RURAL SEYMOUR — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has announced new restrictions on livestock auctions. The announcement came Thursday after a trotting horse auction in Seymour with hundreds in attendance from multiple states was allowed to take place.

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OSKALOOSA—The Oskaloosa Fire Department has announced that their “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign raised a total of $49,739, after setting an initial goal of $10,000.

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OSKALOOSA — Iowa schools will remain closed until April 30, as per Gov. Kim Reynolds’ announcement on Thursday, April 2.

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OSKALOOSA – For the past four months, an AmeriCorps member has been working hard in Mahaska County spreading awareness about Community Partnerships for Protecting Children.

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AMES – Consumers who are purchasing meat products from grocery stores or directly from a meat processor can be confident in the safety of the product, according to Terry Houser, associate professor and extension meat specialist with Iowa State University.

Starting Monday, April 6, the Oskaloosa Herald’s office hours will change temporarily for the month of April, as we reduce hours in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Merle Mann leads a parade of family members and llamas to visit Homestead Assisted Living on Wednesday, April 1.

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OSKALOOSA — When Merle Mann thought about ways to help out the residents at the Homestead Assisted Living Facility, he decided to bring some friends along.

MAHASKA COUNTY — Mahaska County voters are urged to participate in the June 2 primary election via mailed absentee ballots.

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OSKALOOSA — The summer lunch program will continue and will be led by the Oskaloosa Community School District this year.

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DES MOINES — AARP Community Connections, a new online platform launched by AARP Innovation Labs, allows users to organize and find local volunteer groups to help pick up groceries, provide financial assistance or lend emotional support to neighbors, friends and loved ones.

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IOWA — The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, will continue for all current, and new or returning WIC participants.

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The coronavirus has upended life as we knew it in our community. Yet the future remains hopeful as we all do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and break through to the other side of this crisis.

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DES MOINES — As of Wednesday, April 1, an additional 52 positive cases of COVID-19 has been reported, bringing the total to 549.

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DES MOINES — Officials announced 73 new COVID-19 cases in Iowa on Tuesday, including one in Keokuk County. The state also reported one death.

OSKALOOSA — Local stores are accommodating senior citizens, those who may be immunocompromised and expecting mothers with early-morning shopping times.

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OSKALOOSA — The Communication Research Institute at William Penn University was developed to study the convergence of art and technology as it applies to storytelling, but its MediaLab has recently swung into action fighting the COVID-19 virus by making personal protective equipment for Maha…

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Health care dominated political dialogue leading up to the coronavirus crisis this month and if voters in the nation’s heartland are an accurate yardstick, the struggle over the best way to provide it will escalate on the road to November's election.

Oskaloosa Elementary School students and their families are excited to see their teachers drive by in a procession, horns honking. The parade, held Thursday morning, began at the elementary school, made its way through town with lots of smiles and waves and signs. Pictured are Blake, Brody a…

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AMES — It’s a common image: harried adults racing from workplace to home and back again, trying to fulfill work responsibilities, but wanting to be home with family. What happens when working adults have no place to race to, since work and home are the same place? As the COVID-19 pandemic tu…

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OSKALOOSA – As fears of contracting and spreading COVID-19 continue to spread across the country, blood banks and centers increasingly face the threat of a blood shortage nationwide.

Due to a positive COVID-19 community-spread case in Mahaska County, the Oskaloosa Herald will be closed to public entry beginning Thursday, March 26, 2020.

In Iowa’s rural communities, restaurants serve a higher purpose than offering a plate of food or a cup of coffee. On Iowa’s main streets, restaurants are where celebrations are held, people catch up with their friends or it’s a daily chance to socialize.

OTTUMWA — The Health Sciences Division at Indian Hills Community College is attempting to address the medical supply needs in the college’s 10-county area by making a large donation to help alleviate the shortage of supplies during the current pandemic situation.

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OSKALOOSA — The Iowa National Guard was at the Mahaska Health campus on the morning of Monday, March 23.

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OSKALOOSA – Rumors surrounding COVID-19 have been spreading just as fast as the illness itself especially as it relates to government organizations like the Women, Infants & Children’s office.

MAHASKA COUNTY — In order to comply with recommendations from the Iowa Department of Public Health and the governor, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors meeting on March 23 allowed for community participation via teleconference.

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OSKALOOSA—The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors approved a Community Development Block Grant Request from Mahaska Health Grant Writer Cathy Stahl at a 4 p.m. emergency session at the Mahaska County Courthouse on Monday.

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