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Playoff Berth In Question With Loss To Demons

Jaden Van Roekel and Kenny Settimi stop Washington's Willis (photo by Wendy Van Roekel)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians traveled to Washington on Friday night, to face a tough district foe in the Demons. Twelve unanswered points in the 4th quarter by the Demons sealed the deal, and the Indians now wait to see if they will draw a wildcard to the playoffs. Washington’s defense was tenacious and […]

Mentorship Program Looks To Build A Better Lives And Community

Katie Orlando, from BBBS of Northeast Iowa (left). Pictured with Katie are members of the advisory board in attendance. Left to right, Katie Orlando, Molly Coster, Steve Burnett, Amy Meyer, Katie Trainer, Debbie Guild, Matt Tippett. (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Mahaska County are going full steam ahead. Paying for the cost of having a mentorship program like Big Brothers and Big Sisters has been ongoing since the plans for the program were put in place in May of 2017. A recent fundraiser event, “Beers and […]

Those Seeking To Be The Next Iowa Governor Make Stops In Oskaloosa

Fred Hubbell, Democrat running for Iowa governor in 2018, stopped by Oskaloosa on Saturday morning.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The contest to become Iowa’s next governor is in full swing, and several candidates have made their way to Mahaska County and Oskaloosa over the past two weeks. Nate Boulton and Fred Hubbell are two of those who made stops at a local coffee shop and spoke with constituents about their ideas […]

Oskaloosa Fire Tackles Second House Fire In A Week

Oskaloosa Firefighter Valinn McReynolds gives a fellow firefighter the thumbs up after battling a house fire on Thursday evening.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Fire Department was dispatched at 7:46 pm to a structure on fire at 114 South L Street in Oskaloosa. When firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were visible on the north side of the house. Oskaloosa Fire Captain Dan Hoy then called in the rest of the department and made […]

Penn Working To Find Ways To Benefit Its Students And Area Employees

William Penn students and area employers took part in the first ever Internship Fair on Thursday.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Finding a way to connect the students of William Penn University and area employers was the purpose of an internship fair held at the PAC on the campus of William Penn University on Thursday. Debbie Stevens, with Career Services at William Penn University, coordinated the event. Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Grant […]

Administration Reviewing Security Policy After Wave Of Statewide Threats

Oskaloosa School Board - October 2017

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board met in regular session on Tuesday evening, October 10th at their new time of 6pm. Oskaloosa Schools Superintendent Russ Reiter spoke about security issues in the district, citing the recent rash of closures at other districts due to threats. Reiter said that the district’s student Infinite Campus portal […]

Oskaloosa Fire Responds To House Fire On High Ave

Oskaloosa Fire Department responded to this home at 1021 High Ave East Sunday night.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Fire Department responded to reports that a smoke alarm at a neighbor’s house was going off. The call came into the Mahaska County 911 center just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. When the Oskaloosa Police Department arrived on the scene, there were visible flames inside the residence located at 1021 […]

Group Of Friends Miss Tragedy By Minutes

A group of friends from Oskaloosa were enjoying their time in Las Vegas, before tragedy struck on October 1st.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – People from around the world watched in horror as the tragedy in Las Vegas unfolded on our television sets. In Oskaloosa, some families were concerned for the safety of their loved ones and reached out desperately to hear the news that they were safe. Eight friends were on vacation together, enjoying friendship […]

OMS Parent Teacher Conferences Set For October 12th and 13th

Parent Teacher conferences are coming up October 12th and 13th in the Oskaloosa district. At Oskaloosa Middle School, we have an “open house” approach to our conferences, meaning families may come at a time that is convenient for them. Conference hours are Thursday 1-8pm and again Friday morning from 8:30 – 11:30am. This allows families […]

Oskaloosa Offense Dominates In Win Over Keokuk

The Indians had their way with the Chief's Friday night 56-14.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians won big over the Keokuk Chiefs on Friday night to move to 5-2 on the season, and 4-1 in district play. Oskaloosa travels to Washington on Friday night to determine who most likely will earn the remaining playoff spot in the district. Washington is also 4-1 in district play, […]


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