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Oskaloosa Runs Winning Streak to Nine Before Two Losses

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian softball team is beginning to warm up as it enters its final games of the regular season. Oskaloosa (22-9, 10-8 LHC) opened the week by easily defeating three foes at the Indian Classic two Saturdays ago. OHS beat Bondurant-Farrar 11-3, Creston 16-3 (four innings), and PCM 13-3 (five innings). […]

Perfect League Week for Indians

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian baseball team took care of its rivals as it remained in contention for a Little Hawkeye Conference title. Oskaloosa (17-8, 12-4 LHC) opened the week with a 7-3 win over Dallas Center-Grimes Monday. The squad then dropped its lone contest, falling 11-9 to non-conference foe Knoxville Tuesday. On Wednesday, […]

Youthful Exuberance: William Byron Wins at Iowa Speedway Again

Byron victorious in the NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen NEWTON, Iowa (June 24, 2017) – Rookie William Byron grabbed the lead with just over 20 laps remaining to win the American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night for his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series […]

Oskaloosa Man Arrested On Drug Charges

On June 19th, 2017 at approximately 12:45 a.m. members of the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force with the assistance of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and the Oskaloosa Police Department executed drug search warrants on a motor vehicle and residence located at 807 North H Street Apt #1 in Oskaloosa where illegal drugs and drug […]

Repeat Winners Filled the Night on Yaw’s Auto Salvage Night

by Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (June 21st, 2017) – Another beautiful night of racing action at the Southern Iowa Speedway for Yaw’s Auto Salvage Night, 51 cars signed in the pit area. The Kids got to have some fun at Intermission as they got to take a little field trip through the pit area to […]

Everyone Escapes Injury in Leighton Fire

Leighton, Iowa – The Pella Fire Department was called to a house on fire located at 304 Reid Street in Leighton on Monday evening. According to Pella Fire Chief, Doug Van Gorkom, there were no injuries reported with the fire that did some structural damage to the residence. Pella sent four apparatus trucks to the […]

NASCAR Crew Chief and Fremont Native Returns to Iowa Speedway

Mahaska County, Iowa – You might not think of NASCAR when you think of Fremont, Iowa, but you should. Just look at Fremont native, Chad Norris, crew chief for the NASCAR Xfinity Series 2017 No. 48 DC Solar Chevrolet, that will be piloted by Brennan Poole at the Iowa Speedway this weekend. Norris has been […]

Oskaloosa Family Reunited After Decades Apart

Oskaloosa, Iowa – There were many surprised individuals this past week, and many of them shed more than a few tears from the experience. Thankfully, those tears were tears of joy as a local family was reunited with a long lost brother. The day leading up to all those tears started off about 4 years […]

IHA Awards Scholarship to MHP Nurse Melissa Schultz

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership Nurse Melissa Schultz has been awarded a $3,500 from the Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation (IHERF), which is supported by the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA). Schultz, who lives in Oskaloosa, currently works on Inpatient Services. She is also attending William Penn University pursuing a Bachelor’s of Nursing Degree. […]

Newest Addition to OPD Takes Oath of Office

By Hailey Brown Oskaloosa, Iowa – There’s a new cop on the block for the Oskaloosa Police Department. During the regular Oskaloosa City Council meeting on Monday, Officer Doug Rinderknecht was officially sworn in by Oskaloosa Mayor David Krutzfeldt as the very first item on the agenda. Rinderknecht grew up in nearby What Cheer, located […]


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