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STORM LAKE — Buena Vista University congratulates more than 500 students who were named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List.

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College has released the names of the students who completed their graduation requirements at the end of the 2020-21 Spring Term.

DECORAH — Jacey Davis of Pella, participated in commencement for the Luther College class of 2021 during a Virtual Commencement ceremony on Sunday May 16.

PELLA — Kading will begin showing townhomes at View Pointe Condominiums, located near West 16th Street this month. By July, Kading expects residents to move into some of its 92 new townhomes.

PELLA — The Pella City Council held a public hearing over two infrastructure projects during their Tuesday night meeting, approving contracts for 250th Avenue and a local airport. 

KNOXVILLE — Police have arrested one person after a stabbing left a male victim needing intensive care.

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa City Band will perform their third Thursday night concert of the Summer Concert Series on June 17 at 8 p.m. in the Oskaloosa City Square Park Bandstand.

Monday marks the anniversary of the United States' adoption of the American Flag, and thus is Flag Day.


OSKALOOSA — Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday that it's time for Iowa to start placemaking, and said Oskaloosa is ahead of the curve.

OSKALOOSA — Abby Lumsden, a senior at Oskaloosa High School, and Macy Moore, a senior at North Mahaska High School, have been selected from Bank Iowa’s Oskaloosa region as recipients of the Spirit of Chandy Scholarship. The winners will each receive a $500 scholarship.

KNOXVILLE — A survey said Knoxville lags peer cities when it comes to wages and benefits for its employees. The council is looking to do something about it.


Oskaloosa Elementary School has been recognized for its success with the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program by receiving the “Paramount” Level Award by the Department of Education and the Great Prairie Area Education Agency.

After a 10-year ban on congressional earmarks, Iowa’s U.S. House members are seeking more than $51 million for projects ranging from expanding child care centers to replacing a fire station in rural north Iowa to modernizing Mississippi River locks and dams.

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MONTEZUMA (AP) — A boy who vanished from a rural Iowa trailer park days before his 11th birthday is still missing a week later, as state and federal investigators continued Thursday to look into what happened to him.

OTTUMWA — There were 426 students at Indian Hills Community College that made the spring term honor roll. Of those, 41 were from the Herald's coverage area.

DES MOINES — Several area students were recognized by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg for outstanding academic achievement at the 19th Annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony in April.

The price per individual bag will increase from $0.95 to $1.08. Additionally, the price per bundle will increase from $4.75 to $5.40 per bundle.

DES MOINES — Bates Funeral Chapel of Oskaloosa received the Iowa Award of Funeral Service Excellence at the 141st Annual Iowa Funeral Directors Association Convention held May 18-20, 2021 at the Iowa Event Center & Hilton Downtown Des Moines Hotel in Des Moines.

The Oskaloosa Public Library will host a special celebration on Wednesday, June 9 at 6 p.m. in the Reading Garden to officially unveil The Kim (Gigi) Blackwell Memorial Makerspace as well as their Historical Building Marker. The public is invited to attend.


The Oskaloosa community honored fallen military members Monday in a special ceremony at Forest Cemetery. A parade from the Oskaloosa VFW to the cemetery began the proceedings, which included an address by U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Larry Spencer, an Earlham native who was a prisoner of w…

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