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Promoting child protection during COVID-19 Oskaloosa, IA – MAHASKA COUNTY YMCA is participating in the Five Days of Action, October 26-30, 2020. The Five Days of Action is a week designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. The MAHASKA COUNTY YMCA encourages adults and organizations in […]

Norma Gasperi

Norma Gasperi September 20, 1924 – October 20, 2020 Des Moines (Keomah Village), Iowa | Age 96 Norma Louise Gasperi, 96, of Des Moines, formerly of Keomah Village, Oskaloosa, passed away on October 20, 2020, at her home in Des Moines, Iowa. Norma Moore was born on September 20, 1924, at her grandfather’s farmhouse across […]

Area Veterans To Host Observance At City Square

A Veterans Day observance will be held at the Oskaloosa city square Wednesday, November 11 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The observance will include a brief program from the Bandstand, followed by a 21-gun salute in front of the Courthouse and the playing of “Taps” at 11 a.m. Attendees are invited to a luncheon at the […]

Margaret Gerdes Byrom

Margaret Gerdes Byrom March 7, 1922 – October 19, 2020 Oskaloosa (Rose Hill), Iowa | Age 98 Margaret Byrom, 98, of Oskaloosa and formerly of Rose Hill, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at the Oskaloosa Care Center. Margaret Gerdes Byrom, daughter of Charles Henry and Celia Ann Fischen Gerdes, was born March 7, 1922 […]

Oskaloosa Community School DistrictAddresses Timberline Data Security Incident

OSKALOOSA, IOWA (OCTOBER 20, 2020) – Beginning today, Timberline Billing Service, LLC (“Timberline”) is mailing letters to students of several Iowa school districts notifying them of a privacy incident that may have involved some of their information. Timberline provides Medicaid billing and reimbursement services to over 190 school districts in Iowa, including Oskaloosa Community School […]

Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.7 Percent in September

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in September. This is a decline from August’s rate of 6.0 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 7.9 percent in September. “September is the fifth consecutive month we have seen a drop in unemployment since the beginning of the pandemic and […]

NM Advances in 1A Volleyball

BUSSEY – For the first time in more than two weeks North Mahaska had a complete contingent of varsity volleyball players. Though the team struggled at times, the Warhawks defeated host Twin Cedars 25-21, 25-18, 26-24. North Mahaska, 10-9, will advance to the regional semifinals against No. 13 WACO in Wayland. North Mahaska would build […]

Letter To The Editor: Vote For Kathryn Kaul-Goodman

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Editors Note: The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily the views or opinions of Oskaloosa News. As a Mahaska County citizen, I would like to ask you to vote for Kathryn Kaul-Goodman. She will support our county as a whole. Not just the rural areas or the outskirts of our towns, […]

Statesmen Take First at Baker Match Play

William Penn University Athletics

Olathe, Kan.–It was a change of pace for the women’s golf team of William Penn University on Monday and Tuesday as the squad traveled south for the Baker Match Play. The two-day tournament saw the Statesmen defeat Hastings and Baker en route to a first-place finish in their final match of the fall. The match […]

Statesmen Drop First Conference Match

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The William Penn women’s volleyball team continued its stretch of home games on Tuesday in a clash of undefeated teams as the Grand View Vikings came to town. The Statesmen and Vikings entered Tuesday’s contest as the only teams yet to lose in the Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division, but the Vikings emerged […]


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