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Car Vandalism Being Investigated By OPD

Oskaloosa Police Department Squad

Over the last two weeks the Oskaloosa Police Department has responded to numerous complaints of criminal mischief to vehicles within the city. These complaints consist of vehicle windows being broken by pellet or BB guns. The criminal mischiefs appear to be happening during the later to early morning hours and are random though out the […]

Oskaloosa City Band Hosts Guest Conductor

The Oskaloosa City Band will perform on the bandstand on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. This week’s guest conductor is Rich Waddington, Director of Bands at Oskaloosa High School. The band will play a wide variety of marches, showtunes, and traditional American Folk Songs to entertain the crowd. Each week, local businesses provide complimentary refreshments, […]

Carter, VanDerWal and Griffiths Take Big Pay Day at Great American Stock Car Shootout

Cayden Carter (IMCA Stock Cars) took $2,000 for his win.

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 2nd, 2015) – For the 20th year in a row the Southern Iowa Speedway hosted the Budweiser Great American Stock Car Shootout and fans were not disappointed. Thursdays Night show saw last chance qualifiers, top eight dash and 30 lap big main events for IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Northern […]

Lions Golf Shootout successful

Lions Club

The Oskaloosa Lions Club held its 4th annual Lions Golf Shootout last Saturday at Harvest Point Golf Course in Oskaloosa. This is an annual fund raiser for the Oskaloosa Lions Club that is designed to be a bit different from a regular golf tournament. After a community pancake breakfast at the Edmundson Golf Course Pro […]

New LED Lighting System Will Illuminate Statue of Liberty July 7

Statue of Liberty with Musco LED Lighting (photo courtesy of Musco)

New York, NY – The National Park Service announces that the Statue of Liberty will shine as never before beginning the evening of July 7. A new lighting system will be activated at sunset, approximately 8:45 p.m., thanks to a generous donation of equipment by Musco Lighting of Oskaloosa, Iowa. Musco Lighting has had a […]

Leighton Turns 150

Leighton 4th of July Parade 2013 (file photo)

In 1853, a group of investors got together in Keokuk, Iowa. Their mission: to establish a railroad that headed northwest up to Ft. Dodge, Iowa, via the capital city of Des Moines. Thus was born the Des Moines River Valley Railroad, and its Secretary and Treasurer was William Leighton. These were the roots of the […]

Mediacom, MCG to Also Show Nationally-Televised Action

William Penn University Football Freddy Griggs takes off upfield against the Bethel Wildcats on Saturday

Oskaloosa–For those who do not live in the Kansas City area or who are not interested in watching this fall’s nationally-televised William Penn football games on the internet, there will still be plenty of cable options. Heart of America Athletic Conference Commissioner Lori Thomas, who locked up a deal with Niles Media Group for games […]

Journey On! in July with the George Daily Youth Theatre

Summer Theatre Camp continues on July 6.

  OSKALOOSA, IA — Add adventure to your summer with the Daily Youth Theatre’s Summer Theatre Camp! Investigate mysteries, attend Hogwarts, play games, sing, dance, and most of all, act! The second half of the Summer Theatre Camp kicks off on July 6. Campers in grades K-5 will create thrilling tales of suspense in Tales […]

Barnes and Banks Takes Features With Carter, VanDerWal and Griffiths Leading Points on Night #1

Stock Car Shootout at the Southern Iowa Speedway for July 1, 2015

By Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (July 1st, 2015) – One of the most exciting events at the Southern Iowa Speedway is the Budweiser Great American Stock Car Shootout and this year marks the 20th Anniversary of the event. 91 cars signed in for Night one of the Shootout featuring 35 IMCA Stock Cars, 20 IMCA […]

Celebrate Freedom and a Fatality Free Holiday

Oskaloosa Police Department Squad

Extra Enforcement in Iowa: July 1 – 7, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa — Independence Day is a time of celebration with family and friends, food, and fireworks, but the Fourth of July holiday weekend is one of the deadliest on the nation’s roadways, of crashes involving alcohol. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports […]

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