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One Killed In Thursday Morning Crash

The smoke rises from a single vehicle accident south of Oskaloosa on Thursday morning. (photo by Bill Ryan)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Emergency crews were dispatched early Thursday morning, around 7:45am, to a single vehicle accident at mile marker 60, near the junction of Highway 163 and Highway 63, just south of Oskaloosa. The Calls for Service report states that a vehicle hit a bridge column and was on fire, with an occupant still […]

Oskaloosa FFA receives FFA: Food For All grant from National FFA Organization to help fight hunger

Oskaloosa FFA Member Geoffrey harvest's leaf lettuce at the Oskaloosa FFA Learning Garden in the summer of 2015.

INDIANAPOLIS 2nd, February 2016/National FFA Organization – The Oskaloosa FFA chapter in Oskaloosa, IA has been awarded $2,500 as part of the FFA: Food For All program. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support year-long service-learning projects that address local hunger needs. The Oskaloosa FFA plans to help fight hunger […]

United Way of Mahaska County Funds $194,000 to 13 Agencies

United Way of Mahaska County

Volunteers have reached a decision about where dollars from United Way of Mahaska County’s fall campaign will go. Thirteen local nonprofits will receive $194,000 in 2016 through the annual community investment process. “The Community Investment Team had to make some very hard decisions,” said Amy Meyer, executive director of United Way of Mahaska County. “We […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Lead Testing for Children

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – Lead is a metal found naturally in the environment and some household products. While small amounts of exposure are usually harmless to adults, it can cause a variety of health complications for young children. Mahaska Health Partnership stresses the importance of lead testing for children. “With the recent crisis developing in Flint, […]

Statesmen Escape Vikings in Overtime

On TP Night, Steven Roundtree scored 29 points with 13 rebounds and four steals

Oskaloosa–Fans packed inside Penn Gymnasium were treated to extra play on what is always the most entertaining night of the year as the William Penn men’s basketball team had to go to overtime, but still held on for an 88-82 win against Grand View in Heart of America Athletic Conference play Wednesday. Courtesy of Graceland’s […]

New Officer Sworn In

Janay Pritchett was sworn in Monday night as Oskaloosa's newest police officer.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on Monday, where they welcomed the newest addition to the Oskaloosa Police Department. Janay Pritchett, a William Penn student and basketball standout, was sworn in on Monday night. The agenda was set to help council members reach their caucus locations by the 7pm deadline. […]

It’s About the Ideal Candidate, Not the Party

Views from the Fellowship Bible Church Activity Building as caucus-goers cast their secret ballots.

by Esther Lwakabamba The Iowa Caucus has come to an end. Last night saw a record number of new and experienced caucus participants. Undeniably, caucus-goers this election cycle had a number of options with the pool of candidates on both sides. Some say they were looking for the ideal candidate, regardless of party lines. “Personally, […]

Spoils shared for Democrats

Clinton and Sanders supporters try to convince O'Malley supporters to come to their side.

by Sergio Carro Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton neck and neck after Iowa Caucuses 103 people turned out to caucus at Oskaloosa High School to vote, with results split almost entirely down the middle of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Three voters came to support Martin O’Malley but were soon disbanded once caucusing began, convinced […]

Iowa Caucus Enjoys Record Turnout

Volunteers count ballots on Monday night.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – People across Iowa met in small meeting rooms, county shops and school lunch rooms in order to make the nation’s first official vote in the race for the White House in 2016. Surrogates for each candidate took the opportunity to talk about their candidate of choice. Neighbors spoke about their choices in […]

World Looks To Iowa On Caucus Night

US Republican hopeful Ben Carson spoke at the Oskaloosa First Assembly of God Church during the Sunday morning service.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Sunday morning in Iowa is often filled with hymns, prayers, and family, friends and neighbors sitting down together after a Sunday morning church service. For presidential candidate Ben Carson, church on Sunday morning meant a stop by the Assembly of God church in Oskaloosa, where he shared his testimony. Carson didn’t stray […]


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