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MAHASKA COUNTY — The final vote canvass for Mahaska County has been done, with no surprise results.

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OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa Community School District Board of Directors recently learned about how student success is measured.

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OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa Lions Club hosted a Diabetes Health Fair over the weekend to raise awareness about how to manage, prevent, and live with diabetes.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.

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EDDYVILLE — The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont drama department isn’t pulling any punches with its upcoming production of ‘Ghost, the Musical.’

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OSKALOOSA — With the Iowa Caucus three months away, Oskaloosa and many other rural towns in Iowa have seen visits from several of the presidential candidates.

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Editor’s note: During an exclusive post town-hall interview on Monday with former Vice President Joe Biden, the Herald had the opportunity to ask a few other questions regarding his veteran’s policies and a few other topics.

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller joined a multi-state effort calling on the U.S. Department of Education to immediately forgive the loans of former ITT Tech students who attended the bankrupt for-profit school when it closed.

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OSKALOOSA — While many people were off work on Monday, Former Vice President Joe Biden was hard at work holding a town hall in Oskaloosa discussing his policy for veterans and their families.

DES MOINES — Iowa will launch a tracking and reporting system for sexual assault evidence kits, which will provide transparent status updates to survivors of rape as well as law enforcement and medical professionals.

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OSKALOOSA — Arthur S. Rogers, 23, of 1111 First Ave. W., Oskaloosa, was the last man alive of his machine gun crew at the Battle of the Marne.

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OSKALOOSA — Temperatures have begun to drop and most farmer’s markets, like the Oskaloosa Vendor and Farmers Market, are closing shop until next summer when the weather warms up, but not in Oskaloosa.

OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa Main Street was one of five communities chosen to show off their designated downtown areas to a group of local Missouri Main Street Program Directors.

OSKALOOSA – William Penn University has a lot of students from warmer climates that may not be prepared for winter in Iowa and Residence Life is aiming to change that with the help of the community.

OSKALOOSA — Several students from Oskaloosa High School attended the 39th annual Iowa Student Leadership Conference – “Shine the Light” XXXIX, at Iowa Events Center, Des Moines.

PELLA — Central College’s A Cappella Choir will visit Central Iowa with four stops over three days from Nov. 8-10 on its Central Iowa tour. Several performances are free and open to the public.

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa High School Student Council is hosting a Veterans Day assembly in order to show their appreciation for veterans of Mahaska County.

IOWA ‚ From the looks of the old photo, nobody has ever enjoyed a birthday cake more than the one Shirley Dean received on the day she turned 12, back in 1950. There she is in her party dress, beaming at the frosted cake and its candles.

DES MOINES – Beginning farmers have the opportunity to manage DNR land through the DNR’s Agriculture Lease Program in 2020, in part to legislation passed in 2013.

After an effort to create a viral gender reveal video resulted in an explosion near Knoxville that killed a grandmother-to-be, an Internet blogger believed to be the beginning of gender reveal parties regrets what the trend has become.

ROSE HILL — Mike Jackson will host a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day exploring ways to plant and manage cover crops from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, on his farm near Rose Hill (2156 Snyder Ave., a few miles northwest of town).

OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa Chamber and Main Street have laid out a Christmas challenge.

Parents and their children showed up in their best costumes for treats, fun and games at the Mahaska Drug Autumn Fest Thursday evening. Look for expanded coverage of the event in this coming Tuesday's Herald.

A truck hauling hogs collided with a driver and her passenger in a car at the intersection of Market Street and A Avenue Thursday afternoon. There were no injuries reported and the accident is still under investigation.

PELLA — Des Moines will host a launch party from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6., for the podcast “Mid-Americana: Stories from a Changing Midwest.” It is a project of Central College professors Joshua Dolezal, professor of English, and Brian Campbell, director of sustainability education.

OSKALOOSA — Cheryl Ferree returns year after year to witness the mayor sign the annual poppy proclamation.

OSKALOOSA — The Iowa Mason’s Benevolent Society Building, on the northeast corner of the square, is actually two buildings in one.

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