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Oskaloosa Boys Swim Team Back In Action At Grinnell

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by Rachel Brown The Oskaloosa Boys Swim Team was back in the pool last night for a double dual against Vinton and Grinnell, @ Grinnell. This was the first time this season that we had all of our swimmers able to compete. With that being said we did fall short of winning both duals but […]

Annual Student Council Spaghetti Dinner Set For January 21st

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The Oskaloosa Student Council invites the community to our Spaghetti Dinner on January 21st during the Girls and Boys games against DCG! It starts at 5:45 in the small gym of the high school and will go until the halftime of the Boys Basketball game. We will be serving spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, water […]

Indians Fall Twice in LHC Action

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by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The Oskaloosa boys’ basketball team was a worthy competitor against a pair of teams ahead of it in the league standings, but unfortunately could not take down either last week. OHS (2-7, 0-5 LHC) fell to then-Class 3A #10 Pella 64-47 last Tuesday and lost to Indianola 61-45 last Friday. The Indians […]

Oskaloosa Drops Pair of LHC Battles

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by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The Indians girls’ basketball team fell short against two ranked foes last week. OHS (6-4, 1-4 LHC) fell to then-Class 4A #11 Pella 78-37 last Tuesday and lost to Class 4A #5 Indianola 64-27 last Friday. Oskaloosa dug itself a huge hole versus the Dutch that it was never able to get […]

Oskaloosa JV Defeated At Indianola

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by Nick Coffey This Friday we played Indianola. We got off to another slow start and were down the entire first half. I thought in the first half we had a lot of great looks, we just couldn’t finish plays. Second half we played a lot better and ended up cutting the lead to 2-3 […]

Pella Bests Oskaloosa JV

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We played Pella this past Monday and right from the start it was all Pella. They started the game 20-0. We didn’t execute well in the first quarter and came out flat. I thought we showed great fight as we tied them in the 2nd and 3rd quarter and cut it to within 14, but […]

Nelson Qualifies For Top House At State Debate

Elliot Nelson. He qualified for the top house at state debate, ultimately ranking 4th.

Congratulations to Elliot Nelson. He qualified for the top house at state debate, ultimately ranking 4th. There were 70 students from all over Iowa competing this weekend in the first in-person tournament of the year. This is a huge accomplishment! -Jessica Weinreich


Dan and his wife, Lisa, have four children, Emily, Caroline, Paul, and Joe. When not at school, Dan can be found arranging and performing music with his family. He also enjoys reading, playing tennis and cheering on the Chicago White Sox.

PELLA, IA] The Pella Christian Grade School and Pella Christian High School Boards are pleased to announce that Mr. Dan Zylstra will lead as Head of Schools at Pella Christian Schools beginning the 2022/2023 school year. Zylstra will begin the Head of Schools role on July 1, 2022. Zylstra is currently the Superintendent at West […]

Oskaloosa Drops Ottumwa in Overtime

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by Wade Steinlage Ottumwa–The Indian boys’ basketball team concluded its pre-holiday slate on a winning streak as it defeated Ottumwa 58-53 in overtime in non-conference action back on December 20. In a back-and-forth affair, OHS (2-5) outshot the Bulldogs (1-4) by a 41.9%-36.2% margin to notch its second-straight win. While shooting just 25.0% from behind […]

Local FFA Member Receives Grant from Farm Credit

Shane's Chicken (photo submitted)

NEW SHARON – North Mahaska student Shane Haage hopes he can make a difference in breeding chickens. However, not just any chickens, he wishes to help a rare breed become recognized by the American Poultry Association. Haage received a $1,000 FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) grant by Farm Credit. Haage is a member of the […]


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