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Class 2A Wrestlers On To State!

Albia wrestlers advancing (from left) Carter Isley, Bryce Leshen, Blake Lawless (photo by Joe Milledge / KIIC Radio)

by Joe Milledge / KIIC Radio The Albia Wrestling program finished 4th out of 12 teams in last Saturday’s District finals in Fairfield. The top 2 finishers in each weight class will move on to State competition this week at Wells Fargo arena. Meanwhile, Knoxville had its strongest showing in recent years, finishing 5th as […]

Class 3A Wrestlers on to State!

Oskaloosa Indians

by Joe Milledge / KIIC Radio Eight teams from Class 3A District 4 met in Mount Pleasant Saturday to determine the top 2 seeded wrestlers from each weight class which will move on to the State contest at Wells Fargo Arena this week. Oskaloosa brought 10 wrestlers to competition and will advance 5 to Thursday’s […]

Class 1A Wrestlers On To State!

E-B-F Rocket fans react to Cody Brown's 100th career win at the district finals in  Pleasantville Saturday. (photo by Joe Milledge/KIIC Radio)

by Joe Milledge / KIIC Radio Pleasantville was the site of the Class 1A district 4 finals where the top 2 finishers in each weight class will move on to the state finals at Wells Fargo Arena this week. Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont grappler Cody Brown earned his 100th carreer win, but fell short of advancing […]


EBF's Bret Wursta (SR 36-8) in his match with Cardinal's Tyler Albert (photo by Joe Milledge/KIIC)

by Joe Milledge Owner, GM Thunder Country KIIC-FM Eddyville, Iowa – The road to state for high school wrestlers began Saturday at 16 sectional sites across Iowa. Defending class 1A State Champion Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets hosted Sectional 8 and crowned 5 champions while advancing a total of 9 to next week’s District match up in Pleasantville. […]

Ritenour Sentenced To Life In Prison


Alicia Ritenour learned her fate Tuesday as she was sentenced in Mahaska County District Court. Tuesday’s sentencing came after Ritenour was convicted in November 2014 of 1st degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death, in reference to the January 2014 death of her 18 month old daughter Ava. Judge Myron Gookin presided over the […]

Does the “Hobbit” Hold Up?

by Jay Pinder The Hobbit, Battle of Five Armies is the last installment of The Lord of the Rings series, helming the catchphrase… one last stand. Being the last of the franchise of multiple movies, many place this in comparison to the final Harry Potter. So the question can be begged, How does it hold […]

Interstellar is Truly Stellar

by Jay Pinder Christopher Nolan’s latest film featuring Matthew Mcconaughey is finally here, and it’s….good. Though it doesn’t quite raise the bar of thought provoking, as well as inception, it succeeds at being a great film that makes you think. This film sets itself in the no too distant future, with a barren earth only […]

Big Hero and the 6 stages of Grief

by Jay Pinder Despite the added extra stage of grief to this title, Big Hero 6 fits the formula for dealing with grief. Big Hero 6 is a colorful film created by Disney and the Studio that brought you Wreck it Ralph and Tangled. It also directly follows the explosively popular Frozen. This film centers […]

Rebecca McGraw commands the stage as Ann Landers in ‘The Lady With All The Answers’

With All The Answers

The George Daily Auditorium kicked off its 2014-15 professional season on Monday night in Oskaloosa. For those who missed the performance, or those who may one day search for information on the production to determine if they want to attend, we offer Oskaloosa News theater critic Jarrod Diehm, and his thoughts about the production. by […]

Patriot Guard Riders Line Up To Escort An Ottumwa Hero Home

Patriot Guard Riders line up and prepare to escort the body of Lance Corporal Adam Wolff, from the Cedar Rapids airport back to his hometown of Ottumwa, (photo by Shelly Spaur)

by Shelly Spaur It’s 8:30 am on a Saturday morning in June in eastern Iowa. While many families begin their weekend and children celebrate being out of school, a group of strangers gather in a parking lot. The sound of pipes rumbling fills the air as motorcycles begin to line up. These strangers from across […]

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