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Jacobs Touts Business Experience

Republican Senate Candidate Mark Jacobs made a campaign stop on Monday in Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The race to be Iowas next senator is coming down to the point of thinning the herd, and businessman Mark Jacobs is one of the nearly half dozen Republicans seeking his party’s nomination. Jacobs addressed a group of 3 potential voters at Smokey Row on Monday at noon. In a conversation after […]

Supervisors Hire New County Engineer

Mahaska-County-Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Monday morning the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors hired a new county engineer. Dave Shanahan, who is the current county engineer for Cherokee County, will take over for outgoing county engineer Jerry Neusbaum in July of this year. “I think Dave will be an asset to the community, and I think […]

Osky Water Backs Board Member

Oskaloosa Water Board Trustees listen to Richard Malm about the options the board can take in regards to a letter removing a member of their board.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Water Board and the Oskaloosa City Council have been at odds in recent months, and a recent letter by Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt highlighted the growing rift between the two entities. On Monday night, Errin Keltner, a current Oskaloosa Municipal Water Board of Trustee Member will have a hearing at […]

Iowa DOT Continues Bypass Discussion

The discussion at the Oskaloosa Middle School last week was a potential US 63 bypass of Oskaloosa.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The future of travel was a point of discussion at a recent meeting involving the Iowa Department of Transportation and residents of Mahaska County. The DOT held the pubic information meeting for a proposed U.S. 63 northwest bypass of Oskaloosa. This gave the DOT an opportunity to discuss conceptual alternative for the […]

Everyone’s descended from someone; QUEEN LEAH BLANKESPOOR and HER COURT

A view of the tulips from the 2012 Pella Tulip Time. (photo by Denis Currier)

by Marty Racheter The 2014 Tulip Time Queen is Leah Blankespoor, a 17-year-old Pella Christian High School Senior, who, born during the week of Tulip Time Week, has had a life-long fondness for all things Tulip Time. She would even walk to the mailbox in her wooden shoes as a child, and indeed, wore a […]

Rozenboom Report (4/18/2014)

Ken Rozenboom (R) at his desk in the Iowa Senate Chambers.

by Ken Rozenboom Nearly two weeks have gone by since House File 2462, a bill that would protect Iowa workers and create a more transparent government, was passed in the Iowa House. During that time, the Senate majority party has talked endlessly about the need for more transparency in government and protecting workers. But they […]

Vander Linden Votes for Tuition Freeze for Iowa Students

Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa)

(DES MOINES) – Tuesday, the Iowa House debated Senate File 2347 which funds the state’s education budget. This bill contains funding for Iowa’s community colleges, state universities, and the Iowa Tuition Grant, amongst other things. Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) supported the bill which included the funding necessary to freeze tuition for in-state students at […]

Alpha Chi Students Present at National Convention‏

Pictured (left to right): Danielle Giannotti, Samantha McCulley,

Dr. Michael Collins (Faculty Sponsor), Gen. Franks, and Courtney Kleinschmidt.

William Penn University Students Present Scholarly Research at Alpha Chi National Convention and Meet U.S. Army General Tommy Franks, after Receiving His Distinguished Service Award Oskaloosa, IA—Three members of William Penn University’s Iowa Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi, a national collegiate honor society, attended the Society’s national convention in St. Louis, MO, March 27–29, where […]

Sheets Snapshot 4/17

Rep. Larry Sheets (R) (photo by Don Hubbard)

by Larry Sheets Dear friends, The House was ready to finish but the Bills are not forthcoming from the Senate. April 22 is the last day the taxpayers pay for our services, so I expect the Senate to drag it out that long. Last Monday the House debated a Bill concerning public employee settlements and […]

William Penn University Students Inducted into International Business Honor Society

L to R: Professor Jihna Turner, Holly Groom, Maggie Sauer, Interim President John Ottosson, Sarah Clarke, Austin Battreall, Janet Kuskie, and Matt Emerson.

Oskaloosa, IA—Professor Jihna Turner hosted the induction of the 2014 class consisting of two seniors and four juniors into the Sigma Beta Delta, International Business Honor Society. William Penn University Interim President John Ottosson, a 1984 WPU graduate and past business student, was inducted into the Society as an honorary member. The induction took place on Thursday, April 3, on the Oskaloosa campus.

L to R: Professor Jihna Turner, Holly Groom, Maggie Sauer, Interim President John Ottosson, Sarah Clarke, Austin Battreall, Janet Kuskie, and Matt Emerson. Oskaloosa, IA—Professor Jihna Turner hosted the induction of the 2014 class consisting of two seniors and four juniors into the Sigma Beta Delta, International Business Honor Society. William Penn University Interim President […]

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