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September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The murderer of a local couple closely tied to the Ottumwa, Oskaloosa and Pella communities was executed by the federal goverment Thursday evening.


OSKALOOSA — Legal fights, public safety, the regional airport, and more were on the table Wednesday as the four vying for two seats on the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors debated.

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Most school districts in both Mahaska and Marion County have been transparent when it comes to letting the public know about COVID-19 cases in classrooms.

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OSKALOOSA — The number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 disease in Mahaska County increased by nearly 7% in one day, according to new state data.

Dutch Greeters welcome the Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau to the PACE Alliance with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The bureau is a destination marketing organization that promotes the Pella area as a tourism destination. 


Pella High School crowned their 2020 Homecoming king and queen earlier this week. Annika Boonstra was crowned queen, and Cole DeWaard was crowned king. Pictured seated from left to right are Homecoming Court Izaak LaHue, Camille Doty, DeWaard, Boonstra, Natalie Boll, and Ryan Mace. Pictured …

PELLA — Eileen Westra, Perioperative Services, was selected as Pella Regional Health Center’s August Shining Star for her high performance standards.

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KNOXVILLE — The Iowa Department of Public Health reports that another Marion County resident has died due to COVID-19.


OSKALOOSA — Two Democratic candidates running for Mahaska County Supervisor and one running for state senate made appearances at a public gathering at Edmundson Park Rotary Shelter Friday night to introduce themselves and outline their campaign goals

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OSKALOOSA — There were 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Marion County Sunday, and six in Mahaska County, according to state data.

OSKALOOSA — There were 11 new disease cases in Mahaska County, the state reported Saturday. Iowa added 901 cases of COVID-19.

Dutch Greeters gave a warm welcome to grāz, a new health food café and coffee shop in Pella. The business is located at 408 Oskaloosa St. 


Twin Cedars Homecoming is today, Sept. 18. The Twin Cedars football team will face Tri-County at 7 p.m., and the king and queen coronation will be at halftime.


OSKALOOSA — It’s homecoming season at the Oskaloosa High School! To help celebrate this year, student council and faculty at OHS have come up with ways to have homecoming be fun yet safe at the same time.


KNOXVILLE — There were a dozen new cases of the COVID-19 disease reported in Marion County Thursday, with the state reporting 230 active cases in the county.

OSKALOOSA — The Mahaska County Conservation Board invites kids ages five and younger to the Knee-High Naturalist program titled “Fall Hike."

PELLA — Katherine Nesbit, assistant professor of English at Central College, has been awarded a Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship to help fund a one-month research trip to archives in England containing early talking books.


RURAL EDDYVILLE — A search warrant turned up marijuana, marijuana plants, methamphetamine, firearms, explosive devices and paraphernalia on Monday, local law enforcement said.

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