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OSKALOOSA — A documentary filmmaker with Oskaloosa roots will have his latest work premiere on Tuesday night, Oct. 17.

OSKALOOSA — It was a gorgeous autumn morning for man and beast at Lake Keomah State Park for the sixth annual running of the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter K95K.

OSKALOOSA — According to health care officials at Mahaska Health Partnership, when it comes to packing a lunch, it’s important to make sure food is clean, separated and at the proper temperature to avoid health hazards.

OSKALOOSA — Dozens of local residents walked through the art on display in the Oskaloosa Art Center and Studios exhibition Thursday night, Sept. 7, all which was centered around a theme of dichotomy: Visible/Invisible.

OSKALOOSA — With Labor Day in the past, the unofficial kick-off to autumn activities has begun Here is whooping huge edition of the Weekend FunCast for all your planning needs.

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OSKALOOSA — Tangible representations of difficult to define themes will be on display at the Fine Arts and Cultural Events (FACE) Oskaloosa Art Center and Studios beginning Thursday.

OSKALOOSA — Cast members, crew and audiences seemed to walk away with a new appreciation for, if not understanding of, George Daily, the central figure in the musical ‘George,’ performed Aug. 11, 12 and 13 at the auditorium named for Daily.

OSKALOOSA — It might not be a bustling weekend, but there are community events to participate in and see in Oskaloosa. Do not forget the original Oskaloosa musical, “George,” which opens its three-day run on Friday. The musical is based on the life of community icon George Daily, who played …

Editor’s Note: Staff Writer Angie Holland has a role in the play “George” and Herald Publisher Deb Van Engelenhoven is on the production crew.

OSKALOOSA — The Timberwolves Rendezvousers will be bringing an 1820s-era flair to Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum during the Dog Hollow Rendezvous this weekend.

— Editor's Note: Several employees of the Oskaloosa Herald are heavily involved in the production of "George," including Publisher Deb Van Engelenhoven and Staff Writer Angie Holland.

OSKALOOSA — Just after noon on Thursday, July 27, Layton De Groot and Byron Bruxvoort were tinkering with the Roast-O-Matic on the north side of the city square.

OSKALOOSA —The combination of roasted sweet corn, live music and fun activities has made the annual Sweet Corn Serenade a popular Oskaloosa draw for 30 summers, said Deb Bruxvoort, Oskaloosa Chamber and Development Group Finance Manager. And this year, like usually, there is something for everyone.

OSKALOOSA — Every year across the state of Iowa, young women vie to become their county’s fair queen and represent their county at the Iowa State Fair.

OSKALOOSA — Pacific Northwest native and author Stephen E. Murphy made his way to The Book Vault on Saturday to discuss his memoir, On the Edge: An Odyssey.

OSKALOOSA — The Southern Iowa Fair officially kicks off on Monday, July 17, on the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds. With various activities, races, contests, and concerts spanning the week, it is guaranteed to be nothing, but a fun and successful week, officials said.

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OSKALOOSA — It’s that season of the year when hot morning temperatures grow hotter with each passing hour. The pavement permeates heat. Lawns scream for moisture. Keeping cool is priority one.

OSKALOOSA — The first annual Gamerz Fair, sponsored by Mahaska Communication Group and The Oskaloosa Herald, will mix creativity and skill awarding the best gamers a chance to win game consoles. The event will take place Saturday, July 22, during the Southern Iowa Fair.

OSKALOOSA — The group of men and boys gathered to harvest oats at Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum weren’t working in the field at sunrise as previous generations had done.

OSKALOOSA — Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum makes it easy to have glimpses into history via the museum, but the facility also provides hands-on experiences for visitors.

OSKALOOSA—Where in Oskaloosa is Waldo? The years-old mystery task popular with children has been re-invented locally by the Book Vault.

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OSKALOOSA — With outdoor temperatures warming up and hitting 90 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, heat-related illnesses become more common. According to the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration, each year thousands of workers suffer the effects of heat exposure.

OSKALOOSA — Local students have been getting creative in recent weeks, as members of local 4-H and FFA chapters using bits and pieces of scrap metal to create unique, and often-times abstract, pieces of art. The art work is on display at various locations throughout Oskaloosa.

OSKALOOSA — What is there to do on these long summer days? Check out the weekend adventures in store for this weekend around Mahaska County.

OSKALOOSA — The interpersonal connections that were fostered between William Penn University students and Oskaloosa Middle School students over the course of the school year with the Global Classroom Adventure were so popular, the program is expanding.

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa Community School District Board of Directors approved a new contract for Superintendent Russ Reiter during a special meeting on Tuesday, June 20.

OSKALOOSA — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mahaska County is just taking its first baby steps toward being a fully-fledged program.

OSKALOOSA — The summer will officially be in full swing this weekend starting with one of Iowa’s longest running and most successful art shows. Art on the Square, now in its 49th year, is the finale of the Skunk River Arts Festival, sponsored by FACE of Mahaska County, happening throughout t…

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OSKALOOSA — Friday After Five is back again this year, with even more food, fun and music.

OSKALOOSA — One of the more unusual things you could find in southern Iowa is homemade salsa, but one local family is turning up the heat with their own brand of one of the most popular foods in the world.

 OSKALOOSA — Grammar Man takes a relaxed breath and sighs cheerfully by a roaring fire, hearing his sidekick Collin creaking down the stairs. "Ah," he says, "Tis' the season of punny funs and corny canned ragamans. I just can't wait to candy up all the cute kids for their killer kicks and cr…

OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa Public Library is taking on a program tailored to encourage early childhood reading and comprehension skills to help kids get the skills they need to succeed in school.

OSKALOOSA – Alyssa Phillips and Caleb Hoeksema, along with their parents, Arlen and Luann Phillips and Jim and Donna Hoeksema, wish to announce their engagement.

Mahadevan and Chithra Puliadi, along with David and Carol Greving, would like to announce the engagement of Harini Puliadi to Eric Greving. Harini, a 2013 alumni of the University of Iowa, works as a pediatric nurse at the Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. After graduatin…

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Marvin Moody, 85, of Eddyville, died Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. He was born November 28, 1933, in Mahaska County one of nine children born to Roland George and Eva Fern Lundy Moody. He attended Tracy Schools. Following school, he worked for a s…