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Iowa’s Newest College Graduates Share Old Problem: Debt

By K. Rambo, IowaWatch Some students graduating from an Iowa college or university this month will have to pay off debts that could be close to $100,000. Other loans facing college students are far lower and a lot of students have avoided debt. But for many, taking out loans remains necessary in order to go […]

Wells Named Citizen Of The Year

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group held their annual banquet on the campus of William Penn University on Thursday evening. It was their 138th such banquet in their history. Wells was honored for his years as a business leader, and mentor to many Oskaloosan’s, since starting his business in the 1940s. […]

Iowa smashes record for most new business filings in a single month

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate discusses midterm election policy and security this past week.

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans set a record for most new business filings in a single month during April 2019. Pate’s Business Services Division processed 2,326 filings for new businesses in April. The previous one-month record was 2,204, set in March of 2018. The news comes while Iowa is celebrating […]

Gov. Reynolds announces Future Ready Iowa Summer Youth Intern Pilot Awards

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the first awards for the Future Ready Iowa Summer Youth Intern Pilot Program for low-income students at risk of not graduating from high school. Nonprofit organizations and education institutions are among applicants awarded a total of $248,367 to host summer programs that prepare students for post-secondary education […]

Hy-Vee Kids Fit Encourages Kids

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Hy-Vee Kids Fit program made it’s 3rd annual stop to Statesmen Stadium [Lacey Stadium] on Tuesday morning, and approximately 1000 kids hit the field. Once on the field, the students were encouraged to get moving with games to compete across the different grade levels. Kids also learned what foods would be […]

Residents Share Their Concerns Over Regional Airport

The Stephenson Farm was established in 1881, and could be impacted if the regional airport was built.

Supervisors Say They’ve Proposed A Mitigation Plan For 220th Street Oskaloosa, Iowa – People in opposition to the new regional airport voiced their opinion to the Oskaloosa City Council on Monday evening during the public comments. Nick Ryan, 1815 260th Street Oskaloosa, Iowa, was the first to address the Council on the subject. Ryan referenced […]

Supervisors Continue Black Oaks Clays Discussion

Mahaska County Courthouse

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Monday, May 6, 2019 beginning at 9 am in the 3rd-floor conference room of the Mahaska County Courthouse. Jeff Heil with Northland Securities was on hand to help lead the discussion on what steps were to be taken during the bonding […]

City Council Approves Stop Light Adjustments

Oskaloosa City Hall

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council met in regular session on Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 6 pm inside the Council Chambers at the Oskaloosa City Hall. The Council heard from one City resident and two County residents in regards to the 28E agreement for a regional airport. The three spoke about their disagreements […]

Hite Proud Of First Session In Legislature

Oskaloosa, Iowa – In 2018, New Sharon Mayor Dustin Hite was elected to the Iowa Legislature in House District 79, representing Oskaloosa, New Sharon, and Pella. The 2019 session of the Iowa Legislature recently ended in quick fashion. For Hite, that brought to a close his first year in Des Moines, affecting policy for the […]

William Penn Celebrates 2019 Graduates

Dane Jones receives his diploma from William Penn President John Ottosson on Saturday morning.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – By Monday morning, the campus of William Penn University will be quiet and still. It’s an eerie feeling after a year filled with education and excitement. On Saturday, William Penn University graduated the Class of 2019, sending them on their way to the next chapter in life. Approximately 300 students walked across […]


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