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DES MOINES — One of the two women who damaged portions of the Dakota Access Pipeline has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay nearly $3.2 million in restitution.

EDDYVILLE — Every year the Agri-Power FFA Chapter plants a garden at the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School.

“I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I'm supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I'm praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer ch…

OSKALOOSA — More than 40 people from businesses all across Mahaska County braved the rainy weather to volunteer at several local projects Friday to take part in the United Way's Day of Caring.

Pray! Oh, that sounds so simplistic and basic, doesn’t it?

With commodity and livestock prices being what they are, many farmers are looking at alternative crops as a possible solution for soft markets. Hemp, aronia berries and different cover crops are being experimented with. One farm family, Randy Schnebbe and his wife AJ (Amy Jo), south of Victo…

OSKALOOSA — Soon-to-be-retired Herald Publisher Deb Van Engelenhoven was recognized, along with the newspaper, for helping launch a recycled plastic bag program.

OTTUMWA — Last time Ottumwans heard from Steve Smith he was on stage at Bridge View Center. He was touring as Red Green, the character he played on television for years. The tour was called “This Could Be It.”

TRAER — It's worth a road trip to see. Located in Traer, Iowa, north of Tama, the Winding Stairs is an Iowa Historic Site. Thousands of feet have worn the iron steps smooth. Not just any ordinary winding stairs, it boasts a catwalk at the summit leading to the second floor of what used to be…

A dear friend of mine, Irene, learned about a new word this week. This word is part of the Portuguese language. Knowing that I was born in Brazil, she shared what happened with me with the desire to further understand “the word [that] seemed so lovely” to her.

AMES – Contrary to the snow and cold temperatures some Iowa residents received recently, it is officially spring.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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