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.
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.
LAKE RED ROCK — According to a press release from Tracy Spry, an official with the Lake Red Rock Project, a recent bacterial sampling at Whitebreast Beach and North Overlook Beach at Lake Red Rock has revealed elevated bacterial counts.
KNOXVILLE – Around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, a natural gas line break was reported near Park Lane and West Pleasant Street.
LAKE RED ROCK – A family camping at Ivans Campgrounds by Lake Red Rock had their weekend cut short after a fire decimated their RV camper. No one was injured.
MELCHER-DALLAS — Portions of downtown Melcher, including several buildings housing local businesses, were destroyed Tuesday night in a intense fire that was still smoldering Wednesday morning.
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.
Connie Davis/The HeraldRepublican candidate for governor Ron Corbett visited the Herald offices last week to speak about his vision for the state if he is elected.
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…
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.
DES MOINES — An Arkansas man who was arrested in April 2016 on charges of traveling to Marion County to engage in sexual activities with a 12-year-old was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a federal judge.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
KNOXVILLE — After allegedly posting a veiled threat against President Donald J. Trump last week, Knoxville resident Mike Helle promptly resigned from his seats on both the Knoxville Community School District School Board as well as on the Marion County Civil Service Board.
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.
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.
KNOXVILLE — Officials with the National Weather Service have issued a tornado watch for all of Marion County, including Knoxville and Pella, until 7 p.m. Wednesday.
KNOXVILLE — The National Weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Marion County, including Pella and Knoxville, effective until 3 a.m. Wednesday.
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.
DES MOINES, IA – Premium books and entry forms for competitive events at the 2017 Iowa State Fair will be available at iowastatefair.org beginning Monday, May 1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.