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Jeb Bush Hosts Town Hall Meeting

Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush spoke before a full house at Smokey Row Coffee in Oskaloosa on Wednesday.

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush brought his message of disrupting the Washington political machine to Oskaloosa Wednesday afternoon. Bush spoke to a packed crowd at Smokey Row Wednesday afternoon, often times promising to disrupt the status quo. “The power of Washington needs to shrink so we can be empowered to live lives of purpose and […]

211 South Market Redevelopment

The former Wang’s building, 211 S. Market

The Oskaloosa Historical Preservation Commission met Wednesday to approve demolition of the former Wang’s building, 211 S. Market. In May, Musco Facilities Team members identified a bulge in the south wall. Subsequent inspection revealed deteriorated brick and multiple structural deficiencies that led to the decision to remove rather than restore the building. An inspection report […]

High Speed Pursuit Ends In Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa Police Department Squad

Albia Police Department Press Release Thursday October 8, 2015 approximately 12:30 a.m. a report of came into the Monroe County Law Enforcement Center of a stolen vehicle leaving the BP Station in Albia and heading north from that location. A Monroe County Deputy made initial contact with the suspect vehicle on US Hwy 5 north […]

Lighted Christmas Parade entry forms are out – parade is one night only!

Oskaloosa Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade

The Main Street office of the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group would like to invite you to participate in the 2015 Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade. The parade will be held Thursday night only, December 3rd at 7:00 pm. The theme this year is “An Old Fashioned Oskaloosa Christmas”. Plan now to help Main […]

Pets And Their Owners Receive Blessings


Oskaloosa, Iowa – Our pets are a major part of our lives, and come with a great responsibility. Some who enjoy and see their pets as a blessing in their lives took an opportunity to have their pets blessed at a ceremony held at Edmundson Park on Sunday. Members of the St. James Episcopal Church, […]

A Busy Weekend Kept Area Residents Running

Several dozen participants enjoyed the fall weather for the PUSH 5k held at the Lacey Complex and Recreation Trail on Saturday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Fall weather brings a myriad of activities, which makes for busy and often fun-filled weekends for area residents. The always favorite stops like Autumn Acres located at Stam Greenhouse had to compete with homecoming at William Penn University, where they also celebrated the reopening of their Athletic Hall of Fame inside the […]

Mammoth Site Continues To Educate

Orange Elementary from Waterloo took part in digging on Friday at the mammoth site in Mahaska County.

Mahaska County, Iowa – The digging for mammoth bones is once again nearing the end of the season, but until then the opportunity for education and discovery continues at the rural Mahaska County site. On Friday, a group of elementary students from Orange Elementary in Waterloo were on hand to help scientists dig and discover. […]

Walking For A Cure

Nearly 140 individuals took part in the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Friday at noon.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – 2309 pink flags filled the square in Oskaloosa. Each one of those flags represented a breast cancer diagnosis in Iowa this year. With awareness and support, the hope is that illnesses such as breast cancer can be detected early, and the Friday noon walk was designed to raise money for those unable […]

County Residents Discuss Potential LOST Projects


Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Thursday evening, citizens of Mahaska County were able to express themselves and their wishes to the County Board of Supervisors in regards to the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) renewal. Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Doland thanked those in attendance, saying that the turnout was greater than expected. Doland said that there […]

Statesmen Drop Avila for Homecoming ‘W’

William Penn's Nate Van Veldhuizen is off to the races against Avila on Saturday.

Oskaloosa–Aaron Osborne (Sr., Houston, Texas, Physical Education) and Nate Van Veldhuizen (Fr., Oskaloosa, Iowa, Mechanical Engineering) each rushed for over 150 yards as the William Penn football team defeated Heart of America Athletic Conference South Division foe Avila (Mo.) 51-29 for Homecoming Saturday. The 19th-ranked Statesmen cruised at times en route to nearly breaking records […]

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