Archive for: July, 2018

James Edward Peden

James Edward Peden November 5, 1940 – July 29, 2018 Fremont, Iowa | Age 77 James Edward Peden, Jr. 77, of Fremont died Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. He was born Tuesday, November 5, 1940, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of James Edward and Anna Margaret Orman Peden, […]

WPU Third in Coaches Poll

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–Heavy-hitting battles are expected every Saturday as the Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ polls were released Monday. WPU (7-4 last year, 3-2 North) received 43 points and one first-place vote to sit in third place out six programs in the North Division. Defending champion Grand View again heads the North, […]

Tucker Wins Oskaloosa City Tournament

Edmundson & Harvest Point (left) with winner Spencer Tucker (right). (submitted photo)

2018 Oskaloosa City Tournament results from 36 holes par 140 July 21-22 Championship Flight – Blue Tees 1. Spencer Tucker 135 $100.00 2. Cody Major 142 $85.00 3. Freddie Lunsdgaard 145 $75.00 4. Clay Tucker 146 $65.00 5. Bret Foster 149 $55.00 6. Nik Rule 150 $45.00 First Flight 1. Paul Foster 144 $60.00 2. […]

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Marion County

Emergency personnel respond to Vermeer shortly after a tornado destroyed at least 2 buildings and many employee vehicles. (photo by Ginger Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Friday for Marion County in response to severe storms and tornadoes July 19 and continuing. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for […]

Kerry Madsen Prevails in All Stars Return to Knoxville!

Saturday's All Star winner Kerry Madsen is flanked by second place Sammy Swindell (L) and third place Chad Kemenah (R) (Chuck Stowe Image)

Clint Garner Tunes Up For 360 Nationals with Another Win by Bill Wright KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2018) – Kerry Madsen took home $5,000 for his charge from the seventh row to victory Saturday night at the Knoxville Raceway with the All Star Circuit of Champions on Weiler Night. It was the series first appearance […]

Indians Claim Numerous Postseason Awards

by Wade Steinlage A successful season warranted numerous accolades for the Oskaloosa Indian softball team. Following a 27-9 season in which OHS was ranked in the top 10 for most of it and finished second in the conference, the program collected 12 total laurels. The awards season began three weeks ago with seven Indians earning […]

Christopher Bell Makes History at Iowa Speedway

hristopher Bell’s Casey’s General Store’s Victory Lane celebration (Photo Credit: Jennifer Coleman Photography)

Bell becomes the first full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series driver to win three straight races since Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 1999 NEWTON, Iowa (July 28, 2018) – Christopher Bell earned a victory in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series U.S. Cellular 250 presented by The Rasmussen Group at Iowa Speedway, becoming the first Xfinity regular since Dale Earnhardt […]

Planting New Roots At The Nelson Pioneer Farm

Steve Gallagher, great-great-grandson of Daniel Nelson, celebrated his 80th Birthday on Saturday at the Nelson Pioneer Farm.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – What kind of birthday party would you like to throw? For Ohio resident Steve Gallagher, and direct descendant of Daniel Nelson, that party couldn’t happen anywhere else but on the grounds of the Nelson Pioneer Farm. On Saturday, the family celebrated Gallagher’s birthday, Gallagher was turning 80, and he is the great-great-grandson […]

Tyler Ankrum Wins the Casey’s General Store 150

Tyler Ankrum’s Casey’s General Store’s Victory Lane celebration (Photo Credit: Jennifer Coleman Photography)

Sadler and Roderick fastest in practice for the U.S. Cellular 250 presented by The Rasmussen Group NEWTON, Iowa (July 27, 2018) – After starting the day by being fastest in practice, Tyler Dippel continued to flex his muscles in qualifying. Dippel grabbed the Sukup “First in the Field” Award and led the field to green […]

Hunter Education Class

Wednesday, August 15 Thursday, August 16 Russell Wildlife Area 5:00 – 9:00 pm (both days) This course is free of charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required at Anyone born after January 1st, 1972 must attend a Hunter Education course before they are allowed to purchase an Iowa hunting license. Any person […]


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