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The Ironside Axe Company hosted last week's Thankful Thursday event. Brittany Sword performed music and participants got to participate in an axe throwing activity.

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OSKALOOSA — Local stores are experiencing a shortage of blue lights as the community comes together to honor the life of Oskaloosa Police Officer Ian Barnhart, who died last month.

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The Pella Area Community and Economic Alliance held their first Thursdays in Pella last week. The theme was 'Capes and Tiaras' with a visit from Princess Elsa and other family-friendly activities. The event was sponsored by PACE, Families First of Pella and Community 1st Credit Union. 

OSKALOOSA — Louise Childers says she doesn’t know the secret to living for 100 years, but she’s fairly certain it’s related to doing what you love. For Childers, that love is cooking and baking.

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OSKALOOSA — Creating and consuming literature, music and other forms of art become central to our lives in a time of crisis.

OSKALOOSA — As this socially-distanced school year is winding down, thoughts of normal summer plans are surfacing. Although many in-person activities have been suspended until further notice, the George Daily Youth Theatre has created a new model for summer camps this year.

Megan Buyert is a junior at Pella Community High School and has been a part of the Pella FFA Chapter for two years. Throughout her time in FFA, Buyert has competed in reporter’s scrapbook, veterinary science and parliamentary procedure.

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PELLA — Local businesses and organizations have experienced significant challenges due to closures and cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but Wonder Spelen is still on track to build an all-inclusive playground.

The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday to celebrate renovation completions at Knoxville VWF Post 3519. Pictured are Knoxville VFW Post 3519 officers along with members of the post and staff. Officers include Post Commander Dick Reed, Senior Vice Commande…

OSKALOOSA — As the effects of the pandemic spread, small business customers, consumers and communities are encountering hardships. Families are being impacted by lay-offs, students who depend on schools for meals are at-risk, and non-profit agencies and service organizations are canceling re…

Reprinted from Oskaloosa Herald April 2, 1934. Historical articles courtesy Mahaska County Historical Society member John Jacobs

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Interested in having a community event listed in the Oskaloosa Herald Community Calendar? Send info at least one week in advance of the event to Calendar, The Oskaloosa Herald, 1901 A Ave. West, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 or aholland@oskyherald.com or 641-672-2581.

Interested in having a community event listed in the Oskaloosa Herald Community Calendar? Send info at least one week in advance of the event to Calendar, The Oskaloosa Herald, 1901 A Ave. West, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 or aholland@oskyherald.com or 641-672-2581.

Interested in having a community event listed in the Oskaloosa Herald Community Calendar? Send info at least one week in advance of the event to Calendar, The Oskaloosa Herald, 1901 A Ave. West, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 or aholland@oskyherald.com or 641-672-2581.

Interested in having a community event listed in the Oskaloosa Herald Community Calendar? Send info at least one week in advance of the event to Calendar, The Oskaloosa Herald, 1901 A Ave. West, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 or aholland@oskyherald.com or 641-672-2581.

TRACY — Girl Scout Troop 929 will host a community blood drive from 3 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, inside Clay Township Fire and Rescue community room.

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