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Phillips Joins 1,000-Point Club as WPU Takes Down Peru State »

Peru, Neb.–Alyssa Phillips (Sr., Gurnee, Ill., Communications) became a member of the 1,000-point club Monday as she helped the Statesmen women’s basketball team to an 80-58 win over Peru State…

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Medley’s Seven Three-Pointers Lift Statesmen to Road Win »

Peru, Neb.–Still depleted by injuries, the Statesmen men’s basketball team was going to need someone to step to the forefront and Corbin Medley (Jr., Rogersville, Mo., General Accounting) did as…

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29th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade Winners »

Lighted Christmas Parade 2016

Main Street Oskaloosa 29th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade “A Storybook Christmas” honors many winners from a field of nearly 60…

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Three Killed, Two Injured In Pella Wal-Mart Crash »

Rescue personnel responded to the Pella Wal-Mart Thursday morning, after it was reported a truck crashed into the store. (photo courtesy KNIA/KRLS)

Pella, Iowa – Calls for help went out just before 10am on Thursday, as reports were received that a vehicle…

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MudbuM teams up with Tenco »

During the recent MudbuM move-in day, Tenco and MudbuM staff paused briefly for a photo. Those pictured are Codie Amason, Tenco Director of Operations; Lorrie Bouchard, Tenco Vocational Services; Dixie Merritt, Tenco Vocational Services Director; MudbuM boy Niles "Willie" Bailey; Bob Merritt, Tenco Maintenance Director; MudbuM boy Blaine “Crash” Garrett; and Seth Hoover, Tenco Centerville Vocational Services. (photo by Mendy McAdams)

Tenco has a 52-year history of working with established businesses and industries to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities.…

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November Tornado Warning Uncommon But Not Unprecedented »

Mark Willett took this photo of a tornado near the  intersection of 110th Street and U.S. HIghway 63 between New Sharon and Montezuma, Monday afternoon.

New Sharon, Iowa – The sirens went off and the warnings went out just before 4 PM Monday afternoon, for…

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Oskaloosa Boys Open Season with 84-41 Win »

Jack Moore battled foul trouble throughout the game, but still managed to score 18 points.

by Doug DeKock The Oskaloosa boys basketball team opened up their much anticipated 2016-17 season with a resounding 84-41 win over Fairfield Tuesday night in Oskaloosa. Expectations are as high as ever for the Indians who returned most of their roster from last year and…

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Fairfield Races Past Oskaloosa 63-22 in Girls Basketball »

Westercamp scored 5 points and pulled down a team high 9 rebounds against Fairfield.

by Doug DeKock The Oskaloosa Girls basketball team knew they would have their hands full Tuesday night against Fairfield in a non-conference game. The 15th ranked Trojans didn’t disappoint, and ran away with a 63-22 win. The 3-1 Trojans came out in their full court…

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Phillips Joins 1,000-Point Club as WPU Takes Down Peru State »

William Penn University Athletics

Peru, Neb.–Alyssa Phillips (Sr., Gurnee, Ill., Communications) became a member of the 1,000-point club Monday as she helped the Statesmen women’s basketball team to an 80-58 win over Peru State in Heart of America Athletic Conference action. Phillips is the 22nd player in program history…

Nov 29 2016 / Comments Off on Phillips Joins 1,000-Point Club as WPU Takes Down Peru State / Read More »

Medley’s Seven Three-Pointers Lift Statesmen to Road Win »

William Penn University Athletics

Peru, Neb.–Still depleted by injuries, the Statesmen men’s basketball team was going to need someone to step to the forefront and Corbin Medley (Jr., Rogersville, Mo., General Accounting) did as William Penn rallied past Peru State 88-81 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Monday.…

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Dine shoots her way to conference accolades »

Central College

PELLA—After knocking down a program record eight 3-pointers in a game last week, junior guard Emily Dine (Tampa, Fla., East Lake HS) of the Central College women’s basketball team has been named the Iowa Conference female athlete of the week. She was also recognized as…

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Jones Collects Second POW Award »

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Torren Jones (Sr., Chandler, Ariz., Sociology) put his team on his shoulder last week and his trio of double-doubles led him to once again being named Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Monday. Jones earned his second award by averaging…

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Pella Defeats 7th Grade Girls At Home »

