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William Penn Football Expecting Great Things »

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The heat of summer will soon give way to the crisp air of fall, and the William Penn football team looks to keep things hot when they…

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WPU Starts 2017 at #23 »

by Wade Steilage Oskaloosa–The Statesmen football team will begin its 2017 campaign as one of the top programs in the nation as the NAIA’s preseason top-25 rating was released Monday.…

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Oskaloosa Celebrates ‘George’ »

The production of 'George' took over 50 community members to make happen.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s been 20 years since the construction of the George Daily Auditorium, and people young and old…

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Bring Your Old Shoes to the Old Shoe Game »

The Mahaska Community Recreation Foundation will once again collect gently used sports equipment and shoes at the Old Shoe game…

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William Penn Football Expecting Great Things »

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The heat of summer will soon give way to the crisp air of fall, and the William…

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Upcoming Solar Eclipse To Cover 94% Of Sun In Mahaska County »

A partial solar eclipse visible at the Lacey Complex in October of 2014.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The upcoming solar eclipse has many people curious about how to best view it, and how to…

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Bring Your Old Shoes to the Old Shoe Game »

The Mahaska Community Recreation Foundation will once again collect gently used sports equipment and shoes at the Old Shoe game on Friday, August 18th. So bring your old shoes to the old show game and be a part of our “Play it Forward” program on…

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William Penn Football Expecting Great Things »

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The heat of summer will soon give way to the crisp air of fall, and the William Penn football team looks to keep things hot when they work to defend their conference championship. The William Penn team starts off the year ranked…

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Donny Schatz Makes It An Even Ten Knoxville Nationals Victories! »

Donny Schatz won his tenth career Knoxville Nationals title Saturday (Paul Arch Photo)

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 12, 2017) – Donny Schatz continues to add to his legendary resume at the Knoxville Raceway, as he took his tenth career championship in the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores…

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Jason Johnson Wins Feature and World Challenge Friday on FVP Night at the 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals Presented by Casey’s General Stores! »

Jason Johnson won both the main event and World Challenge Friday at the Knoxville Nationals (DB3 Imaging)

Schuchart, Reutzel, Eliason Also Lock Themselves into Finale! by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2017) – Like an Iowa cyclone, Jason Johnson ambushed the competition Friday at Knoxville Raceway on FVP Night at the 57th Annual Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s…

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David Gravel is Perfect on Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! »

David Gravel celebrates his win on night #2 at the Knoxville Nationals (Paul Arch Photo)

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 10, 2017) – David Gravel swept Toyota Night #2 at the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores Thursday night at Knoxville Raceway. After setting quick time, the Watertown, Connecticut native won…

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Kyle Larson Races to Brandt Professional Agriculture Night #1 of the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores! »

Kyle Larson won Brandt Professional Agriculture Night #1 of the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Stores (DB3 Imaging)

Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet Lead in Points by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 9, 2017) – Kyle Larson led wire to wire on Brandt Professional Agriculture Night #1 of the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores…

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WPU Starts 2017 at #23 »

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steilage Oskaloosa–The Statesmen football team will begin its 2017 campaign as one of the top programs in the nation as the NAIA’s preseason top-25 rating was released Monday. William Penn (7-4 in 2016, 4-1 Heart North) gained two positions from the spring poll,…

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Brian Brown Battles to Win 6th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank! »

Brian Brown celebrates his win at the 6th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank (DB3 Imaging)

by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 6, 2017) – Brian Brown passed Keystone State pilot Greg Hodnett on lap eleven, and held on to win the 6th Annual Weld Racing Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank at Knoxville Raceway Saturday. The…

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Clint Garner Finally on Top at Knoxville 360 Nationals! »

Clint Garner won the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals ahead of Brian Brown (L) and Wayne Johnson (R) (DB3 Imaging)

Eric Bridger Victorious in 305’s by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 5, 2017) – One of the greatest 360 sprint pilots ever at the Knoxville Raceway, and indeed, one of the best sprint car drivers at the “Sprint Car Capital of the…

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Greg Hodnett Dominates Night #2 of the 27th Annual Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank! »

Greg Hodnett celebrates his win on night #2 of the Knoxville 360 Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank (Paul Arch Photo)

Clint Garner and Wayne Johnson on Front Row for Saturday’s Finale by Bill Wright and Bryan Hulbert KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 4, 2017) – Greg Hodnett won a three-way battle for the lead and cruised to his first career 360 win at the Knoxville Raceway on…

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Bring Your Old Shoes to the Old Shoe Game »

The Mahaska Community Recreation Foundation will once again collect gently used sports equipment and shoes at the Old Shoe game on Friday, August 18th. So…

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Letter To The Editor: I Knew This Closing Would Provoke Emotions

Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. July 5, 2017 Dear Editor, From: Mark Doland On July 3, 2017 at our board meeting,…

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Oskaloosa Community School Agenda – August 8, 2017

OSKALOOSA COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT Mission: Engaging ALL Students To Embrace The Power Of Learning Vision: Believe, Achieve, And Create With Pride GEORGE DAILY AUDITORIUM BOARD ROOM REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AUGUST 8, 2017…

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Events A partial solar eclipse visible at the Lacey Complex in October of 2014.

Upcoming Solar Eclipse To Cover 94% Of Sun In Mahaska County

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The upcoming solar eclipse has many people curious about how to best view it, and how to do it safely. Laura DeCook, Mahaska County Conservation Naturalist, held an evening workshop demonstrating how to…

Aug 13 2017 / Read More »
Local Sports

Repeat Winners Race to Cure on Juvenile Diabetes Night

by Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (August 2nd, 2017) – Wednesday Night at Southern Iowa Speedway was Juvenile Diabetes Awareness Night sponsored by Middlekoop Seed Corn of Packwood, Iowa. The youngsters got to have some fun at…

Aug 3 2017 / Read More »
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Christian Opportunity Center Increases Supported Employment Efforts

Christian Opportunity Center is increasing its supported employment efforts in the wake of new State rules eliminating sheltered employment. COC has been providing supported employment services since 1987 and has many success stories of people who…

May 13 2017 / Read More »
Education

Harmony Hols Wins IHCC Tom Arnold Scholarship

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College student Harmony Hols from Oskaloosa is one of two winners of the IHCC Tom Arnold Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. Hols had her essay selected by Arnold, the Hollywood…

Aug 3 2017 / Read More »
Local Businesses Oskaloosa News

Swim’s Sports and Awards is back open in Oskaloosa

In May of 2015 a decade’s long business in Oskaloosa was decimated by a fire. Doug Swim had lost his business of over 30 years to the fire. While there has been some disappointing news about…

Apr 15 2017 / Read More »
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Mahaska Health Partnership Encourages Exercise Routines

MAHASKA COUNTY – Exercise is an important part of living a healthy, well-balanced life. However, it can be difficult to make it a priority. MHP Community Wellness Coordinator Ann Smith offers tips on how to make…

Aug 11 2017 / Read More »

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