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Elect to Start the 2016 NASCAR Season with Iowa Speedway

Brandon McReynolds raced to his second consecutive win at Iowa Speedway Friday night in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series #ThanksKenny 150.

Fans invited to Flix Brewhouse to enjoy yearly Daytona 500 Watch Party NEWTON, Iowa (Feb. 4, 2016) – NASCAR is back, which means that it’s time to set politics aside and come together at Flix Brewhouse for the 58th running of the Daytona 500. Iowa Speedway and Flix Brewhouse will host the Speedway’s 10th Annual […]

JoAnn Swank

A view of the tulips from the 2012 Pella Tulip Time. (photo by Denis Currier)

JoAnn Swank January 25, 1936 – February 3, 2016 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 80 JoAnn Swank, 80, of Oskaloosa, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at the MHP Hospital in Oskaloosa. She was born January 25, 1936, in Mahaska County, the daughter of George and Goldie Huff Gabel. JoAnn graduated from Barnes City High School with […]

One Killed In Thursday Morning Crash

The smoke rises from a single vehicle accident south of Oskaloosa on Thursday morning. (photo by Bill Ryan)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Emergency crews were dispatched early Thursday morning, around 7:45am, to a single vehicle accident at mile marker 60, near the junction of Highway 163 and Highway 63, just south of Oskaloosa. The Calls for Service report states that a vehicle hit a bridge column and was on fire, with an occupant still […]

“Mission Accomplished Indian 8th Grade Boys Finish Season Undefeated at 12-0”

Oskaloosa Indians

The Oskaloosa Boys 8th Grade Basketball team had one more hurdle Monday to reach an undefeated season and an undefeated middle school career in both football and basketball. The Indians faced Norwalk on the road and came out smoking hot. Oskaloosa jumped on Norwalk early leading 11-2 after 1 quarter. The Indians would build that […]

Oskaloosa FFA receives FFA: Food For All grant from National FFA Organization to help fight hunger

Oskaloosa FFA Member Geoffrey harvest's leaf lettuce at the Oskaloosa FFA Learning Garden in the summer of 2015.

INDIANAPOLIS 2nd, February 2016/National FFA Organization – The Oskaloosa FFA chapter in Oskaloosa, IA has been awarded $2,500 as part of the FFA: Food For All program. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support year-long service-learning projects that address local hunger needs. The Oskaloosa FFA plans to help fight hunger […]

Christian Opportunity Center promotes Bre Brooks to Human Resources Director

Christian Opportunity Center

Following a comprehensive search process, Christian Opportunity Center has promoted Bre Brooks to Human Resources Director after seven years with the organization in two different positions. Brooks began her time at COC as a Human Resources Associate in the winter of 2008. After 17 months, Brooks transferred to Program Coordinator, a position she has held […]

United Way of Mahaska County Funds $194,000 to 13 Agencies

United Way of Mahaska County

Volunteers have reached a decision about where dollars from United Way of Mahaska County’s fall campaign will go. Thirteen local nonprofits will receive $194,000 in 2016 through the annual community investment process. “The Community Investment Team had to make some very hard decisions,” said Amy Meyer, executive director of United Way of Mahaska County. “We […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Lead Testing for Children

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Lead is a metal found naturally in the environment and some household products. While small amounts of exposure are usually harmless to adults, it can cause a variety of health complications for young children. Mahaska Health Partnership stresses the importance of lead testing for children. “With the recent crisis developing in Flint, […]

Statesmen Escape Vikings in Overtime

On TP Night, Steven Roundtree scored 29 points with 13 rebounds and four steals

Oskaloosa–Fans packed inside Penn Gymnasium were treated to extra play on what is always the most entertaining night of the year as the William Penn men’s basketball team had to go to overtime, but still held on for an 88-82 win against Grand View in Heart of America Athletic Conference play Wednesday. Courtesy of Graceland’s […]

William Penn Finishes First-Ever Conference Sweep of GVU

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–For the first time since becoming league rivals over a decade ago, the Statesmen women’s basketball team pulled off a season sweep of Grand View by winning Wednesday’s Heart of America Athletic Conference matchup 77-66. William Penn (11-11, 8-7 Heart) trailed by one point entering the fourth, but strung together its best quarter of the […]


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