First post season win in school history and the journey continues. The William Penn men's basketball team got the monkey off its back with a 71-65 first round win at the NAIA Division II National Tournament Wednesday.
If you're looking for some hometown entertainment this weekend you can find it at the George Daily Auditorium. About every three years the high school drama department puts on a musical, and this year it's Grease.
The Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament ended Sunday and the William Penn Men's Basketball team picked up its fourth title. WPU is on a 16 game winning streak, that is the most consecutive win in school history.
A familiar building at the intersection of Oskaloosa's busiest intersection may soon see some new life. Officials with Mainstreet Oskaloosa are going after a grant to redevelop the Old Post Office building at A Avenue and Market into a seven unit apartment complex.
Dr. Salami's is officially closed effective Monday, but a new restaurant will be taking it's place this summer. Iowa's Best Bite Restaurant Challenge operated by Art A La Carte selected the former Dr. Salami's location to be the contest grand prize.
The Iowa Court of Appeals heard oral arguments this past Tuesday in the case of former Mahaska County Supervisor Henry Van Weelden. A year ago, Van Weelden was found guilty of first degree theft, misconduct in office, and tampering with records for adding his wife to the taxpayer-funded county insurance program.
The budget cuts from the so-called "sequestration" call for 85 billion dollars to be cut from the federal budget. The cuts come from a self-imposed plan to force Congress and the president to deal with spending and the federal deficit. So far, lawmakers and President Obama have not agreed on a budget, so the automatic cuts went into effect this Friday as set by law.
The following is a news release from the William Penn Sports Information Office.
Oskaloosa--Midwest Collegiate Conference regular season title. Check. MCC Tournament title. Check. NAIA Division II national title. TBD…but after a 104-81 Statesmen victory over #10 Mount Mercy in Sunday's league tourney finals, William Penn's chances are improving exponentially by the day.
It's too soon to tell how much and if any services in the Oskaloosa community school district will be affected due to Governor Terry Branstad's eduction reform bill and approval of school funding. That funding is called allowable growth. Superintendent Russ Reiter told lawmakers what he'd like to see for school funding at last weekend's Eggs and Issues forum.
The top team in the land will take on a hot squad fresh off three upsets as the William Penn men's basketball team opens the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championships against McPherson (Kan.) next Wednesday.
Local lawmakers predict more debate on education reform and education funding. They discussed that issue and more during Eggs and Issues Saturday at Smokey Row in Oskaloosa. The Iowa House of Representatives passed an education reform bill this past week.