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Oskaloosa Football Recognizes Outstanding Players

Alex DeJong, Tanner DeKock, Blake Van Veldhuizen - Apache Awards (Not pictured Seth Howard) photo by Wendy Van Roekel

by Wendy Van Roekel TEAM VOTED AWARDS: Outstanding Support Staff – Anna Jones Jim Peters Award (Best Lineman) – Blake Van Veldhuizen Brent Blanchard Award (Best Running Back) – Seth Howard Outstanding Interior Defender – Blake Van Veldhuizen Outstanding Perimeter Defender – Alex DeJong Special Team Skills Player of the Year – Tyler Miller Special […]

Record Volunteer Numbers at United Way’s Day of Caring

300 volunteers made this years 'Day of Caring' one of the most successful ever. (submitted photo)

by Amy Meyer Above and beyond. That’s the best phrase I can use to describe the work that 300 volunteers did during Wednesday’s Day of Caring event. My name is Amy Meyer, and I’m the Executive Director of United Way of Mahaska County. This is the fifth Day of Caring I’ve been involved with, but […]

Oskaloosa Art Center Finding Success In Change

by Allison McGuire The crossroads between the Square and the Penn Central Mall suddenly sprang to life on Thursday, April 27th. In past days, volunteers had worked speedily to give the Alley a spring spruce, and the members of FACE (Fine Arts and Cultural Events) of Mahaska County were busy putting together the final touches […]

Indians season comes to an end with 70-40 loss to Mt. Pleasant in sub-state final

by Doug DeKock Future looks Bright!! The Oskaloosa Indian Boys’ basketball team picked the wrong night not to play well. The result was a 70-40 loss to a very good Mt. Pleasant team, that improved to 22-2 for the year. The Indians were right in the game, and even led most of the 1st quarter, […]

Legislators discuss Chapter 20 reform, voter ID

The Iowa Capitol

By Charlie Comfort Des Moines, Iowa- Last week, the Iowa Legislature, on near party line votes, approved a bill which would alter Chapter 20 of the Iowa Code, better known as collective bargaining. The bill, which was met with immense discord from union members, was formally passed by the legislature last Thursday after marathon debate […]

Indians claim district championship with 64-56 win over Knoxville

One win away from state tournament By Doug DeKock The Oskaloosa boys’ basketball team showed the heart of a champion on Thursday night as they overcame a double digit deficit to defeat Knoxville 64-56. Things did not look good for the Indians in the early going, as jitters and a hot-shooting Knoxville team jumped to […]

Indians advance in district play with 81-46 win over Washington

by Doug DeKock The Oskaloosa boys basketball team did some things that had not been done for quite a while Monday night in district play at Oskaloosa against Washington. First off, they are hosting districts by being the #2 seed in the substate, secondly, they won a district game beating Washington badly 81-46. The Indians […]

Greatness STEMs from Iowans

by Jeremy Esparza – William Penn Sarah Derry, a graduate of Drake University and the South Central Regional STEM manager, gave a speech on February 15, 2017 in regards to how the STEM Advisory Council is working to build a better transition from education to the workplace environment throughout the state of Iowa. “As the […]

Indians Smash Chariton 69-37 in season final

by Doug DeKock Chariton, Iowa – A 32-point win over a second place South Central Conference team that came in at 14-6 sure feels good. Oskaloosa has been on the receiving end of these beatings for the last few years, so paying back a team that had administered some of those huge losses made it […]

Indians get payback against Dallas Center Grimes 67-56

By Doug DeKock Oskaloosa, Iowa – The last time these two teams played on January 27th, the DCG Mustangs pulled out a hard-fought 2 point win 52-50 on a last second shot. There would be no need for last second shots in this one, as the Indians built a 25 point lead midway through the […]


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