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Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Unobserved Death

***Update**** The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office in a press release on Wednesday afternoon said that foul play in a death investigation at 1895 290th street has been ruled out. “The preliminary investigation indicates that the male died of natural causes.” The identity of the of the subject has not been confirmed, pending dental and x-ray […]

Split Against Ranked Indianola Highlights Softball’s Week

by Wade Steinlage The Oskaloosa Indian softball team battled hard against two of the Little Hawkeye’s Conference’s top teams as it continued its season last week. Oskaloosa (15-7, 6-6 LHC) opened the week Monday with a split against Class 5A #9 Indianola, falling 1-0 and winning 7-2. The Indians then came up short to Class […]

Oskaloosa Claims Three Wins After Setbacks to Other Indians

by Wade Steinlage Following a pair of tough losses to league-leading Indianola, the Indian baseball team rallied together to win three Little Hawkeye Conference games last week. Oskaloosa (13-7, 8-4 LHC) fell twice to Indianola last Monday, 7-3 and 7-1. The squad then responded with a 7-5 victory over Pella Christian Wednesday before sweeping Grinnell […]

Drost Honored for Contribution

Dedication of Drost Field Recognizes Carl Drost and a Legacy of Dedication to the Oskaloosa Community Oskaloosa, Iowa – A ceremony at Oskaloosa’s Lacey Sports Complex this week dedicated the soccer field as Drost Field in honor of the Carl and Martha Drost family, who donated substantial funding and untold thousands of volunteer hours to […]

Rule Talks About New Role As William Penn Athletic Director

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Working to build upon the success left by its outgoing athletic director, William Penn University knew that the next person to fill that role would be very important. After months of work, the university announced that Nik Rule will be taking over the vacant position after the retirement of Greg Hafner, who […]

Smith Gives Back To Young Osky Golfers

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The ping sound as club meets ball could be heard at Harvest Point Golf Course this week. Oskaloosa legendary golfer, Jerry Smith, took some time to give back to the game he’s enjoyed his entire life. “It’s always fun to come back,” said Smith about his stop in Oskaloosa. Jerry is brother […]

Mahaska County Appoints Navy Vet for Director of Veterans Affairs

By Hailey Brown (Oskaloosa, Iowa) – There are almost 1,500 veterans in Mahaska County. Nearly 500 of those veterans have secured benefits through the Mahaska County Veterans Affairs, according to the most recent VA report from 2014. Benefits received each year total more than $9 million, including about $5 million in compensation and pensions and […]

Artist Shares Gift And Is Honored On Flag Day

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Messerli really didn’t want to make a fuss. Painting is a passion, and sharing her talents is something she loves to do. Messerli has shared her talents for many years. She was one of the artists that painted the backdrops for the Nazarene drive-thru nativity that was a staple in Oskaloosa for […]

Anderson Denied the Bounty Again to Claim 300th IMCA win on Kraig Ford Night

by Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (June 14th, 2017) – Wednesday Night was Kraig Ford Night at the Southern Iowa Speedway and 45 cars signed in to tame the monster half mile. The Kids got to get up close to the drivers as there was a Driver’s Autograph session at intermission for the youngsters behind the […]

Farmers Market Coupons Made Available To Eligible Iowans

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Summertime means the garden crops are starting to come in, and the taste of summer is now easier to get for some older Iowans and some WIC eligible families. The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs provide eligible Iowans with checks that can be redeemed for fresh, locally […]


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