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Holiday Tips To Stay Healthy

Dr. Preston Sereg

 by Ken Allsup November 24, 2021 Oskaloosa, Iowa – I recently sat down with Dr. Sereg from Mahaska Health about eating healthy while enjoying holiday food. We also talked about physical activity and touched on mental health during this time of the year. You can reach out to Mahaska Health for any further help.

Emotional And Mental Help Is Available During The Holidays

thanksgiving dinner

by Ken Allsup November 21, 2021 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Many associate the holiday season with joy, meals with family and friends, gatherings with co-workers, and other social events. Those feelings aren’t always that way for everyone, when the holidays can often mean stress and depression. The demands of the holiday season, unwelcome guests, cooking, cleaning, […]

Oskaloosa Welcomes Back The Holiday Season

The Oskaloosa Municipal Band played as the crowd gathered for the official lighting ceremony on Saturday evening.

by Ken Allsup November 21st, 2021 Oskaloosa, Iowa – “Sweetest little Hallmark movie town” is how Mississippi resident Betsy Boney described Oskaloosa as the lights for the holiday season were officially turned on. A large light switch was set up just north of the bandstand, and local dignitaries gathered there to honor the people that […]

DeRonde Leads Postseason Honors

Oskaloosa Indians

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–Guided by the Class 4A Player of the Year, the Oskaloosa Indian girls’ volleyball team may need to build a trophy room for all of its recent accolades. Faith DeRonde dominated the awards season as she was not only a first-team all-Little Hawkeye performer (fourth time on top team), but also selected […]

Suicide Prevention Available To Help Save Lives

Ask a question, save a life.

An ISU Extension Press Release AMES, Iowa – Iowa’s rural communities and families are still coping with uncertainty and stress caused by the long-term effects of the pandemic. Supply chain shortages continue to contribute to farmers’ anxiety. In response to this continuing impact, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering the program “Question. Persuade. […]

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg Announces a $15 Million Grant Award to the State of Iowa for America’s Infrastructure

United States Department of Transportation

A US Department of Transportation Press Release WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary Pete Buttigieg today announced that the Biden Administration will award $15 million to the city of Clinton through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program. The total FY 21 RAISE investment in American infrastructure was nearly $1 billion, awarded […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Food and Drug Administration

An FDA Press Release November 19, 2021 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUA) for both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines authorizing use of a single booster dose for all individuals 18 years of age and older after completion of primary vaccination with any FDA-authorized or approved COVID-19 […]

Central College Forms BIPOC Coalition with Drake, Grand View, Simpson, William Penn

Central College

PELLA, IA (11/18/2021) Central College has partnered with Drake University, Grand View University, Simpson College and William Penn University to form the BIPOC Coalition. The coalition seeks to foster a sense of community, cultivate leadership and provide mutual support for Black, Indigenous and people of color. The coalition is a safe space for BIPOC students […]

Statesmen Stage Huge Comeback to Open Heart Play

Malyk Thomas (Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, Sports Management) earned the start on Tuesday and earned the right to wear the #22 jersey, in honor of the late Marquis Todd, who passed away tragically one day before a Heart Tournament semifinal game against Peru State in 2018. Since Todd's passing, it has become tradition for a member of the team to wear his number when the team squares off against the Bobcats. Thomas, the last remaining teammate of Todd's at William Penn, was given the honors on Tuesday. (photo by Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn men’s basketball survived an early scare to open Heart of America Athletic Conference play, defeating the Peru State Bobcats 89-86 Tuesday. Malyk Thomas (Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, Sports Management) earned the start on Tuesday and earned the right to wear the #22 jersey, in honor of the late Marquis […]

NM Students Honor Veterans

Former fifth grade teacher Kraig Van Hulzen related the story of his father in-law’s experiences in World War II during North Mahaska’s Veteran’s Day program.

NEW SHARON – Students in grades 7-12 at North Mahaska heard messages of thanks at the annual Veteran’s Day program sponsored by the student council. Former fifth grade teacher Kraig Van Hulzen and English teacher Danny Rivas were the featured speakers. Van Hulzen told a story of a young man who left his country home […]


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