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- Photo: Bobcat sighting this past weekend This photo showing a Bobcat was e-mailed to the Herald this past weekend. In part, the email reads, “We are Curt and Sharon Welch and we live straight west of the Lacy Complex here in Oskaloosa. It’s a crisp Sunday morning and while drinking coffee at our dining room table we noticed this bobcat in our backyard. He/She was hunting for RABBITS and didn’t seem too concerned about us taking pictures of him/her. It was amazing watching it bounce and speed across the yard after a rabbit.”
Oskaloosa Lions invites local veterans to join club
The Oskaloosa Lions Club is offering local U.S. veterans a special opportunity to serve their community.
The Involve a U.S. Veteran program is a nationwide initiative sponsored by Lions Clubs International that offers qualified U.S. veterans an entrance fee waiver when joining a local Lions club.
- Photo: Poppy Days proclamation Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt, center, signs a proclamation Wednesday afternoon for the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Poppy Days campaign as VFW Ladies Auxiliary President Cheryl Feree, left, and VFW Ladies Auxiliary Trustee Sheryl Davis, righ, watch. The Poppy campaign begins Friday, Nov. 8, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 16. VFW Auxiliary members will have them available at Hy-Vee, Fareway, Mahaska Drug and Wal-Mart. Proceeds from Poppy Days will help Mahaska County veterans and their families, as well as local disaster victims or local school children.
- Photo: EBF spikers go to state Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont’s volleyball team celebrates its Class 2A state volleyball tournament berth after beating Des Moines Christian in five sets Wednesday night at Pella Christian High School.
Avid golfer's club collection nears 1,000
Jan McLeland, of Oskaloosa, will always have the right club for his golf game.
McLeland’s golf club collection nears 1,000 in numbers, many of which line the walls of his garage.
Going beyond Sunday: Wednesday Night Live! at First Presbyterian
Wednesday nights are “Live!” at First Presbyterian Church.
Joan Heslinga Boer, Christian education director at First Presbyterian Church, said the Wednesday Night Live! midweek program has been going for a bout 12 years now. The program stars at 4:15 p.m. each week, concluding by 6 in the evening.
Eagle Scout projects focused on conservation
Becoming an Eagle Scout is a long journey, one that two Oskaloosa High School students are on right now.
Senior Trevor Mabee and Junior Jared Buckallew are each working on projects on the OHS campus in order to earn their Eagle Scout designations.
Loebsack eyes Osky businesses
Dave Loebsack, Democratic U.S. Congressman from Iowa’s 2nd District, toured area businesses Tuesday after arriving at the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group office.
Incumbents won re-election in Oskaloosa
The incumbents for Oskaloosa mayor and city council won re-election on Election Day Tuesday.
In Oskaloosa, the mayor and four members of the city council were up for re-election. Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt faced challenger Denny Doud. In 1st Ward, incumbent Aaron Ver Steeg faced Dave Allgood and Lauren McMahan. In 3rd Ward, incumbent Doug Yates faced off against Jennifer Doland. For the two At-Large seats, incumbents Scottie Moore and Tom Walling faced challengers Shaun Smith, Jimmy Carter and Wyatt Russell.
Relay for Life team holds garage sale fund-raiser Saturday
Local cancer survivors organized a garage sale Saturday at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds to raise money for a Relay for Life walking team.
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