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Reynolds Tours Cunninghams And Talks Job Skills

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds was in Oskaloosa on Friday, and she was touring Cunninghams and learning about the company’s apprenticeship program. Reynolds administration has embraced apprenticeship programs around the state to help young Iowans find their way into the workforce, and for employers to find the much-needed staff to fill open positions. […]

State Auditor Wants To Help Save Taxpayers Money

Oskaloosa, Iowa – State Auditor Rob Sand was in Oskaloosa on Thursday, and he’s looking to help municipalities save money. Sand is looking for the best PIE recipes, and he wants to make them available to other municipalities to help them save money. PIE is an acronym for Public Innovations and Efficiencies and is an […]

Neff Retires After 24 Years Of Service

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It was an emotional day at Oskaloosa Fire Station No. 1, as Fire Chief Mark Neff hung up his helmet for the final time on Thursday afternoon. Neff started his career at the Oskaloosa Fire Department in November of 1996 as a reserve firefighter. In May of 1998, Neff was hired as […]

WPU Blows Past Graceland with Dominant Second Half

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen football team overcame a poor first half Saturday by tallying 33 unanswered points to open Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division play with a 53-24 win over Graceland on Homecoming. William Penn (3-3-1, 1-0 North) trailed 24-20 at intermission, but kept the Yellowjackets (0-7, 0-1 Heart) winless with five consecutive touchdowns en […]

Hog Building Fire Remains Under Investigation

A New Sharon Fire Department Press Release New Sharon, Iowa – On October 17th, 2019, at 12:30 am, the New Sharon Fire Department was requested for a structure fire in the 2300 block of 135 Street. The structure involved was a hog building. Crews were able to extinguish the fire within four hours from the […]

Indians Prevail Over The Panthers

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians were looking to fix a few things after the defeat at Pella the previous week. One of those was to mark up another win on the season, 30-14 over the Panthers. Oskaloosa struck first when Will Schultz completed a 19-yard pass to Cooper Spry for the touchdown with just […]

Mahaska Bowl Now Statesmen Lanes

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska Bowl has been a location that many people in the area have enjoyed for decades. It’s provided fun and enjoyment to families, as well as a place to be competitive for bowlers. William Penn has owned the facility for seven years, and the facility has served as home base for the […]

Bram Govaerts Speaker For World Food Prize Lecture

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The staff and students, as well as members of the community, took the opportunity to listen and learn from Bram Govaerts. Govaerts is the global Director of Innovative Business Strategies for the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center. Govaerts is the 2014 Norman Borlaug Award winner for Field Research and Application, endowed […]

Women’s Health Night Helps Raise Awareness

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Mahaska Health continued its women’s night health program on Tuesday night at Gateway Church of the Nazarene. Grace Sereg with Mahaska Health spoke about the health night, saying the event has become more all-encompassing than in years past, becoming more about women’s health in general. The speaker panel included Melissa Lamb addressing […]

Investigation Continues Into Weekend Fire

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa Fire Chief Mark Neff says the investigation into a weekend fire is ongoing. On Saturday night, firefighters were called to the 400 block of South Market for a garage fire. The building measured 20 feet by 24 feet in size. The call came in at approximately 10:15 pm. Reports of explosions […]


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