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Highest cross country ranking ever for Central

Central College

PELLA — Coming off the most successful season in school history, the Central College men’s cross country team opens 2014 with its loftiest perch in the USTFCCCA preseason Division III rankings. The Dutch are ranked No. 5, a notch better than their sixth-place finish at last year’s NCAA Division III championships in Hanover, Ind. Central […]

World Suicide Prevention Day Memorial Walk to be held in Oskaloosa

William Penn University Safe

SAFE (Students Advocating for Equality), a new organization at William Penn University this fall, will be holding a memorial walk on Wednesday, September 10th in observance of World Suicide Prevention Day. Oskaloosa, IA— September 10, 2014 – SAFE (Students Advocating for Equality), a new organization at William Penn University this fall, will be holding a […]

Students volunteers to clean Lake Red Rock

Students volunteer to clean Lake Red Rock (submitted photo)

PELLA — Central College will host its first volunteer event of the year Sept. 6 at Lake Red Rock. Students will gather trash, plant trees and collect prairie seed to help the Red Rock Lake Association. This service project is held each year, with different tasks based on the Association’s needs. The event gives Central […]


Mahaska County Conservation Board

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:00 pm at Pond 1 – Russell Wildlife Area NEW PROGRAM for all ages! Come out to the Russell Wildlife Area on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:00 pm to learn about paddleboarding. We will meet at Pond 1 (located just west of the conservation center on 200th St) to learn about […]

Hypertuffa workshop

Iowa State University Extension

The Master Gardeners are hosting a workshop on making hypertuffa containers Thursday, September 18, 2014; 6-8 pm. At this workshop we will form a rustic garden container utilizing Portland cement and perlite. The workshop will be held at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds (701 South I Street). All needed materials will be provided. Please wear old […]

McDouble Trouble Finds No Evidence Employee Tainted Burger

Osky News

On April 26, 2014, at approximately 9:22 p.m., the Ottumwa Police Department responded to South McDonald’s, located at 222 Richmond, Ottumwa, IA. Upon arrival, Cory Long and Brittany Songer reported to police that an order that they received at the business appeared to have an additional substance contained on the order. Ottumwa Police seized the […]

Business After Hours at Oskaloosa Art Center

Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group

The Diplomats of the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group would like to invite Chamber members and friends of the arts to the next Business After Hours to be hosted by the Fine Arts and Cultural Events (FACE) of Mahaska County. It will be held Thursday, Sept. 11 from 4 – 6 pm at the […]

Norma J. Welbourn

Norma J. Welbourn

Norma J. Welbourn February 22, 1933 – August 29, 2014 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 81 Norma J. Welbourn, 81, of Oskaloosa, died Friday, August 29, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. She was born February 22, 1933, in Mason City, Iowa, the daughter of George Dewey and Ruth Hanson Harris. […]

Anna Marie De Bruin

Anna Marie De Bruin

Anna Marie De Bruin June 19, 1918 – August 29, 2014 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 96 Anna De Bruin, 96, a resident of Northern Mahaska Nursing and Rehab Center of Oskaloosa, IA died Friday, August 29, 2014. Anna Marie De Bruin was born, June 19, 1918, to Peter & Nellie Klein Van Gilst near Pella, […]

WPU Rallies for Season-Opening ‘W’

Andrew Valett celebrates his first goal in the navy and gold

Oskaloosa–It was a great start to the 2014 season for the Statesmen men’s soccer team as it defeated Central Methodist (Mo.) 2-1 in non-conference play Tuesday. William Penn (1-0) held a slight 12-10 advantage in shots in a showdown that featured 42 fouls and nine cards (eight yellows, one red). After a scoreless first period, […]

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