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Call for Collections at the Mahaska County Memories Roadshow

OSKALOOSA, IA — Make Mahaska County history! Help the George Daily Auditorium grow the digitized archives of Mahaska County. Join us at Penn Central Mall on Saturday, March 17 any time from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.! Bring up to three photos from your personal collection that help tell the story of Mahaska. We’ll scan […]

Indians Survive Go-Hawk Rally To Advance To Championship Game

The Oskaloosa Indians celebrate earning their first ever shot at a state title in basketball.

Des Moines, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians boys basketball team is celebrating their first-ever playoff berth in the champion game. After their relatively easy win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton in the opening round, the cold shooting bug hit the team in their match-up over Waverly-Shell Rock Thursday night. Two quick 3-point shots by Waverly-Shell Rock in […]

Vander Linden – Capitol Update: March 8, 2018

by Guy Vander Linden Revenue Continues to Show Strength in February State revenue continues its recent strong trend, according to the Legislative Services Agency’s monthly report released last week. Through the first eight months of Fiscal Year 2018, state revenue has increased $428.6 million over last year’s level. The growth amounts to an increase of […]

Sheets Snapshot – March 8, 2018

by Larry Sheets Dear friends in House District 80, There were 192 Bills that got through the first funnel. Some recent ones are noteworthy: • The Senate passed SF2281 (30-20). This bill bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected unless the mother’s life is in danger. It has been sent to the House […]

Oskaloosa Shoots Lights Out In Second Half To Advance

Oskaloosa's Cole Henry takes it to the hoop on Tuesday afternoon over Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

Des Moines, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians stormed out of the gates in the second half against Sergeant Bluff-Luton Tuesday afternoon to move onto the final four against Waverly-Shell Rock. The Indians were looking for their legs in the first half, and Oskaloosa Head Coach Ryan Parker said that the nerves of stepping onto the […]

Iowa Attorney General’s Office Asked To Be A Part Of Investigation

Marquis Todd's mother, Michelle Turner, and sister Kimmie, were in Oskaloosa early this week looking for answers.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa community was shocked by the stabbing death of Marquis Todd last Thursday evening. Todd was a student at William Penn University and a member of the men’s basketball team. Nearly a week after his death, the community has more questions than answers. Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations spokesman Mitch Mortvedt […]

Supervisors Hear About E911 Budget

Mahaska County EMA/911 Director Jamey Robinson shared with the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors the cost breakdown for providing 911 service to the county.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, March 5th in their last Monday meeting of the year. The day of the meeting has been changed to allow Supervisor Mark Doland to attend. He explained that Monday’s are in conflict with his new employment. The board held their public hearing on […]

Council Approves Road Project And New Aerial Apparatus

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on Monday, March 5th, 2018. The mayor, at the request of council-member Tom Walling, pulled item E and F from the consent agenda. The remainder of the consent agenda passed unanimously. Item E was a request to authorize and direct Ahlers & Cooney to […]

William Penn Nationals Bound After Defeat of MNU

The William Penn Women's team celebrated a win that sends them back to the national tournament. They honored their friend Marquis Todd at the conclusion of the game.

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The Statesmen women’s basketball team silenced the critics for the second time in less than a month as it won 81-69 over #3 seed MidAmerica Nazarene in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals Saturday. With its win and Central Methodist’s victory over Grand View in the other semifinal, #2 seed […]

Statesmen Fall in Game Played with Heavy Hearts

Marquis Todd's jersey was on the bench with the Statesmen as they took on Peru State.

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–Less than 24 hours after the loss of one of their own, the William Penn men’s basketball team stepped onto the hardwood and played in his memory, and while their angel was with them in their hearts and minds to lead them through a gutsy performance, the Statesmen could not claim victory […]


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