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Oskaloosa Symphony Orchestra Young Performers Concert

This Sunday, the George Daily Auditorium will house the annual Oskaloosa Symphony Orchestra’s Young Performers Concert. The concert usually features two or three outstanding musicians, from the surrounding area, to perform a solo piece that the orchestra will accompany . High School musicians audition in front of Tony Chang, the conductor of the symphony orchestra. […]

Oskaloosa Adopts New Standardized Report Cards

Oskaloosa Community School

As the school year comes to a close, it becomes necessary to reflect on the good and the bad in order to make forward advances in our education system. At an informative meeting at Oskaloosa High School Monday night, Oskaloosa Supt. Russ Reiter stated that teachers are given too much flexibility within the curriculum. He […]

Car collision on Highway 163

Bertha Terpstra,65, of Pella and Denise Beaver,33, of Ottumwa were involved in a mix up with a school bus early last Thursday at the intersection of HWY 163 and 185th St. Terpstra,driving a Chrysler 2000 Town & Country, was attempting to cross HWY 163 at 185th street. Beaver, driving a 2002 Saturn VUE, was west […]

2 Cars sideswipe on Highway 5

David Strode,24, of Centerville sideswiped Steven Starr,37, also of Centerville. At approximately 6:25 yesterday morning, on Highway 5 by 240th St. Strode was South bound on Highway 5 in his 2006 Pontiac, when he fell asleep and crossed the center line coming into contact with the passenger side of the car being driven by Steven […]

Rick Mattix: Bringing Books to the Hood

Rick Mattix, of Bussey, passed away Wednesday at the age of 57. While he may no longer be with us, his talent will. Rick was a gangster, and proud of it. During his life he became a world renowned author on the subject. He also took the title of gangster researcher and historian. His list […]

Tractor rear ended on HWY. 163

Eric Woodard, 43, of Fremont was charged with failure to maintain control when is Ford Pickup rear ended a tractor around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 20. Woodard was traveling west on highway 163 in the outside lane and did not see a tractor that was traveling ahead of him westward on HWY. 163. The farm […]

Local Martial Artist Test Their Skills

Brayton’s Black Belt Academy and Karate for Kids, of 109 N. 3rd, held an advancement testing at the Penn Central Mall earlier today. The testing were for students to receive a belt of higher honor. The higher level of belt the harder of skill level and time of dedication is required. In order to past […]


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