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Majority Of Americans Say Clinton Won First Debate Against Trump; Reuters/Ipsos Poll

By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) – A majority of Americans say Democrat Hillary Clinton won Monday night’s presidential debate, but her performance doesn’t appear to have immediately boosted her support among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released on Wednesday. The online poll, which gathered responses from more than 2,000 people […]

Northeast Iowa hit with floods

Musco light trucks in Cedar Rapids.

Many crests below 2008 records CEDAR RAPIDS- For the second time in less than 10 years, Cedar Rapids is under the gun for significant flooding. As a result of heavy rains last week and previously saturated ground, the Cedar River has been pushed out of its banks, forcing the evacuation of numerous residents along the […]

Changes At Youth Outdoor Field Day Lead To Greater Usage

Individuals enjoyed lunch at the Mahaska County Youth Outdoor Field Day on Saturday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Youth Outdoor Field Day is a yearly event hosted by the Mahaska County Conservation Board, that has in past years been a guided group tour of events. This year, these were changed, and participants were able to take in many or a few of the events they wanted to, and for how […]

A Walk In The Vineyard Is A Fine Way To Help Fight Cancer

Vines of Life was held on Saturday at Tassel Ridge Winery. Funds raised will go to the American Cancer Society.

Leighton, Iowa – Walking through the vineyard on a fall morning sounds like a relaxing and peaceful way to spend a Saturday morning. When you add in the fact that you’re helping to raise money to fight cancer, the walk becomes just a little more special. On Saturday, Interpower Corporation held their Vines of Life […]

Solon Defeats Oskaloosa 34-3 In Week 5 Action

Blake Allsup in action against Solon 2016

Solon defeats Oskaloosa 34-3 in week 5 action. The Indians are now 3-2 on the season, with the two losses coming to ranked teams.

Green’s Pick Six Highlights WPU Win Over Evangel

William Penn University Statesmen Football wrapped up Evangel on Saturday for their first home win, second win overall on the season.

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen football team received big plays on both sides of the ball to hold off Evangel 21-10 in a Heart of America Athletic Conference North-South crossover game Saturday. William Penn (2-3) was outgained 299-264, but the defense succeeded in bending and not breaking as the navy and gold extended its winning streak to two […]

Harvest Halts, Processors Close As Rains Swamp Upper Midwest

State of Iowa Seal

By Karl Plume CHICAGO (Reuters) – Heavy rains and flooding swamped a broad swathe of the northern Midwest this week, halting the harvest of corn and soybeans and forcing the closure of at least two Iowa crop processing plants, traders and farmers said on Friday. Farmers’ concerns grew that standing water in fields could damage […]

Oskaloosa Homecoming week is September 26th – 30th.

Oskaloosa Homecoming Court 2016.

Oskaloosa Homecoming week is September 26th – 30th. The theme this year is Olympic based and titled, ¨Go for Gold¨. The Homecoming parade will be on Thursday September 29th beginning at 6:30 pm. If interested in being a part of the parade and either having a float or walking to represent, please contact Mrs. Gile […]

Large Turnout Reported for President’s Convocation

Dr. Irving C. Jones delivered the Convocation Address on September 15 in the George Daily Auditorium.

OSKALOOSA, Iowa –William Penn University staff, faculty and students welcomed a new school year during the annual President’s Convocation held on Thursday, September 15, in the George Daily Auditorium. The keynote speaker this fall was Dr. Irving C. Jones, Sr., William Penn College Class of 1975. Anita Meinert, Humanities Division Chair and Director of Vocal […]

Friends Of Keomah Share Summer Success

Swimming at Lake Keomah became a little bit more popular this summer with some help from Friends of Keomah.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The summer sun is setting, and fall is moving in. That didn’t stop the Friends of Lake Keomah from sharing one more blast of summer with users of the newly restored beach area. Carole Kelderman, a member the group responsible for helping to bring back the once popular summer location, said that […]


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