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Oskaloosa Cheer Members Chosen For All-State Cheer

Oskaloosa Indians

This past weekend 6 of our Varsity cheerleaders had tryouts for All-State Cheer. The Iowa All-State Cheerleading Squad is an ICCA/IHSAA sponsored, select team. Any varsity cheerleader of an ICCA member team can try out for the team. Tryouts are held in October every year. Candidates are judged on their motions, jumps, danceability, and gymnastics. […]

Rockets Tackle End Of Season Tournament

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets

EBF @ Mepo Tournament Oct. 14, 2021 EBF vs. Fort Madison 25-19 25-16 EBF vs. Holy Trinity 26-28 25-21 8-15 Mepo 25-21 25-23 STATS Molly Shafer: 76/106 Attacks, 54 Kills, 26/28 Serving, 1 Ace, 27 Digs, 6 Blocks Whitney Klyn: 48/64 Attacks, 18 Kills, 18/25 Serving, 3 Aces, 18 Digs, 7 Blocks Kate Shafer: 3/3 […]

Musco Lighting Fall Challenge Provides Plenty of Racing Excitement

Southern Iowa Speedway

Oskaloosa, Iowa: The annual Musco Lighting Fall Challenge provided non stop racing action both Friday and Saturday, October 15 & 16 as the 2021 racing season came to a close on the Mahaska County fairgrounds ½ mile dirt track. The Southern Iowa Speedway saw 200 entries take part over the two days of racing action. […]

Short-handed Central women’s soccer side loses to Wartburg

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Limiting No. 16 Wartburg College to a pair of goals, the Central College women’s soccer team put the pressure on despite missing four starters in a 2-0 loss Saturday. The Knights (12-1-1, 5-0-0 American Rivers Conference) came into the match averaging over three goals per match but the Central defense held them in […]

Wartburg beats Central men in defensive soccer match

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — The Central College men’s soccer team was defeated 2-0 against Wartburg College Saturday afternoon despite a strong defensive effort by the Dutch. Wartburg (7-4-1, 4-1-0 American Rivers Conference) had outscored their opponents 20-0 in their last four matches but were limited to just two by the Dutch (2-9-1, 0-4-1 conference). One of Wartburg’s […]

Tigers Pass Way Past NM

North Mahaska’s junior Paul DeJong breaks free from Madrid’s Brady Leonard’s strip attempt Friday in the Warhawks’ loss to Madrid, 21-12.

NEW SHARON – Friday’s season finale for North Mahaska (2-6) was not the outcome sought by the seven seniors. The Warhawks were seeking to pick up its third win of the season. Colfax-Mingo was also rooting for the Warhawks in the contest against Madrid. In the end Madrid took advantage of turnovers and a speedy […]

Unfounded Threat at OHS

Oskaloosa Indians

An Oskaloosa High School Press Release Dear Oskaloosa Families: Around 10:30 PM on October 14, 2021, high school administrators were informed by police that there was a rumor of a potential threat in which a student was going to “Bring a gun to school and shoot it up”. This situation was investigated immediately by the […]

Central bags another conference volleyball victory

Central Dutch Athletics

DECORAH — The Central College women’s volleyball team found a way to get a win at Luther College Friday night, battling for a 25-22, 25-18, 22-25, 25-21 victory. The Dutch (12-8, 3-2 American Rivers Conference) outlasted the Norse (2-20, 0-7 conference) in the four-set match. In the decisive fourth set, the match was tied six […]

Mahaska Chamber Bringing Back Social Mixers

Mahaska Chamber and Development Group

October 18, 2022 The Mahaska Chamber & Development Group Diplomats are happy to bring back their social events, formerly known as Business After Hours, with a new name Mahaska Mixer. William Penn University Health & Life Science Center is the host for the event to be held Thursday, November 4 from 4-6 pm. William Penn […]

Buxton: The Coal Mining Town That Once Thrived


Monday, November 8, 2021 7:00 – 8:00 pm Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center Buxton, Iowa was once a thriving coal mining town in Mahaska County. What was special about this town and why did it disappear? Guest speaker, Doug Wilson, has been studying coal mines in Mahaska and surrounding counties all his life. Mr. Wilson […]


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