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MAHASKA COUNTY — If you have visited the Southern Iowa Fair since the 1960s then you would probably have noticed a camper with a canopy and a 1960s style rescue vehicle right in the center of the driveway that leads to the livestock barns.

OSKALOOSA — United Way of Mahaska County and Penn Central Mall will host a “Bucket O’ Supplies” sculpture contest starting on Monday, July 22. School supplies used will benefit local students and the Back-to-School Fair.

MAHASKA COUNTY – Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Brown’s Shoe Fit, the top male and top female 5K finisher at Mahaska Health Foundation’s Run in the Sun on Aug. 3, will receive a certificate for a free pair of running shoes, valued up to $150.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra (OSO) Board of Directors recently elected officers for Fiscal 2020; they include Maggie Morrissey, president; Dennis Willhoit, vice president; Diane Dowling, secretary; and Kim Ardueser, treasurer.

MAHASKA COUNTY — The Mahaska County Master Gardeners recently elevated intern Pam Nimtz to certification as an Iowa Master Gardener. She recently completed the volunteer requirement and was presented with a certificate and permanent name badge.

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OSKALOOSA — With Christmas in July coming up this weekend, the weather forecast is obliging by being true to mid-July form. Temperatures are likely to be in the low- to mid-90s, warm enough to melt even the hardiest snowman.

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MAHASKA COUNTY — The Southern Iowa Fair Queen candidates have been announced. The queen competition will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 15 at the free stage.

OTTUMWA — Moving can be intimidating for some, but not for Pastor Chris Childs.

MAHASKA COUNTY — Mahaska County 4-H and Clover Kid members came decked out in their best for the annual Clothing Selection, $15 Challenge, and Fashion Revue Contests.

MAHASKA COUNTY — The carcass beef contest is a great opportunity for all 4-H/FFA youth to learn more about production and the beef industry. Carcass contest exhibitors select an animal to be in the carcass class at their weigh-in in December. They feed and learn more about producing a market…

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OSKALOOSA— The southern Iowa Fair is approaching, which means a lot of people are staying busy and getting prepared for the eventful week.

AMES — Grain and livestock farmers can both benefit from the recent rule change by the United States Department of Agriculture, which allows farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres to harvest those fields beginning Sept. 1.

DES MOINES — The Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce contract negotiations with the state’s Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) have concluded and contracts have been signed for state fiscal year 2020.

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OSKALOOSA— The Oskaloosa Municipal Band continues their annual season of performances at 8 p.m. Every Thursday evening during the summer months as they have since 1864.

OSKALOOSA— On Wednesday, July 3, the Oskaloosa community honored Reuben Van Veldhuizen. Three years ago on July 7, Reuben unexpectedly passed away during a routine medical procedure at the age of 12.

IOWA — Gage O’Connor from the Ankeny Hawks Shooting Sports Team hit 200 straight clay targets at the State Trap Shoot the first week of June, besting all other shooters. But in the end, his effort was not enough to hold off the varsity squad from North Scott who had the high squad score, hit…

MARSHALLTOWN — Thomas Wilkin of New Sharon, along with 188 other students, was named to the spring 2019 (January to May) Dean's List at Marshalltown Community College.

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AMES – Forty Iowans graduated from the distinguished Leadership Iowa program during the 2019 Taking Care of Business Conference in Ames on June 6.

OSKALOOSA — The Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance announced the 2018-2019 award recipients at its annual convention, which was held at Waukee High School in Waukee, June 25-28.

DES MOINES — Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson recently released the names of students eligible for the Spring Semester Dean’s List.

DES MOINES – Iowa Workforce Development announced an increase to maximum weekly benefits paid to unemployed Iowans and to workers injured on the job. The new benefit payment schedules apply to people who file new unemployment insurance claims on or after July 7, 2019, and to workers injured …

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OSKALOOSA [mdash] Funeral services are pending for 52-year-old Curt Waddell of rural Mahaska County at the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa. Curt died at his home Saturday, July 29, 2019.

Albert "Bud" Witt, age 76, of Tracy, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at his home in Tracy, Iowa. Bud was born on Monday, May 24, 1943, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Michael Albert and Roberta Ellen (Bogard) Witt. He attended school in Oskaloosa. He was united in marriage to Joyce Stocker…