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Human Remains Found North Of Montezuma

Department of Criminal Investigation

Montezuma, Iowa – The State Medical Examiner was working a scene north of Montezuma near Ewart Road and 110th St. Division of Criminal Investigation Assistant Director Mitch Mortvedt spoke with the press on Thursday afternoon after a farmer had reported what he believed were human remains. The Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office responded and confirmed what […]

A Sweet Taste Of History Made With A Dream In Mind

Nancy Spoelstra breaks open a sorghum stalk to showcase the amount of juice inside.

Mahaska County, Iowa – In a small private campground between Leighton and New Sharon, a group of people continue the process of making sorghum syrup. The crop is planted and grown on the two-acre plot, and in the fall, before the first frost, a group of individuals gather to harvest and then press the sorghum, […]

Schrock Resigns As Oskaloosa City Manager

Oskaloosa City Manager Michael Schrock in his office this past week. Schrock was awarded Manager of the Year Award from the Iowa City/County Management Association (IaCMA)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa City Manager Michael Schrock has resigned from his position and will be taking a position as Assistant City Manager with the city of Ankeny. In his formal letter of resignation, Schrock set October 27th, 2021, as his final day with the city of Oskaloosa. He will begin his new position on […]

Statesmen Compete at Culver-Stockton Tournament

William Penn University Athletics

Quincy, Ill.– The Statesmen men’s golf team competed in the Culver-Stockton Wildcat Classic hosted at Spring Lake Country Club Sunday and Monday. Spring Lake Country Club is an 18-hole private golf course that plays around 6,500 yards and features a par-72 layout. The Statesmen concluded the tournament with a two-round total of 668 (337-331) and […]

Statesmen Compete at Culver-Stockton Tournament

William Penn University Athletics

Quincy, Ill.– The Statesmen men’s golf team competed in the Culver-Stockton Wildcat Classic hosted at Spring Lake Country Club Sunday and Monday. Spring Lake Country Club is an 18-hole private golf course that plays around 6,500 yards and features a par-72 layout. The Statesmen concluded the tournament with a two-round total of 668 (337-331) and […]

WPU Takes Fourth at Midland Tournament

William Penn University Athletics

Lincoln, Neb.–The William Penn shotgun sports team competed well in the biggest tournament in its young history as it faced off at the Midland Warrior Open last Friday through Sunday. The Statesmen placed fourth out of 12 teams, hitting 1,907 out of 2,000 total targets for a 95.35% rate. The top five teams were separated […]

WPU Falls 2-1 to Grand View

William Penn University Athletics

Des Moines–The William Penn women’s soccer team scored early against rival Grand View, but could not get another tally on the board in a 2-1 Heart of America Athletic Conference loss Tuesday. The Statesmen (2-5, 0-2 Heart), who remain winless in league play, were outshot 16-6, including a 12-4 mark in shots on goal. The […]

Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter Celebrates Service To Mahaska Community

The public came out to support Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter this past weekend, and celebrate its 45 years in the community.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Under the shade of some large trees on the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds, Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter Celebrated 45 years of service in Mahaska County. Terry Gott, the current director at the shelter, took advantage of the event to also say goodbye to the place he’s been a part of for over a […]

Fall Festival Makes Successful Return

The parade at Nelson Pioneer Farm on Saturday highlighted many antique tractors.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – As is the common theme this year, many community activities that fell victim to the pandemic have returned this year. The return also allows putting new ideas and different ways of doing things to the test. Director and curator of the Nelson Pioneer Farm Margaret Spiegel said there were approximately 500 visitors […]

North Mahaska Taking Precautions After Threat

North Mahaska Warhawks

New Sharon, Iowa – The North Mahaska School District made a Facebook post on Monday, September 20th, at 11:15 pm, stating that “At approximately 9:17pm on September 20, the administration was made aware that one of our high school students received a threat from an unknown person on Snapchat. The unknown person threatened harm to […]

                 

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