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OSKALOOSA – Twice a month, a local pastor with a passion for glowing metal takes time out of his schedule to teach anyone interested in learning the art of blacksmithing.

Canada geese can be seen all across Iowa. These big birds, who can be spotted flying in their well-known V formations, have some pretty interesting features.

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OSKALOOSA — The father of David C. Fogle, a 7-year-old boy killed in a house fire has been indicted by a grand jury, along with the landlord of the house.

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OSKALOOSA — Exposing students to homosexuality in the schools, the possibility of a state insect, and voting rights for felons were a few of the issues that Mahaska County residents brought to the table at Eggs and Issues over the weekend.

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OSKALOOSA — A winter storm is anticipated for the Mahaska County area.

Interested in having a community event listed in the Oskaloosa Herald Community Calendar? Send info at least one week in advance of the event to Calendar, The Oskaloosa Herald, 1901 A Ave. West, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 or aholland@oskyherald.com or 641-672-2581.

OSKALOOSA — Members of the Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement taskforce investigated open cases in and around Oskaloosa and arrested two people on Feb. 18.

OSKALOOSA – William Penn University has always been known for its rich history of having a diverse student population. In fact, in 1875 the college held its first graduation and the first student to graduate was a woman.

OSKALOOSA — In 2018, Oskaloosa High school vocal music students sang their hearts out to the Foreigner tune ‘I Want to Know What Love is.’

From the musical team behind The Greatest Showman, A Christmas Story, and Dear Evan Hansen comes the OHS Drama Department’s spring production of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s classic, James and the Giant Peach.

OSKALOOSA – Beginning July 1, due to an increase in tax rates, or levies, some Oskaloosa property owners could expect to see an increase in their property taxes for Fiscal Year 2021.

OSKALOOSA — A section of the wall of 203 High Ave. E fell on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

MAHASKA COUNTY — The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors have composed a written response to the cities of Oskaloosa and Pella regarding the fate of 220th Street.

DES MOINES — The routines behind developing a healthy smile and better overall health can start with taking two minutes twice a day to brush your teeth.

IOWA — As part of the U.S. Army’s ongoing overseas operational requirements, Troop C, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard, recently received deployment orders for Operation Enduring Freedom in the United States Afric…

JOHNSTON — Anticipation is growing for Iowa PBS’s upcoming gardening special. Gardening With Steil premieres Sunday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. as part of Festival 2020.

OSKALOOSA – Even death could not separate the friendship and love shared between Oskaloosa Care Center residents Albert Vanderbeek and Aline Crispen, who were announced as the OCC 2020 Valentine’s Day King and Queen.

MAHASKA COUNTY — The President’s Day holiday has bumped regularly-scheduled city and county meetings to Tuesday.

MAHASKA COUNTY –Mahaska Health is inviting area residents, businesses, and organizations for their participation in a 2020 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Town Hall Meeting.

EDDYVILLE — Eddyville Ruritan Club will host a community blood drive from 3–6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 501 Walnut Street, inside the volunteer fire department.

BURLINGAME, Calif. — The Girl Scouts of Northern California is pleased to have bestowed the highest honor possible for a Girl Scout, the Gold Award, to Sydney Fleming of Burlingame, Calif.

Attorneys for Jason Carter say the judge that presided over the civil trial that found him liable for his mother’s death is biased and should recuse herself from an upcoming hearing to set aside that verdict.

OSKALOOSA – Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Manager Erin Parker has been on the job for almost a year now and while she has made significant strides in the direction of the organization, she is in need of volunteers to continue her efforts of finding “Bigs” for her “Littles.”

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OSKALOOSA — Families attending school in the Oskaloosa Community School district will not have to pay more in student fees in the 2020-2021 school year.

OSKALOOSA – Gov. Kim Reynolds dropped in on Oskaloosa residents Wednesday to reel in support for the Invest in Iowa Act, a bill that would impose a 1-cent increase in sales tax.

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

MAHASKA COUNTY — The Mahaska County Master Gardeners recently honored Eileen Blom for reaching the level of 500 cumulative hours of volunteer service as a Iowa Master Gardener.

IOWA — The chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, Troy Price, has resigned.

At the time of year when farmers plan for the upcoming growing season, many are also considering another option for managing their acres.

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Funeral Services for 80-year-old Kenneth L. Van Gilst will be held Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:00 am in the First Christian Reformed Church. A private family burial will be held prior to the service in the Forest Cemetery. Visitation will be open at 10:00 am on Thursday at the First Chri…