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School Board Discusses Updating Board Goals

Oskaloosa Community School Board

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- Updating board goals was a major discussion at the most recent Oskaloosa School Board meeting in August. The board continually reviews and updates board goals on a nearly annual basis. Board goals help to guide the school board over the short term as they look to set a vision for […]

Osky School Board Ballot Set

Oskaloosa Community School Board

by Charlie Comfort Incumbents face challenges as student discipline, achievement issues loom large Oskaloosa, Iowa- For the third time since 2011, the incumbent school board president will face a challenge at the ballot box. Tom Richardson, of rural Oskaloosa and a six year veteran of the board, faces a challenge for the Director District 5 […]

William Penn Graduates embark on next journey

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- Around 300 students turned another page in lives, and in William Penn University’s history, as they received their degrees on Saturday. The 142nd William Penn University Commencement Ceremony recognized those persons who had completed their requirements to earn a four year degree from Willian Penn University. Like in years past, […]

Color Me United 5K A Success

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- Rain did not deter the large group of Oskaloosa residents who came out to support the United Way’s second annual Color Me United 5K. Despite cold and rainy conditions, United Way Executive Director Amy Meyer noted that the run was largely a success this year. “We can’t seem to catch […]

Chalk the Walk hits four years

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- Chalk the Walk hit its’ fourth year as the fundraising event was held on April 22. The annual event was originally established in 2013 by KIGC, the student run radio station at William Penn University. The event serves as a fundraiser for Operation Backpack and the United Way of Mahaska […]

Ag Day brings farm to students

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa, Iowa- Third graders of Mahaska County were recently given the opportunity to understand more about life on a farm through the Ag in the Classroom program. Nearly 280 third grade students from Oskaloosa, Oskaloosa Chisitian, North Mahaska, Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont Fremont attendance center, and Peoria Christian were given the opportunity to […]

Mahaska County ISU Extension celebrates 100 years

by Charlie Comfort Oskaloosa,Iowa- As a part of the Morrill Act of 1862, Iowa State University was established as the first land grant-university in the United States. By 1906, the Iowa Legislature had enacted legislature to create an extension system. According to Nathan Crane, of Iowa State University, the purpose of the extension program was […]

GOP Candidates Work To Separate Themselves

Des Moines- 10 Republican candidates for President spoke to a packed house for the 1st annual Iowa GOP’s Growth and Opportunity Party Saturday. Candidates each had roughly 15 minutes to make their case to the nearly 2,000 persons in attendance. Rand Paul- Senator Paul began his talk by speaking about about excessive spending. “We have […]

Jeb Bush Hosts Town Hall Meeting

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush brought his message of disrupting the Washington political machine to Oskaloosa Wednesday afternoon. Bush spoke to a packed crowd at Smokey Row Wednesday afternoon, often times promising to disrupt the status quo. “The power of Washington needs to shrink so we can be empowered to live lives of purpose and […]

Arterburn Murder Conviction Overturned

Oskaloosa, Iowa- Bradley Arterburn’s 2012 conviction of 1st degree murder has been overturned and a new trial has been ordered. Judge Randy DeGeest handed down the ruling on September 2nd. However, a stay order on the ruling has also been issued by Judge DeGeest and a status hearing will be held on October 2nd. Arterburn’s […]


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