On Tuesday before Thanksgiving break the 7th grade girl’s had their first chance to play in front of the home crowd against Pella. The girls came out aggressive and constantly were looking for our post players. It was a tough game but the A team…

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Indian Swim Team Compete At Marshalltown »

The Oskaloosa Indian Boys Swim Team numbers are down this year below expectations but the team showed up with 4 upper classmen and 4 freshman at Roosesvelt High School and they were ready to swim against 2 large 4A schools the Rough Riders and the…

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Statesmen Drop Previously-Unbeaten Missouri Baptist »

William Penn University Athletics

Columbia, Mo.–Less than 24 hours after winning a top-10 battle, the William Penn men’s basketball team took down another unbeaten squad in a 103-97 victory over Missouri Baptist at the Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Classic hosted by Columbia Saturday. The third-ranked Statesmen (7-1) started the game…

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Central women’s basketball team downs Fontbonne »

Central College

CLAYTON, Mo. — Sophomore forward Claire Marburger (Perry) scored 21 points and collected nine rebounds to spark the unbeaten Central College women’s basketball team to a 55-52 victory at Fontbonne University (Mo.) Saturday. Trailing 30-28 at halftime, Central (5-0) responded with a 16-point third quarter…

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Oskaloosa Boys Open Season with 84-41 Win »

Jack Moore battled foul trouble throughout the game, but still managed to score 18 points.

by Doug DeKock The Oskaloosa boys basketball team opened up their much anticipated 2016-17 season with a resounding 84-41 win over Fairfield Tuesday night in…

Dec 1 2016 / Comments Off on Oskaloosa Boys Open Season with 84-41 Win / Read More »
Editorial Osky News

Letter To The Editor: I Have Been Stonewalled At Every Turn

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. Dear Editor, I am highly disappointed at the lack of regard that the South Central Regional…

Oct 13 2016 / Read More »
Agendas and Minutes Oskaloosa Community School Administration

Oskaloosa School Board Agenda – November 29, 2016

Presentation on IASB The Promise of Iowa Campaign Updates on Homeschool Assistance Program and Every Student Succeeds Act Discussion on Results of Recent Kickup Surveys…

Nov 23 2016 / Read More »
Events Mahaska County Conservation Board

The Mitten Tree

The Mitten Tree Friday, December 9th 6:30-7:30 pm Conservation Center, Russell Wildlife Area Come out to the conservation center at the Russell Wildlife Area for a fun family event from 6:30-7:30 pm on Friday, December 9th.…

Dec 4 2016 / Read More »
Local Sports The Mahaska County YMCA

Players and Community Invited to Challenger Softball League Games

The Mahaska County YMCA and Imagine the Possibilities have once again partnered to bring a Challenger Softball League to the Mahaska Community. With games starting soon, players are encouraged to sign-up and play, and the community…

Sep 16 2016 / Read More »
Clubs and Organizations During the recent MudbuM move-in day, Tenco and MudbuM staff paused briefly for a photo. Those pictured are Codie Amason, Tenco Director of Operations; Lorrie Bouchard, Tenco Vocational Services; Dixie Merritt, Tenco Vocational Services Director; MudbuM boy Niles "Willie" Bailey; Bob Merritt, Tenco Maintenance Director; MudbuM boy Blaine “Crash” Garrett; and Seth Hoover, Tenco Centerville Vocational Services. (photo by Mendy McAdams)

MudbuM teams up with Tenco

Tenco has a 52-year history of working with established businesses and industries to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Organizational employment, as it is referred, is contracted work with the private sector that is conducted…

Dec 1 2016 / Read More »
Education Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (cover photo submitted)

Vander Linden Releases Information on Legislative Page Program

(DES MOINES) – Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R-Oskaloosa) today released information on the Iowa Legislative Page program. Each year the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa Senate employ Iowa high school juniors and seniors to…

Sep 16 2016 / Read More »
Local Businesses Mahaska Health Partnership

Mahaska Health Partnership Information Technology Recognized for Innovation

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership’s Information Technology (IT) team was recently recognized by a national publication, Healthcare IT News, for their innovation and teamwork as they support technological operations throughout the organization. Technology is integrated into…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »
Lifestyle Mahaska Health Partnership

Mahaska Health Partnership Asking for Community Input During Needs Assessment

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership is asking for the community’s assistance in conducting a new Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The project is expected to take three months. According to MHP CEO Jay Christensen, the goal…

Nov 23 2016 / Read More »

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