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William Penn Remains 31st

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–A loss to a top-five program did not affect the Statesmen men’s soccer team’s ranking as the NAIA released its second top-25 poll Wednesday. As it was last week, WPU (4-2) is again unofficially 31st, but now tied there with LSU Shreveport (La.) with 21 points. The Statesmen are again one of six representatives from […]

Candidates Set For Oskaloosa Election

Control ballots, voting, Election

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Thursday at 5 pm was the filing deadline for office in local elections. For the Oskaloosa School District, the at-large race has four candidates. Those in no particular order are Kathy Butler, Cheryl Benson, Sam Beltz, and Shawn Garrison. Carl Drost currently represents the at-large seat. For Director District 5, Aaron Hinnah […]

Iowa Farmers Are Pursuing Actions in Response to Changing Weather

Local crops are stressed with the combination of high temps and the lack of moisture.

Study shows Iowa farmers are taking adaptive and maladaptive actions to climate change AMES, Iowa – Iowa is a major producer of grain, meat, dairy, eggs and other major agricultural commodities. The state’s agriculture has also been increasingly impacted by climate change-related extreme weather over the last decade as droughts, extreme rains, floods, and most […]

Second-half surge for Central women in soccer victory

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Notching three goals in three minutes, the Central College women’s soccer team broke a halftime tie and defeated Monmouth College (Ill.) 5-1 Wednesday afternoon. Central (5-1-0) won its fifth consecutive match of the year while the Fighting Scots (0-5-0) are searching for their first win. Tied 1-1 after 45 minutes, Central’s offense awoke […]

Best Of Humanity On Display In Wake Of Ida

Volunteers from New Sharon Fire and Biloxi, Mississippi work to remove a tree from a home in Louisiana.

Livingston, LA – The best of humanity was on display in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Anna Cockerham was taking refuge in a shelter in the town of Livingston after Ida pushed a power pole into her rental home. Lightning then struck the wires, which then started a fire. Cockerham then […]

Statesmen Capture William Penn Classic Title

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa — The William Penn women’s golf team took its second team victory of the season, taking both the team crown and the runner-up spot at the William Penn Classic Monday and Tuesday. William Penn’s varsity squad got off to a slow start on day one, shooting a 323, and trailing the first varsity reserve […]

Oskaloosa Remembers 9/11 With Tribute

A Musco light truck once again has the Ground Zero flag flying over Oskaloosa for the 20th Anniversary of September 11th.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On the east side of the Oskaloosa Square flew a flag that once witnessed tragedy on a national scale. That US flag flew from a Musco light truck as first responders and others worked to recover the remains of their fallen from Ground Zero. The flag shows the soot, holes, and stress […]

Mahaska Health Experts Talk COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine (file photo)

 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Experts from Mahaska Health recently sat down with Oskaloosa News to talk about the current state of COVID-19 within the county. Dr. Tim Breon and Arthur Zacharjasz sat down and answered questions about the vaccines available and if someone will be eligible for an additional dose. Additional information about boosters and […]

Mahaska County Community hosting memorial observance for 20th anniversary of 9/11 events

The flag that flew over Ground Zero by Musco is flying once again for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

“Never Forget” Community members and visitors who wish to pay their respects to the Americans who lost their lives due to the events of September 11, 2001 will have the opportunity to view a field of flags representing the victims during the Mahaska County 9/11 Observance. The 2,977 flags – one for each victim – […]

Mariannette Miller-Meeks: 20 Years Later, We Will Never Forget

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

This weekend is the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks that led to the deaths of 2,996 Americans. September 11th, 2001, started as a beautiful fall day in Iowa. My medical office in Ottumwa, Iowa, was less than five minutes away from my residence. I was on my way to the office shortly before […]


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