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OSKALOOSA — William Penn University and Indian Hills Community College waded into Green Iowa AmeriCorps summer positions and will be working with the City of Oskaloosa Public Works Department, the Mahaska County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), and William Penn University (WPU) d…

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PELLA — The South Central Regional Airport Association approved a resolution to purchase land from the owners of what was referred to as the Vos property Friday.

OSKALOOSA — PFC Ryan Mabee, age 19, of Oskaloosa, recently completed his basic combat training and his advanced individual training, earning his respective unit patch at the Iowa Army National Guard's June patching ceremony.

OTTUMWA — The Iowa Department of Public Health has awarded Indian Hills Community College a grant that will allow the college to provide economic support for female pregnant and parenting students.

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OSKALOOSA— Going to college can be tough. But going to college and being a student-athlete can be really tough. The Oskaloosa Indians have quite a few former student-athletes. The Herald catches up with Bennett Spry and Blake Van Veldhuizen.

OMAHA, Neb. — As part of the FBI’s commitment to attract highly skilled and diverse talent, the FBI Omaha Field Office will host a Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) event on July 23, 2019, from 5–8 p.m.

DES MOINES – Reps. Holly Brink (R-Oskaloosa) and Dustin Hite (R-New Sharon) released information on a few notable bills that were passed during the legislative session which go into effect on July 1, 2019.

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OSKALOOSA — Charges against a man accused of severely injuring an infant have been upgraded to murder after the infant died Friday.

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This historical article is courtesy Mahaska County Historical Society President John Jacobs

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MAHASKA COUNTY — Short-term 28E agreements between the Mahaska County Sheriff's office and incorporated towns within Mahaska County were approved at Monday's Board of Supervisors meeting.

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OSKALOOSA — To say that the Oskaloosa High School shooting team is on target as one of the top shooting teams in the state would be an understatement.

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OSKALOOSA — As a legal dispute between the City of Ottumwa and Larry Clabaugh awaits a final outcome, a new case with similar details has been filed in Mahaska County.

AMES – Agricultural professionals who attended the Iowa State University Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference in May expect a continued modest decline in land values, according to the June edition of the Ag Decision Maker newsletter.

This is the conclusion of a two-part series recognizing the founding of the PAL and the growth of Lacey Recreation Complex.

OSKALOOSA— The Oskaloosa Community School District will be getting a new program called Kinder Prep. This will be the first year Kinder Prep will be in the Oskaloosa Elementary School building, so these students will be paving the way for future learners.

MAHASKA COUNTY – Tickets are on sale now for the Mahaska Hospice Auxiliary’s Quilt Raffle for a chance to win a Queen-plus size “Crazy” quilt, made by the Helping Hands Quilt Group of Oskaloosa.

OSKALOOSA — Prior to Thursday night’s city band concert, everyone is welcome to attend a Flag Day Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. in commemoration of Flag Day (the following day).

OSKALOOSA — On June 7, 2019, Brandy Voss, age 39, of Oskaloosa was ordered to pay restitution of $13,796.93, ordered to pay a $625 civil penalty, and received two years of probation following an investigation by the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bure…

OSKALOOSA— The Oskaloosa Police Department have been out “busting” some of the youth in Mahaska county for doing good things.

OTTUMWA — It’s not easy to tell exactly when caucus season begins in Iowa. There’s no official date. Candidates arrive quietly, months before announcing a run for president.

OSKALOOSA — The old home town is still pretty much the old home town for Oskaloosa High School and Jefferson Elementary School alumni.

OSKALOOSA — Lt. Col. Kelly O’Lear, an Ottumwa native and former Oskaloosa resident, received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary on May 13, 2019. The graduation was held at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

MAHASKA COUNTY — The Mahaska County Conservation Board is providing a free fishing event for kids and their family at the Russell Wildlife Area from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.

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Jeanetta VanDerHart, 92, passed away late Monday evening at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House. Jeanetta was one of 11 siblings and is survived by four brothers: Godert Vander Hart of Waterloo, IA, James Vander Hart of New Sharon, IA, Raymond Vander Hart of Pella, Clarence Vander Hart of Ari…

OSKALOOSA [mdash] Funeral services will be Friday, June 28, 10:30 a.m. at Bates Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday, June 27, at Bates Funeral Chapel starting at 12:00 p.m. with family present 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.