DES MOINES — Nothing compares to the Iowa State Fair and the 2019 Fair crushed attendance records on individual days and racked up a total of 1,170,375 attendees over the 11-day celebration.

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RATHBUN — Authorities pulled a vehicle and its occupant out of the Chariton River Monday afternoon, just over seven hours after it apparently left Highway 5, went down an embankment and into the river.

OSKALOOSA — In the race for Oskaloosa mayor, incumbent David Krutzfeldt is being challenged by Jeff Lorentzen. The two candidates faced off in a shorter question and answer session Tuesday night, Oct. 17, following the other candidates for the four open city council seats. Here are the highl…

OSKALOOSA — A kitchen fire damaged an Oskaloosa home on Thursday night, Oct. 12. There was no one home at the time of the blaze and there were no injuries.

OSKALOOSA — The students of Oskaloosa Elementary School will have a chance to put on a show of their own in the near future.

OSKALOOSA — Eileen Holub, a local quilter, is hoping her cozy quilts will help bring in some money for the Oskaloosa Middle and High Schools’ Dessert Concert, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 24.

OSKALOOSA — A group of local leaders traveled to Fort Madison Tuesday to pitch the proposed U.S. 63 bypass project to the Iowa Department of Transportation Commission.

OSKALOOSA — In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, scores of small pink flags were placed in the Downtown Oskaloosa square. The flags withstood the rain and wind on Friday, Oct. 6, but attendees of a planned walk were forced inside to Penn Central Mall.

OSKALOOSA — These individuals were reported as arrested or cited by local law enforcement agencies. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Information for police logs is derived directly from the Oskaloosa Police Department.

OSKALOOSA — Beers and Bigs, an event to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mahaska, drew many enthusiastic attendees to local eatery On the Green on Saturday, Oct. 7.

OSKALOOSA — The landscape in Oskaloosa will see some changes over the next two months.

EDDYVILLE — A recent class speech project involving a student bringing a muzzle-loader rifle onto campus has stirred a debate among parents at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School.

OSKALOOSA — The sentencing for former Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter director Lindsey Nicole Sime has been delayed and rescheduled for a fifth time, with a new sentencing date tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m., Oct. 23.

OSKALOOSA — Several residents of the Meadow Creek Subdivision on the north side of Oskaloosa voiced their displeasure about their streets to the Oskaloosa City Council Monday night.

OSKALOOSA — Although much of the focus in Oskaloosa for the 2017 Municipal Elections is focused on Oskaloosa, the largest and most-populous city in the county, there is plenty of action in the races for smaller cities around the county.

OSKALOOSA — The effort to protect the Forest Cemetery swans is drawing a lot of support from the community, as donation for security measures are rolling in on a regular basis.

OSKALOOSA — It was a gorgeous autumn morning for man and beast at Lake Keomah State Park for the sixth annual running of the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter K95K.

OSKALOOSA — There are outdoors activities galore this weekend in Mahaska County and lots of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful autumn weather.

OSKALOOSA — A crowd of Clow employees listened as state Sen. Ken Rozenboom discussed his thoughts on leadership qualities on Thursday, Sept. 28, during a leadership luncheon.

On Sept. 18, I job shadowed Jeff Forward (editor) and Angie Holland (reporter), along with several other staff members at the Oskaloosa Herald, to learn more about journalism.

OSKALOOSA — When the lists of candidates for the Nov. 7 municipal and mayor elections around Mahaska County were released on Monday, there was one notable name missing in Oskaloosa.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Raycom Media Inc. and Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. announced today they have agreed to merge, forming one of the nation’s largest privately owned media groups.

OSKALOOSA — Many Mahaska County residents have stepped up to help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and one local trucking company has partnered with Vermeer to deliver much-needed relief supplies.

OSKALOOSA — Members of the Mahaska County Emergency Management Agency/911 Commission recently heard what is probably welcome news: if a new radio tower was built in Oskaloosa, that investment would not be wasted when a new radio system is put in place possibly years from now.

OSKALOOSA — What started as a project to expand the Town Square Dental Office quickly turned into a mission to preserve and restore the historical integrity of two downtown buildings in Oskaloosa.

OSKALOOSA — U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack was in Oskaloosa on Thursday to visit local manufacturing firm Clow Valve—touring the facility and speaking with employees.

OSKALOOSA — For the second time in as many months, a swan at Forest Cemetery has been harmed.

KNOXVILLE — The Pella Chronicle and the Knoxville Journal-Express won first-place honors for explanatory reporting in the 2017 Inland Press Association Local News Writing Contest. The three-part series “Mental Health: Iowa’s Crisis” took the top prize among papers with circulation below 10,000.

OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa Police Officer Brandon Blanchard was named the department’s 2017 Officer of the Year earlier this month. Blanchard, a 2013 graduate of William Penn University, said he loves being a police officer.

OSKALOOSA — These individuals were reported as arrested or cited by local law enforcement agencies. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Information for police logs is derived directly from the Oskaloosa Police Department.

OSKALOOSA — Plans for a city project may be more complicated than expected due to the historical background an Oskaloosa bridge.

OSKALOOSA — The east side of the Downtown Square in Oskaloosa was filled with dozens of people who were there not only for a free hot dog and live music, but to take pride and give support in overcoming an addiction or illness.

OSKALOOSA — After years of behavior and discipline problems in the Oskaloosa Community School District, officials decided to follow a new path to help solve the serious issues that had been affecting students, staff, teachers and parents.

OSKALOOSA — With the help of the Southeast Iowa Regional Board of Realtors and the Realtor Foundation of Iowa, the Oskaloosa Police Department continues to exceed its K-9 unit fundraising goal.

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OTTUMWA [mdash] Richard Langstraat, 88, died October 6, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society -Ottumwa. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Forest Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Mass of the Christian Burial for 57-year-old Jane Anne Rourke of Dewitt, formerly of Oskaloosa will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will…