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Oskaloosa — William Penn University held its annual fall President’s Convocation Thursday at George Daily Auditorium, all part of the official start to the new school year.

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OSKALOOSA — This year’s Day of Caring for the United Way of Mahaska County took place on Wednesday and was 140 volunteers strong.

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OSKALOOSA — After stripping away a layer of rubber from the community stadium track, it turns out the asphalt below was not in as bad shape as feared.


OSKALOOSA — The first assembly of the 2019-2020 school year at Oskaloosa Elementary School year had it all.

OSKALOOSA — Sunny skies greeted the residents of Fremont early this past Saturday, which turned out to be the perfect backdrop for the beach party-themed Fremont Days.

LAKE RED ROCK — Due to water line utility upgrades, the Whitebreast Recreation Area will close Sept. 9 for the remainder of the season.

DES MOINES — Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson recently released the names of students eligible for the Summer Semester Dean’s List. To be eligible, a student must have completed a minimum of six credits and earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average for that semester

The Great Prairie Area Education Agency will be accepting Statement of Candidacy submissions for the election of five (5) AEA Board members in October 2019. The five Board positions open for election are:

MAHASKA COUNTY — Mahaska County Auditor Susan Brown addresses last-minute concerns for absentee voters and concerns for voters who go to the polls on election day. A temporary change in voting location for voters in the North Mahaska School District is also announced.

OSKALOOSA — School is back in session and there’s lots of fun things to do this weekend.

OSKALOOSA — A record number of students have enrolled for the fall term at William Penn University. 1,009 students to be exact, and all of them are eager to explore the campus and the community.

AMES – September is National Preparedness Month according to Ready.gov, a public service campaign of the Department of Homeland Security. The site encourages citizens to stay informed about different types of emergencies and how to respond to them, make a family emergency plan, and build an …

MAHASKA COUNTY — The 16th Annual Youth Outdoor Field Day will be held at the Russell Wildlife Area on Saturday, Sept. 28.

PELLA — Lely International and Lely North America are pleased to announce that Chad Huyser has been named Regional Director, Lely International and President, Lely North America.

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa Police Department officially welcomed Jennifer Arriesgado as a police officer at Tuesday’s Oskaloosa City Council meeting.

MAHASKA COUNTY — Pella City Manager Michael Nardini discussed a proposed urban renewal plan with the Mahaska County Boar of Supervisors on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

EDDYVILLE — On Friday August 30, a team from Cargill Corn Milling in Eddyville Iowa took a fleet of canoes and kayaks and floated the stretch from Eveland Access to Hardfish Access near Eddyville.

OSKALOOSA — Lt. Troy Boston, of the Oskaloosa Police Department has served Oskaloosa for 34 years.

ROCHESTER — Although there are only a few homes remaining in Rochester, Iowa today, Rochester was once a major trading center between Eddyville and Bellefountaine.

OSKALOOSA — The Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter Annual K-9 5K is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28 at Lacey Complex.

DES MOINES – Gabriella Ferguson of New Sharon, IA was awarded the $6,500 Bruce Rastetter Biorenewable Resources Scholarship through the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) during the Iowa State Fair Sale of Champions on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.

Temperatures are starting to cool as fall sports are heating up and the Lacey Recreation Complex is active with the results! William Penn Women and Men’s teams and Mahaska Co Soccer Club have begun their soccer season. USSSA is gearing up for fall tournaments. Fall Ball Baseball has begun pl…

MAHASKA COUNTY — In June, Mahaska County 4-H members, Grace Marshall and Charlize DeArmond learned about political processes in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital as part of Citizenship Washington Focus, an intensive 4-H civic engagement program for high-school youth held …

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College has released the names of the students who were on the college’s academic honor roll for the 2019 Summer Term. To be included on the honor roll an IHCC student must be enrolled full-time and have a grade point average for the term of 3.5 or higher on …

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