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Oskaloosa Man Charged With 2nd Degree Murder

Luke VanHemert, 23, of Oskaloosa, IA, is charged with the 2nd Degree Murder of Marquis Todd, says Mahaska County Attorney James Q. Blomgren. The Mahaska County 911 Center received a call at approximately 10:50 pm, March 1st, about a fight that occurred at 603 North 3rd Street in Oskaloosa. Law enforcement found Todd stabbed, just […]

Central pitchers control Olivet bats in baseball triumph

Central Dutch Athletics

AUBURNDALE, Fla. — So far this season the Central College baseball team’s offense had been the talk of the season but that story changed after Monday’s 6-2 victory over Olivet College (Mich.) in the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. Sophomore starter Tre Stanton (Des Moines, Roosevelt HS) tossed six innings of three hit ball, allowing a […]

Oskaloosa Native and Entrepreneur Shares What Sparked His Passion for Improving the Organ Transplant Industry

Dalton Shaull

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – Oskaloosa native and 2018 Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ recipient, Dalton Shaull, will present on Thursday, March 29, at 6:00 p.m. in the Musco Technology Center (MTC) on William Penn University’s Oskaloosa campus. Shaull’s presentation will be about his inspiration and journey to creating HeathTech Solutions and its first innovation, TXP ChatTM. The […]

Eggs and Issues Talking Local Issues

MCDG's Tom Flaherty speaks about housing in Oskaloosa during Saturday's Eggs and Issues.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – This Eggs and Issues was different than most. It featured the Oskaloosa Area Chamber representatives on the panel. The legislators weren’t available on Saturday as they were busy at various conventions around the area. Ann Smith, Emily Brown, and Tom Flaherty were the panel members on Saturday morning. Emily Brown, who is […]

Indians Suffer Tough Loss In Title Game

The Oskaloosa Indians came up 4 points short against Glenwood for the state title.

Des Moines, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians fought their way to the title game of the Iowa Class 3A basketball game on Friday night. They were set to take on Glenwood, a team not so dissimilar to many of the teams the Indians faced all season long. The game was an epic battle between two […]

Indians Survive Go-Hawk Rally To Advance To Championship Game

The Oskaloosa Indians celebrate earning their first ever shot at a state title in basketball.

Des Moines, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians boys basketball team is celebrating their first-ever playoff berth in the champion game. After their relatively easy win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton in the opening round, the cold shooting bug hit the team in their match-up over Waverly-Shell Rock Thursday night. Two quick 3-point shots by Waverly-Shell Rock in […]

Oskaloosa Shoots Lights Out In Second Half To Advance

Oskaloosa's Cole Henry takes it to the hoop on Tuesday afternoon over Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

Des Moines, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians stormed out of the gates in the second half against Sergeant Bluff-Luton Tuesday afternoon to move onto the final four against Waverly-Shell Rock. The Indians were looking for their legs in the first half, and Oskaloosa Head Coach Ryan Parker said that the nerves of stepping onto the […]

Iowa Attorney General’s Office Asked To Be A Part Of Investigation

Marquis Todd's mother, Michelle Turner, and sister Kimmie, were in Oskaloosa early this week looking for answers.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa community was shocked by the stabbing death of Marquis Todd last Thursday evening. Todd was a student at William Penn University and a member of the men’s basketball team. Nearly a week after his death, the community has more questions than answers. Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations spokesman Mitch Mortvedt […]

Osky Girls Track And Field Competes At Dickinson Relays

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Girls Track and Field team opened their season at the Dickinson Relays at UNI this Monday evening. Oskaloosa Head Coach Betsy Luck said, “One individual personal record was set by Emma Kelderman in the open 200 while there were a few other athletes who were very close to setting pr’s. […]

Supervisors Hear About E911 Budget

Mahaska County EMA/911 Director Jamey Robinson shared with the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors the cost breakdown for providing 911 service to the county.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, March 5th in their last Monday meeting of the year. The day of the meeting has been changed to allow Supervisor Mark Doland to attend. He explained that Monday’s are in conflict with his new employment. The board held their public hearing on […]


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