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  • By Ethan Goetz The Chronicle

U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack stopped by Lincoln Elementary Friday, Sept. 1 to tour the school with Principal Rich Schulte and to meet staff and students.

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OSKALOOSA — Officials with the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office reported in a press release that deputies and medical personnel responded Friday, Aug. 18, to a report of a man who had reportedly suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound near Bussey.

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  • By Ethan Goetz Pella Chronicle Staff Writer

PLEASANTVILLE – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds visited the Pleasantville area on Friday, June 30, to survey the extensive damage to homes and properties from a EF-I tornado that hit the area on Wednesday, June 28.

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  • By Jeff Forward Herald editor

OSKALOOSA — Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett visited Mahaska County last week in his quest to spread the word on his candidacy for governor of Iowa, and he took time from his trip to visit the Oskaloosa Herald to talk about issues he feels are important for the state.

KNOXVILLE — The National Weather Service is issuing warnings to residents of Knoxville and Marion County, as well as surrounding communities of Otley and Pella. A powerful storm with potential for hail of medium to large size, tornadoes and high winds are predicted. A tornado watch is in eff…

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KNOXVILLE — The members of the graduating class of 2017 of Knoxville High School walked into a packed gymnasium Sunday, May 28, as students one last time, and they walk out after the commencement as graduates to face their next chapter in life.

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West Ridge Nursing Home held a Veteran’s Recognition Program for the veterans residing at their facility. The program is called the Quilts of Valor.

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KNOXVILLE — Despite complaints about efforts to rezone property and build a four-story apartment complex from nearby residents, the Knoxville City Council approved allowing developers to move forward with a planned apartment complex during their May 15 meeting.

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  • By T. Waldmann-Williams Rotary Club of Knoxville

On May 3, Rotary Club featured Dave Garcia, president of Knoxville Library Board, Roslin Thompson, director of Knoxville Library, and Co-Chairs of Library Campaign Harv Sprafka and Pennie Sommar.

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Every year the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce receives many requests from visitors seeking lodging, especially during Sprint Car Nationals week in August. Visitors from as far away as Australia want to know where they can stay or camp around the area. These requests begin as early as January …

KNOXVILLE — From May 22 – June 4, state and local law enforcement agencies across the nation, as well as Iowa, will be stepping up seat belt enforcement. Memorial Day weekend kicks off the busy summer season with many more families on the roads. Iowa’s seat belt usage rate of 94 percent is o…

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  • Pastor Phillip Frankford Knoxville Apostolic Church

Ruth 2:16 And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not. (KJV)

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  • By Nathan Bothwell Interim Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

May is here, and event calendars everywhere runneth over. It’s a time of celebration and ceremony. It’s a time for long robes and guest speakers. For many, it’s a time to dream new dreams and contemplate new challenges. It’s a busy time of year… and promising, too.

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KNOXVILLE — Last year, the Knoxville Police Department, along with Greg and Angie Heartsill, held an event on the last day of school for students, giving away bicycle helmets and other items.

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KNOXVILLE — Knoxville Community School District Board Member Mike Helle has resigned his position on the board via a text message, district officials said Thursday night, May 18. 

OTTUMWA — You might be surprised at the material things veterans value. It’s a little more obvious, however, how often they appreciate the effort taken on their behalf.

OTTUMWA — Eighteen renovation projects in three weeks sounds like an ambitious workload and it is. But members of NOMADS are determined to help as much as they can during their time in Ottumwa.

FLORIS – A standoff near Floris Tuesday night ended with a suspect surrendering to law enforcement around 10:45 p.m.

OTTUMWA — High school graduation is approaching. For students who plan to attend college afterward, an important part of that process is applying for financial aid and filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Unfortunately, most high school students might not have heard of FAFSA.

BLAKESBURG — The little town of Blakesburg faces big problems as fiscal deadlines approach, but Ted Nellesen, senior fiscal and policy analyst with Iowa Department of Management, says the city may make its budget deadline and not lose funding for the next fiscal year.

Kids love to paint. However, painting like real artists, by using paints and canvas, is a rare treat for most kids. Kids World's four-year-old preschool class recently held its annual Pint Sized Picasso event. The children and their parents were invited to discover their inner artists as they painted together. The families also enjoyed a snack of milk and cookies.

The four-year-old preschool class at Kids World recently held its Young at Art Gala on the IHCC campus. Families and friends were invited to view 500 pieces of art created by the children during their study of art and artists.

  • By Krystal Fowler | kfowler@dailyiowegian.com

Students from 19 different school districts traveled to Centerville on Saturday, April 22, to participated in the ninth annual Himie Voxman Honor Band, named for the Centerville native musician, composer and music educator.

  • By Angie Holland Herald Staff Writer

OSKALOOSA — Clusters of people were gathered around the Downtown Oskaloosa Bandstand just after noon on a bright and brisk Earth Day, April 22. Many were crouched or on their hands and knees on the pavement of the square, clutching pieces of chalk or pastels and creating art.

  • By Jeff Forward Herald Editor

OSKALOOSA — Mahaska County residents took the chance to spend Earth Day in a positive manner Saturday, as scores of residents dropped off hundreds of out-dated and non-working electronics at the annual Mahaska Communications Group e-Cycling event.

  • By Winona Whitaker | CNHI staff writer

OTTUMWA — If government assistance guidelines are too restrictive but dental insurance is too expensive, a third option is available: be a practice patient for dental hygiene students.