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Phyllis Darlene Ver Steeg

Phyllis Darlene Ver Steeg

Phyllis Darlene Ver Steeg March 3, 1928 – April 15, 2015 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 87 Phyllis Ver Steeg, 87, of Oskaloosa passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa. Phyllis Darlene Ver Steeg, daughter of John and Mary (Dye) Brandenhorst, was born March 3, 1928, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Phyllis was […]

Thrasher Wins Again on Pro Line Building Night

Southern Iowa Speedway racing action for April 15, 2015 (photo by Denis Currier/Oskaloosa News)

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (April 15th, 2015) – After Mother Nature took Drivers Get In Free Night a week ago, they got their chance on Wednesday Night as it was Pro Line Building Company Night at the races. 85 race teams checked in to tame the big half mile. First feature of the night […]

Marjorie “Midge” Jean Tiefenthal

Marjorie Midge Jean Tiefenthal

Marjorie “Midge” Jean Tiefenthal November 16, 1923 – April 14, 2015 Pella (New Sharon), Iowa | Age 91 Marjorie “Midge” Tiefenthal, 91 of Pella and formerly of New Sharon and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, passed away Tuesday evening, April 14, 2015 at The Cottages of Pella. Marjorie Jean Tiefenthal, the daughter of Irl Dale […]

Lady Indians Face Tough Competition In Ottumwa

Oskaloosa Indians

Oskaloosa Girls Coach Betsy Luck said, “Some tough competition tonight at Ottumwa. Our girls ran on some tired legs from our long stretch of meets. I was proud of their efforts.” Place Event Name(s) Time/ Distance PR/ SB 1 400 m Brey Hill 1:02.81 2 Long Jump Taylor Richardson 15-10 16-0 2 200 m Brey […]

Indians At Don Newell Classic In Ottumwa

Oskaloosa Indians

“Our kids continue to show toughness and competitiveness. We are proud of them!” Said Oskaloosa Boy Head Coach Mike Sterner. “Some late meet heroics helped the team set some new PRs and place well in those events. Great job of KiJana DeJong finishing on a bum hamstring, then Riley Coniglio, Austin Reed, and Tucker Nunnikhvoen […]

Oskaloosa Shoot Team Hosts First Home Tournament

Lake Heaton, Conrad Cunningham, Taner DeJong, Mason Shrader & Alex Shaffer

The Oskaloosa Shooting Team hosted its first home field shooting tournament of the season this past Friday night with the teams of Albia and North Mahaska joining them in some 5-Stand action. The team started off the night with their youngest division, the Rookies. These youngsters do a GREAT job handling their firearms and the […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Celebrates National Volunteer Recognition Week

Judi Veldhuizen of Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health Services paints Volunteer Carol Huffman’s nail as part of the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held April 13. Volunteers from Mahaska and Keokuk counties were honored for selflessly lending a helping hand to benefit of MHP patients, visitors and staff.

More than 120 people attended the luncheon. Volunteers can be found throughout the health system, including Hospice Services in both Mahaska and Keokuk counties, chaplains, hospital gift shop volunteers and surgical services liaisons. Volunteers also serve on various boards and advisory committees. MHP officials enjoyed the opportunity to thank its more than 250 volunteers for making healthcare personal. For more information about volunteer opportunities at MHP, call 641.672.3342.

Judi Veldhuizen of Mahaska Health Partnership Public Health Services paints Volunteer Carol Huffman’s nail as part of the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held April 13. Volunteers from Mahaska and Keokuk counties were honored for selflessly lending a helping hand to benefit of MHP patients, visitors and staff. More than 120 people attended the luncheon. Volunteers can […]

William Penn Up to #18 in Spring Ranking

William Penn Football Spring Practice

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen football team will go into summer workouts with a bit of a boost as the NAIA’s spring poll was released Monday. William Penn, which was 7-4 (3-2 MWL) last fall, earned 78 points to move up one spot from the postseason ranking to 18th. Defending national champion Southern Oregon is #1 with 236 […]

Bark Park Construction begins

Oskaloosa Dog Park (submitted photo)

Dog lovers are preparing to share in a paradise of sorts for their canines. The concrete work has begun at the Oskaloosa Bark Park. Fencing should commence in a couple weeks and organizers hope it will be open the first part of May. Located on city-owned ground south of Edmundson Pool, the five–year project is […]

Paddleboarding

Mahaska County Conservation Board

Paddleboarding Saturday, May 2 11:00 a.m. Pond 1 at the Russell Wildlife Area Come out to the Russell Wildlife Area to learn about one of the newest and most popular water recreation activities for people of all ages! You will receive instruction on how to paddleboard and then given an opportunity to try it on […]

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