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Clay Grace

Clay Grace October 11, 1948 – February 9, 2019 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 70 Henry “Clay” Grace, 70, of Oskaloosa, died Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Mahaska Health Hospital in Oskaloosa. He was born October 11, 1948, in Oskaloosa the son of (Urban) Dale and Betty (Vance) Grace. Clay attended Oskaloosa High School, graduating with […]

Central stays in men’s basketball tourney berth chase

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—Keeping its American Rivers tournament hopes alive, the Central College men’s basketball team put five players in double figures and held off a Luther College 3-point barrage in a 94-90 win Saturday. The Dutch (8-15 overall, 5-9 American Rivers) victory, combined with an 83-61 University of Dubuque loss at Buena Vista University, puts them a […]

Central women’s basketball comeback foiled by Luther

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—It was the kind of second-half effort the Central College women’s basketball has been looking for but not the finish it needed as Luther College hung on for a 63-57 decision Saturday. The Dutch (7-16 overall, 3-11 American Rivers) were down 35-29 at intermission and trailed by as many as 13 points in the first […]

Hospital Auxiliary Holds Fudge Sale Fundraiser

Mahaska Health Partnership

MAHASKA COUNTY – The Mahaska Health Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a fudge sale fundraiser on February 13-14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. outside of Whispering Tree Gifts on Mahaska Health’s Campus. “If you are looking for a Valentine’s Day gift you will want to stop by the sale,” said Kim Langfitt Mahaska Health […]

Lyrical Iowa Competition Deadline Approaching

Oskaloosa News

The deadline for entering Iowa Poetry Association’s (IPA) 74th Annual “Lyrical Iowa” competition is February 28 and is open to interested poetry writers, said Pam Blomgren, IPA’s representative for Mahaska County. “Lyrical Iowa” is an annual anthology comprised of poems written by Iowa writers of all ages. Each year, top-ranking poems are awarded cash prizes […]

The Rozenboom Report by Senator Ken Rozenboom – February 8, 2019

Sen. Ken Rozenboom (R-District 40)

by Ken Rozenboom Education funding is always a big topic of discussion during the first weeks of each legislative session. This week we started the process for setting an education budget for the next fiscal year. Senate File 172, which sets supplemental state aid (SSA) and Senate File 171, which is the transportation/per pupil equity […]

Kevin Ellis

Kevin Ellis February 22, 1962 – February 7, 2019 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 56 Kevin Ellis, 56, of Oskaloosa, died at his home in Oskaloosa. He was born February 22, 1962, in Oskaloosa the son of Willard and Naomi Faulkner Ellis. Kevin attended Oskaloosa High School and enjoyed playing in the marching band before graduating […]

Central wrestling team stifles Simpson

Central Dutch Athletics

INDIANOLA — Winning for the 10th straight time against its rivals from Simpson College, the Central College wrestling team blanked the Storm 45-0 Thursday night. The shutout victory for the Dutch was the third in the series between the two teams. Central previously whitewashed Simpson 49-0 on December 1, 1976 and February 13, 1986. Five […]

Mahaska County Conservation Board hosting a Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring Training in March

It’s a Saturday morning by the river where a volunteer stands with binoculars trained on the tallest tree in the vicinity. In this tree is a one ton nest, home to two bald eagles and their young. Are there two or three young in that nest? Hard to tell and a follow up visit will […]

Hite Capitol Update – February 8, 2019

Rep. Dustin Hite (R-District 79)

by Dustin Hite We are just wrapping up week four of session from the Statehouse in Des Moines. This week was similar to the last, with many bills passing through subcommittee and committee. I had the honor of chairing two subcommittees this week. The first was for House Study Bill 29. This legislation would allow […]


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