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Diabetes Fair Provides Advice And Information

Oskaloosa, Iowa – What is diabetes, and how can it best be managed? Those questions and more were explored at the second-ever Diabetes Fair hosted by the Oskaloosa Lion’s Club inside of Penn Central Mall. Debbie Doty with the Oskaloosa Lions Club spoke with Oskaloosa News about the fair, and the importance of keeping up […]

Friends Group Looking To Help Keep Waste From Landfills

Oskaloosa, Iowa – A group from the Friends of Mahaska County Conservation sat in the northwest corner of the Fareway parking lot in Oskaloosa on Saturday morning. They were there to accept donations of plastic grocery bags, which they send in to be recycled. Those bags may seem insignificant, and not a big deal in […]

Election Results Canvassed

Mahaska County, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors canvassed the results from the recent city and school board election this week. Not all of the write-in names have been published as of November 11th, 2019. Results for the vote are as follows: City of Barnes City – Mayor *Barbara Jean Davis – 89.58% […]

Caring And Creativity Makes Cards For Heroes

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The supplies were all laid out on tables in the east hallway of Penn Central Mall on Wednesday afternoon. Before long, kids, parents, grandparents, and more gathered around those tables, using their creative talents to make holiday cards for veterans in the community. Diana Gordin, with Oskaloosa’s VFW Post and Auxiliary 2237, […]

Veterans Share Their Stories

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Veterans Day in Oskaloosa includes the free breakfasts from area restaurants. Veterans then gather at the American Legion Hall before the high school holds their assembly to honor veterans. At the American Legion Hall on Monday, Commander Darrin Alderson encouraged veterans to share their stories. By virtue of your attendance today, it’s […]

Biden Talks Veterans During Campaign Stop

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Former Vice-President and 2020 Presidential Candidate Joe Biden made a Veterans Day stop in Oskaloosa on Monday. The campus of William Penn University played host to the candidate, as it did with Senator Bernie Sanders earlier in the year. Biden was late, as he said, due to a snowstorm between Iowa and […]

Foster Commits To Play For Iowa State

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa Senior Xavier Foster commits to play basketball for Iowa State University in an announcement on Monday morning. Xavier and his parents Kristi and DaJuan sat with Xavier as he thanked those who helped to influence him. A quick comment from mom to look up brought a smile to the face of […]

Oskaloosa Stops To Remember Those Who Served

Where did Veterans Day Start On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, an armistice was signed between the Allied nations and Germany. It would not be until June 28, of 1919 that the Treaty of Versailles was signed officially ending the “The Great War.” So November 11 became the marking […]

WPU Shut Out by Central in Opener

William Penn University Athletics

Pella–The Statesmen wrestling team had a tough season opener, falling 52-0 to Central in dual-meet action Thursday. William Penn (0-1) was unfortunately only able to go the distance in three weights. Matthew Landsperger (Fr., Knoxville, Iowa, Sociology) had the best effort, falling 9-3 to Tanner Zimmerman at 197 pounds. Nadhelo Charles-Pierre (Jr., Miramar, Fla., Sports […]

Oskaloosa Main Street Hosts Missouri Main Street Delegation

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The group from Missouri arrived in Oskaloosa a bit early Wednesday. That allowed spending more time on the good things happening in the downtown district. Oskaloosa’s newest sitdown dining option, Pizza Den, offered up fresh-baked dessert pizzas, which was followed by a slide show of the initiatives taking place to grow Oskaloosa. […]


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