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

Statesmen Escape Vikings in Overtime »

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…

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William Penn Finishes First-Ever Conference Sweep of GVU »

Oskaloosa–For the first time since becoming league rivals over a decade ago, the Statesmen women’s basketball team pulled off a season sweep of Grand View by winning Wednesday’s Heart of…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Elect to Start the 2016 NASCAR Season with Iowa Speedway »

Brandon McReynolds raced to his second consecutive win at Iowa Speedway Friday night in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series #ThanksKenny 150.

Fans invited to Flix Brewhouse to enjoy yearly Daytona 500 Watch Party NEWTON, Iowa (Feb. 4, 2016) – NASCAR is back, which means that it’s time to set politics aside and come together at Flix Brewhouse for the 58th running of the Daytona 500. Iowa…

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“Mission Accomplished Indian 8th Grade Boys Finish Season Undefeated at 12-0” »

Oskaloosa Indians

The Oskaloosa Boys 8th Grade Basketball team had one more hurdle Monday to reach an undefeated season and an undefeated middle school career in both football and basketball. The Indians faced Norwalk on the road and came out smoking hot. Oskaloosa jumped on Norwalk early…

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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…

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William Penn Finishes First-Ever Conference Sweep of GVU »

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–For the first time since becoming league rivals over a decade ago, the Statesmen women’s basketball team pulled off a season sweep of Grand View by winning Wednesday’s Heart of America Athletic Conference matchup 77-66. William Penn (11-11, 8-7 Heart) trailed by one point entering…

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Marburger has 18 as Central falls to league women’s basketball leaders »

Central College

PELLA — Mistakes were more plentiful than scoring opportunities as the Central College women’s basketball team was overpowered by league-leading Luther College Wednesday, 80-52. Freshman forward Claire Marburger (Perry) and sophomore guard Emily Dine (Tampa Bay, Fla., East Lake HS) were again steady offensive performers…

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Taylor drops 33, Dutch men roll to basketball victory »

Central College

PELLA — For the fourth time this season, Colby Taylor (junior, Creston) scored 30 or more points in a game as the Central College men’s basketball team outpaced Luther College in a 84-71 win Wednesday night. Taylor’s big night also featured 12 rebounds and four…

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Statesmen Steady in Top 10 »

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–A top-25 road loss was not too damaging after all for the William Penn men’s basketball team as the NAIA released its sixth Division I rating Tuesday. The Statesmen (18-4, 11-3 Heart), who fell to now-#17 Peru State (Neb.) last Saturday, are now #7 with…

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Dutch track and field squads remain in national rankings »

Central College

PELLA — The Central College women’s and men’s track and field squads made small shifts in opposite direction in this week’s USTFCCA National Team Computer Rankings. Ranked No. 10 in the preseason poll, the women fell one spot this week to No. 13. The Dutch…

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Alexander Breaks School Record to Lead WPU at Central »

William Penn University Athletics

Pella–Tarah Alexander (Sr., Cedar, Iowa, Physical Education) darted past the competition en route to breaking a record that has stood for nearly 30 years as she and the rest of her William Penn indoor track and field teammates competed at the Central Dutch Athletics Classic…

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Statesmen Cruise After Halftime for Season Sweep of PSC »

William Penn University Athletics

Peru, Neb.–The offense may have finally received the jumpstart it has desperately needed as the William Penn women’s basketball team defeated Peru State 78-51 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play Saturday. Ahead just 41-35 at the break, the Statesmen (10-11, 7-7 Heart) dominated the…

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“Mission Accomplished Indian 8th Grade Boys Finish Season Undefeated at 12-0” »

Oskaloosa Indians

The Oskaloosa Boys 8th Grade Basketball team had one more hurdle Monday to reach an undefeated season and an undefeated middle school career in both…

Feb 4 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Editorial Osky News

Letter To The Editor: Reasons To Support Renewable Fuels This Election Season

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. Many Christians agonize over their voting choices and this year is particularly difficult with so many…

Jan 29 2016 / Read More »
Agendas and Minutes Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa City Council Agenda

City of Oskaloosa City Council Meeting Regular Session Council Chambers City Hall, 220 S. Market Street Oskaloosa, IA 52577 Agenda February 1, 2016  Call to Order and Roll Call – 6:00 P.M. 1. Invocation: Pastor Bruce…

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Events Central United Methodist Church

Central United Methodist Church To Host “Fat Tuesday” Pancake Dinner

Central United Methodist Church will be holding their annual “Fat Tuesday” Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, February 9th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Pancakes, sausage and a beverage will be served for a freewill offering. All proceeds…

Jan 31 2016 / Read More »
Local Sports Central College

Central takes two victories at Iowa Conference Duals

PELLA— A dramatic come from behind victory over the University of Dubuque was the highlight of Saturday’s Iowa Conference Duals for the Central College wrestling team as the Dutch picked up two crucial conference wins. Central…

Jan 24 2016 / Read More »
Clubs and Organizations Lynnville-Sully's sixth grade class visited Pella’s Christian Opportunity Center on Monday, Dec. 21. Students learned more about COC’s services, interacted with people supported and tried their hand at real jobs completed by people supported in COC’s plant.

Lynnville-Sully Students Learn About Christian Opportunity Center

Lynnville-Sully’s sixth grade class visited Pella’s Christian Opportunity Center on Monday, Dec. 21. Students learned more about COC’s services, interacted with people supported and tried their hand at real jobs completed by people supported in COC’s…

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

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

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…

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Local Businesses Christian Opportunity Center

Christian Opportunity Center promotes Bre Brooks to Human Resources Director

Following a comprehensive search process, Christian Opportunity Center has promoted Bre Brooks to Human Resources Director after seven years with the organization in two different positions. Brooks began her time at COC as a Human Resources…

Feb 4 2016 / Read More »
Lifestyle Mahaska Health Partnership

Mahaska Health Partnership Educates on Lead Testing for Children

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…

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