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Statesmen Drop Previously-Unbeaten Missouri Baptist »

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…

Nov 27 2016 / Comments Off on Statesmen Drop Previously-Unbeaten Missouri Baptist / Read More »
Central College

Central women’s basketball team downs Fontbonne »

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…

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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…

Dec 1 2016 / Comments Off on Three Killed, Two Injured In Pella Wal-Mart Crash / Read More »

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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Young Ambassadors Announced »

Caleb Linder (left) and Aubree Bunnell are this years Young Ambassadors for the Lighted Christmas Parade.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Young Ambassador Contest has been a staple of the downtown Christmas festivities for nearly 30 years.…

Nov 28 2016 / Comments Off on Young Ambassadors Announced / Read More »
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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…

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

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…

Dec 1 2016 / Comments Off on Fairfield Races Past Oskaloosa 63-22 in Girls Basketball / Read More »

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…

Nov 27 2016 / Comments Off on Indian Swim Team Compete At Marshalltown / Read More »

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…

Nov 27 2016 / Comments Off on Statesmen Drop Previously-Unbeaten Missouri Baptist / Read More »

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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William Penn Hangs on for Top-10 Victory Over Columbia »

William Penn University Athletics

Columbia, Mo.–The Statesmen men’s basketball team did not suffer a Thanksgiving Day food hangover and certainly did not back down from a major challenge as it defeated #6 Columbia 87-79 in the opener of the Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Classic hosted by Columbia Friday. In a…

Nov 26 2016 / Comments Off on William Penn Hangs on for Top-10 Victory Over Columbia / Read More »

Records fall in Central College men’s basketball victory »

Central College

PELLA — Records were meant to be broken. The Central College men’s basketball team set six school marks in racing past Grinnell College 143-128 Wednesday night, including most points scored in a game (143), most points scored in a half (74), most assists (42), highest…

Nov 24 2016 / Comments Off on Records fall in Central College men’s basketball victory / Read More »

William Penn Knocks Off Rival Vikings 78-66 »

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Sarah Hansen (Jr., Neponset, Ill., Psychology and Human Services) and the William Penn women’s basketball team started slowly, but paced by a smothering defense, the Statesmen utilized a couple of huge spurts to defeat Grand View 78-66 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Tuesday.…

Nov 23 2016 / Comments Off on William Penn Knocks Off Rival Vikings 78-66 / Read More »

WPU Takes TP Game Win with Late Rally »

Torren Jones headlined the victory with 35 points and 11 rebounds

Oskaloosa–Rivalry games always seem to be tighter than one would expect and Tuesday’s latest battle added another memorable chapter in the William Penn-Grand View rivalry book as the Statesmen rallied to defeat the Vikings 89-83 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Tuesday. Despite many…

Nov 23 2016 / Comments Off on WPU Takes TP Game Win with Late Rally / Read More »

Dine rewrites record book in Dutch women’s basketball win »

Central College

MOUNT PLEASANT — A nine-year record stands no longer. Junior guard Emily Dine (Oldsmar, Fla. East Lake HS) registered a school-record eight 3-pointers in the Central College 66-50 victory over Iowa Wesleyan (0-4). Dine tied the record last season with seven threes against the University…

Nov 23 2016 / Comments Off on Dine rewrites record book in Dutch women’s basketball win / Read More »
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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 Health Partnership

Mahaska Health Partnership Massage Therapy to Host Knotty and Nice Saturday, Dec. 3

MAHASKA COUNTY – Being so nice got your feeling knotty? Stop by MHP Massage Therapy’s Knotty and Nice Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 am to Noon in the Cedar Bluff Learning Center (entrance…

Nov 27 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

4-H members donate to MHP Birthing Center

In honor of National 4-H Week, Mahaska Masters 4-H Club members wanted to give back to the community. They decided to present a gift to the first baby born at the MHP Birthing Center during the…

Oct 18 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 Brenda Sytsma is handed the keys by Oskaloosa Hy-Vee manager Clete Hjorth to the new truck the Oskaloosa store gave away.

Lucky Winner Gets Keys To Truck

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A bright red truck has sat on the lot of the Oskaloosa Hy-Vee for months, and customers have entered to win the truck by shopping at the store. Brenda Sytsma got the call…

Nov 24 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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