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MAHASKA COUNTY — The Mahaska County Community Foundation has funded 196 projects in every Mahaska County community, totaling nearly $1 million.

I’m often asked, by aspiring writers, how I got my column into so many newspapers.

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OSKALOOSA — The mechanical arm of a small, boxy robot clamped down on a large plastic brick. The robot was steered back to a nearby tray, where it dropped the brick and went back for another.

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Many producers put grain into their storage bins last fall at higher moisture contents than normal, due to late crop maturity and less in-field drying in 2019. For grain stored wetter than recommended for storage through the winter months (above 15% for corn and 13% for soybeans), it is espe…

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OSKALOOSA – While Senator Bernie Sanders was preparing for Tuesday night's debate in Des Moines, a campaign team was in Oskaloosa hosting a Town Hall event at William Penn University.

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OSKALOOSA — Next school year, upperclassmen at Oskaloosa High School will have a “guided choice” of English classes.

MAHASKA COUNTY — The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation will be accepting applications to its Laboratory Control Ltd. Health Career Scholarship Program for the 2020-2021 school year beginning Feb. 1, 2020.

OSKALOOSA – Tickets are currently on sale for Mahaska Health Partnership’s Share the Love – An Evening for Hospice fundraising event from now until Feb. 1.

Editor’s note: Alliant Energy serves Mahaska County communities including Rose Hill and Fremont and neighboring communities such as Eddyville, Pella, Hedrick, Sigourney and What Cheer. The City of Oskaloosa is served by MidAmerican Energy.

Influenza activity in Iowa has been increasing on most indicators since early December. The geographic spread of influenza has been widespread across Iowa for three weeks and the percentage of positive influenza tests reported by clinical labs has been above 15 percent.

MAHASKA COUNTY — The Mahaska County Master Gardeners are hosting a Earthworm Casting/vermicomposting (composting by worms) speaker at 6:30 p.m.on Tuesday, Feb. 11. at Mahaska County Extension Office, 212 North I Street Oskaloosa.

FULTON, Ill. — Selfies fill Josh Hill’s Facebook page. Like viral memes, the images are all alike: Men and women wearing Uphill Battle T-shirts or sweatshirts bend their left legs behind them.

OSKALOOSA – During meetings held on January 2, both the 911 Service Board and EMA Commission voted to enter into a new 2020 28E agreement together.

OSKALOOSA – 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang made his first appearance in Oskaloosa on Saturday.

OSKALOOSA — A family’s dog is dead after being attacked by another dog which had been running loose.

Spencer Lee Vancenbrock, now 25, of Eddyville, was charged in March 2019 two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and three counts of supplying alcohol to a minor.

OSKALOOSA – The Mahaska County Conservation Board Environmental Learning Center is kicking off the year with some pretty cool programs for children to get involved in.

MAHASKA COUNTY — The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors and Mahaska County Sheriff Russell Van Renterghem hope increasing pay for new jailer hires will decrease the high turnover.

OSKALOOSA — After 75 years of being listed as missing in action, a long-lost submarine crew will be returning home.

WARREN COUNTY – On Dec. 27, at 3:15 p.m., Warren County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call came of two people that had gone through the ice at Summerset State Park and were yelling for help.

Pella native Tim Bruxvoort spent the holidays undergoing chemotherapy, but he and his family are keeping their spirits high for a cure.

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