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Mahaska County Entrepreneur Series – Ben Doak

Ben Doak is the owner of Mahaska Custom Millwork in Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On one of the coldest days of the year, local entrepreneur Ben Doak turns on the lights at Mahaska Custom Millwork [MCM], just like he has for over a decade. Ben Doak and his story, of finding a market to serve and becoming a part of the community, is one that is […]

Sterner Steps Down As Oskaloosa Head Football Coach

Former Oskaloosa Head Football Coach Mike Sterner on the sidelines during the 2015 season.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa high school football has played through a couple of tough seasons, and at Tuesday nights Oskaloosa School Board meeting, it was announced by Oskaloosa Superintendent Russ Reiter that head coach Mike Sterner had resigned. Reiter spoke with Oskaloosa News after the meeting and said that steps are now being taken to […]

OMS Students Participate In Youth Honor Choir

The OMS choir is under the direction of Kyle Braundmeier.  Participating students pictured are Emily Morrison, Myra Patton, Amber Lindley, Nicholas Ingamells, Mason Barnhart, Cayden Kinzebach, Hannah Josko, Alexis Sidebottom, and Chloe Versteegh.

Nine students from Oskaloosa Middle School recently participated in The Southeast Iowa Choral Director’s Association Youth Honor Choir in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. The Honor Choir was held on Friday, February 5th, 2016 in the Chapel Auditorium of the Iowa Wesleyan College campus. Participants were selected based on ability and enthusiasm for singing. Students prepared 5 […]

Missoula Children’s Theatre Auditions for “Aladdin”

Missoula Children's Theatre presents Aladdin

OSKALOOSA, IA — Calling all kids! Auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of Aladdin will be on Monday, February 15th at 4:00 p.m. at the George Daily Auditorium. Based on the famous Arabian Tales of Ali Baba, Scheherazade, and even Sinbad the Sailor, Aladdin journeys to find a magic lamp in a Cave of (not-so-great) […]


Community 1st Credit Union

Ottumwa, Iowa – On February 5th, Community 1st Credit Union, based in Ottumwa, Iowa received the Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designation in a national rollout. The Juntos Avanzamos program originated in November of 2005 at the Texas Credit Union League (which recently merged with other regional leagues to form the Cornerstone Credit Union League) […]

Hilarity Abounds as “Virgil Wins the Lottery”

Mama Hooper (Sharon Ringelestein) watches Papa Hooper (Mark Hansen) as he tries to contact his “good buddies” on his portable CB radio in a scene from the Fremont Lions Club production of “Virgil Wins The Lottery.” The show runs Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Fremont School. A pre-show meal is available beginning twos before show time in the school cafeteria.

FREMONT – Give Virgil Sludge a few bucks and the chance to win thousands and something strange will occur. Mama Hooper would just as soon her daughter Margaret had married someone else. Then Virgil wins the lottery – sort of. That is just the beginning of the hilarity that can only be delivered by the […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Welcomes Hospitalist Robyn Griffiths, ARNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner Robyn Griffiths, ARNP-C

MAHASKA COUNTY – Family Nurse Practitioner Robyn Griffiths, ARNP-C, has joined Mahaska Health Partnership as a Hospitalist. “Hospitalists are solely dedicated to caring for patients in the hospital,” Hospitalist Medical Director Anne Whitis, MD, explained. “We act as a patient’s primary care provider during their inpatient stay, and then turn care back to their primary […]

Youth Sports Registrations held at the Lacey Recreation Complex

Babe Ruth Sign-Ups

Spring Sports are just around the corner and we are gearing up! Saturday, February 6th the Oskaloosa Babe Ruth organizations held registration for Osky Babe Ruth and Senior Babe Ruth. The Saturday before, January 30th, the Mahaska County Soccer Club held registration for youth soccer . The registrations were held in the MCRF meeting room […]

Tracksters Sweep January Booster Club Awards

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn University Athletics Booster Club has announced the recipients of January’s Player of the Month awards. Junior men’s indoor track and field athlete Derek Seddon (Knoxville, Iowa, Physical Education) claimed the Male award, while senior women’s indoor track and field athlete Tarah Alexander (Cedar, Iowa, Physical Education) took home the Female honor. The […]

Statesmen Dip Two Spots to #9

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn men’s basketball team has taken some hits over the last few weeks, but is still a top-10 team as the NAIA released its seventh Division I rating Tuesday. The Statesmen (19-5, 12-4 Heart), who have split their last six games, dropped into a tie for #9 with Biola (Calif.) at 182 points. […]


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