 and/or Friday, June 29 for a get-acquainted session. The free event is a chance for students to meet Central’s faculty, tour the college’s state-of-the-art Vermeer […]

CoSIDA Academic All-District honors bestowed to four Central track athletes

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Four members of the Central College track and field program were awarded spots on the Google Cloud Division III Academic All-District 8 teams presented by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Tuesday morning. Kate Patton (senior, Murray) is the lone selection from the women’s team while Mark Fairley (senior, Dubuque), Ryan Kruse […]

Oskaloosa Teens March Against Bullying

By Hailey Brown (Oskaloosa, Iowa) – With handmade signs in tow, five area teens gathered at Penn Central Mall on Saturday to stand in solidarity against bullying. The “March Against Bullying” had originally been planned to take place on the Oskaloosa City Square and Bandstand, but with temperatures reaching over 95 degrees, the group made […]

Lyal “Shorty” LeClair Fox Sr.

Lyal “Shorty” LeClair Fox Sr. May 7, 1930 – May 28, 2018 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 88 Lyal “Shorty” Fox Sr., age 88, died on Monday, May 28th, 2018, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He was born May 7th, 1930, the son of Merwyn L. Sr. and Elizabeth Berto Fox in […]

Sweat And Tears Help Raise Funds For Avenue Of Flags

The Honor Guard was on hand at Oskaloosa OFC for the 'Murph" WOD challenge.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Crossfit OFC held their annual ‘Murph’ WOD Challenge on Memorial Day. This year, the challenge came with another challenge, to help raise $1000 dollars for the Avenue of Flags at Forest Cemetery. The local American Legion and VFW honor guard were on hand to open the challenge for the participants. […]

We Stop To Remember All Those Who Died For Us

Veterans march into Forest Cemetery on Monday, May 28th, 2018 for Memorial Day.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Many older Americans still call it by its original name, Decoration Day, a tradition that started after the Civil War. It’s that day we all stop, come together and remember those service men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. That day is now known as Memorial Day after […]


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