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GVL Funeral Chapel Now Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Oskaloosa News

It’s often said that change is the only constant in life. After much consideration, David, Shawn and Andrew Langkamp have decided to change their company name. Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel is now the Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory. Since its inception in 1866, as the J.B. McCurdy & Co. Furniture and Undertaking, the funeral chapel […]


L-R: Athletic Trainer Laura Norberg, Senior Blake Van Veldhuizen, Senior Brandt Brown, and Physical Therapist Carol Kelderman smile in front of the newly renovated taping table

Oskaloosa, Iowa – If you’re a student at Oskaloosa High, you have the opportunity to take Mrs. Anna Gritters’ Written Communications course. It’s a college-prep writing class that approximately 75-125 students choose to take each year. But the course does more than just prepare students for college writing courses. It’s helping them make real differences […]

Billy Blake is Iowa’s Young Agent of the Year

Billy Blake of Oskaloosa, Iowa, was recognized at the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa’s 111th Annual Convention recently held September 14th in Altoona, Iowa as the 2017 Young Insurance Agent of the Year. The award is presented annually to Iowa insurance professionals 40-years old or younger who demonstrate leadership within the insurance industry and their […]

Crall Hired As VP Of Ag and Commercial Lending

Don Crall

Keith Welling, President of TruBank, is pleased to announce the hiring of Don Crall as a vice president of ag and commercial lending in its Oskaloosa office. Crall was previously with TruBank in the early to mid-2000’s and left to perform similar duties at his hometown bank, First State Bank of Albia. “We are pleased […]

Tom Flaherty Named Mahaska Community Economic Development Executive Director

Tom Flaherty Named Mahaska Community Economic Development Executive Director

The Mahaska Community Development Group and Development Partners announced today that Tom Flaherty has been named Executive Director of Mahaska Community Economic Development. Flaherty, who begins Sept. 11, will be responsible for managing development activities to increase business expansion and capital investment in the community. He will also help create an outcome-based strategic plan to […]

Swim’s Sports and Awards is back open in Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa News

In May of 2015 a decade’s long business in Oskaloosa was decimated by a fire. Doug Swim had lost his business of over 30 years to the fire. While there has been some disappointing news about business closings in Oskaloosa recently we are happy to announce Swim’s Sports and Awards is open once again at […]

MHP Makes Donation to Mahaska Community Recreation Foundation

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health Partnership facilitated the purchase of two additional automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for the Lacey Recreation Complex. Employees also donated $630 for maintenance of the machines. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the US. It can happen to anyone at anytime and at any age. AEDs […]

Auburn University Raises the Standard for NCAA Baseball Stadiums with New, Retrofitted LED Lighting System

AUBURN, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A newly installed LED lighting system at Samford Stadium-Hitchcock Field at Plainsman Park will significantly improve the experience for Auburn University baseball players and fans, with enhanced light quality and the virtual elimination of glare. Administrators at Auburn made the decision to install new lighting at Plainsman Park in an effort to […]

William Penn University Announces Launch of New Website

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – William Penn University, a private university that offers both liberal arts and professional degrees on undergraduate and graduate levels, recently announced the launch of a newly revamped website. The new website has a clean and uncluttered design, improved functionality, and enhanced visual content focused on the University’s rich Quaker heritage, educational delivery […]

Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Scholarships

MAHASKA COUNTY – Applications for college scholarships from Mahaska Health Partnership are available to high school seniors pursuing a career in a health-related field. The deadline for submitting applications is April 10. Three students chosen by the MHP Board of Trustees will be awarded $500 scholarships. Applicants must be attending North Mahaska, Eddyville-Blakesburg or Oskaloosa […]


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