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Oskaloosa PD Reminds Residents About Dogs At Large

An Oskaloosa Police Department Press Release As temperatures increase, so does the frequency of complaints about dogs running “at large”, frightening pedestrians, bicyclists and residents. The Oskaloosa Police Department would like to remind citizens of the city ordinance’s regulating animals, specifically dogs. *It is unlawful to let your dog run “at large”. “At large” means […]

William Penn University to Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt

(Oskaloosa, Iowa) – The annual William Penn University Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the student group P.A.S.S. (Programming Activities for Students by Students), will be held on Wednesday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m. on the front lawn of Penn Hall. Children of the community are invited and should bring their own Easter basket or bag. […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update – March 23, 2017

House Republicans kept charging forward with our pro-taxpayer agenda. We have also passed legislation giving more control back to our local school districts. Below you will find some helpful information concerning some issues the legislature is addressing you may have. State Budget Outlook The State Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met last week and lowered expected […]

Sheriff’s Department Investigating Pipeline Damage

Mahaska, Iowa – Damage to the Dakota Access Pipeline was reported to the Mahaska County Sheriff’s office back on March 13th, 2017, says Mahaska County Sheriff, Russ Van Renterghem. The damage appears to have been made to a safety check valve on the pipeline near the 2300 block of Queens Avenue inside the county. The […]

Oskaloosa Residents Petitioning JC Penney Corporation

Oskaloosa, Iowa – J.C. Penney has been an Oskaloosa fixture for decades, and some Oskaloosa area residents are picking up their phones and submitting signatures to online petitions to express their desire that the store in Oskaloosa remain open. Michelle Purdum created an online petition at to “consider keeping our store open for a […]

UK Parliament Attacker British-born, Had Been Investigated Over Extremism Concerns

By Elizabeth Piper and William James LONDON (Reuters) – The attacker who killed three people near the British parliament before being shot dead was British-born and was once investigated by MI5 intelligence agents over concerns about violent extremism, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in […]

Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise; Labor Market Still Strong

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained below a level associated with a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 258,000 for the week ended March 18, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims […]

Case Management Future Discussed At Supervisors Meeting

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, March 20th at their regular time of 9am on the 3rd floor of the courthouse. The board heard from Heather Gross, Community Services Director for Mahaska County, who talked about upcoming changes to case management, due to privatization of medicare in Iowa. Gross […]

Council Approves Second Reading Of Rental Inspection Program

by Pam Blomgren The Oskaloosa City Council meeting lasted just barely 45 minutes last evening (March 20) and, intertwined with routine activity, were familiar strains of sentiment heard in earlier meetings: ‘we don’t need this’ and ‘this isn’t necessary.’ Following the community comments section – of which there were none – and the consent agenda, […]

Heartbreaking Overtime Loss Ends Statesmen Season

Kansas City, Mo.–The basketball gods evened the score in the most cruel way imaginable Monday as the William Penn men’s basketball team gave up a large lead and eventually fell 83-82 in overtime to Texas Wesleyan in the semifinals of the NAIA Division I National Championships. Duer bracket champion WPU (33-4), which overcame an 18-point […]


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