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Indians Dominate Chiefs in Non-District Finale

Oskaloosa defeated Keokuk on Friday night to go 4-0 on the season. (photo by Mandy Hafner)

by Wade Steinlage Keokuk–The Oskaloosa football team did not let a long road trip nor a weather delay deter it from its mission of staying undefeated as it powered past Keokuk 49-7 in non-district play Friday. The Indians (4-0) rolled from the opening kickoff, outgaining the Chiefs (1-3) by a 360-174 margin, which makes the […]

Indians Drop Norwalk in Four Sets

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by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The Oskaloosa girls’ volleyball team bolstered its resume and its confidence Tuesday, defeating #15 Norwalk 3-1 in Little Hawkeye Conference action. The Indians (16-3, 3-0 LHC) disposed of the Warriors by scores of 25-17, 25-17, 19-25, 25-21. The victory starts a new winning streak after Oskaloosa’s most recent six-match streak was snapped […]

Candidates Set For Oskaloosa Election

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Oskaloosa, Iowa – Thursday at 5 pm was the filing deadline for office in local elections. For the Oskaloosa School District, the at-large race has four candidates. Those in no particular order are Kathy Butler, Cheryl Benson, Sam Beltz, and Shawn Garrison. Carl Drost currently represents the at-large seat. For Director District 5, Aaron Hinnah […]

Best Of Humanity On Display In Wake Of Ida

Volunteers from New Sharon Fire and Biloxi, Mississippi work to remove a tree from a home in Louisiana.

Livingston, LA – The best of humanity was on display in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Anna Cockerham was taking refuge in a shelter in the town of Livingston after Ida pushed a power pole into her rental home. Lightning then struck the wires, which then started a fire. Cockerham then […]

Oskaloosa Homecoming 2021

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It’s time to pack your bags and get ready for Destination Homecoming! From Monday, September 27th through Friday, October 1st, action-packed activities will be put on by the OHS Student Council for 2021 Homecoming! At OHS, events like dress-up days will be in effect; Monday Travel Day (Pajamas), Tropical Tuesday (beach clothes), Texas (dress up […]

Oskaloosa Remembers 9/11 With Tribute

A Musco light truck once again has the Ground Zero flag flying over Oskaloosa for the 20th Anniversary of September 11th.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – On the east side of the Oskaloosa Square flew a flag that once witnessed tragedy on a national scale. That US flag flew from a Musco light truck as first responders and others worked to recover the remains of their fallen from Ground Zero. The flag shows the soot, holes, and stress […]

Oskaloosa Remains Perfect with Late Defensive Stand

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by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The Indian football team kept its record unblemished, surviving a scare from Burlington to win 24-19 in non-district play Friday. Oskaloosa (3-0) bent a bit as it was outgained 373-235, but did not break in its first tight matchup of the fall. The Greyhounds (2-1) suffered their first defeat, despite a massive […]

Trick Or Treat 2021 In Oskaloosa Announced

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Thursday, Oct. 28 Oskaloosa Trick or Treat Events: Main Street is planning their annual trek around the Square for Thursday, Oct. 28 at 4 pm, Mahaska Drug is the same night from 4 – 8 pm. With a rain date of Friday the 29th. Oskaloosa City-wide Trick or Treat Thurs., Oct. 28 from 6-8 pm […]

Mahaska Health Experts Talk COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine (file photo)

 Oskaloosa, Iowa – Experts from Mahaska Health recently sat down with Oskaloosa News to talk about the current state of COVID-19 within the county. Dr. Tim Breon and Arthur Zacharjasz sat down and answered questions about the vaccines available and if someone will be eligible for an additional dose. Additional information about boosters and […]

Mahaska County Community hosting memorial observance for 20th anniversary of 9/11 events

The flag that flew over Ground Zero by Musco is flying once again for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

“Never Forget” Community members and visitors who wish to pay their respects to the Americans who lost their lives due to the events of September 11, 2001 will have the opportunity to view a field of flags representing the victims during the Mahaska County 9/11 Observance. The 2,977 flags – one for each victim – […]


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