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Brown Promoted to Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Penn

Oskaloosa--William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce the hiring of Simon Brown as the University's new Head Men’s Soccer Coach. Brown is being promoted from Associate Head Men's and Women’s Soccer Coach,…
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Greater Ottumwa PIP receives grant from John Deere Foundation

The John Deere Foundation has awarded a $76,000 grant to Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress—formerly known as the Ottumwa Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Organization.  The money will be used for technology upgrades and…
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A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in…
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De Groot appointed Mahaska Chamber & Development Group Director

Deann De Groot, who has been serving as the Interim Mahaska Chamber & Development Director for the past few weeks, officially became the permanent Chamber Director on April 1st.  De Groot will be responsible for…
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Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million Towards Coronavirus Research

Dolly Parton is opening up her wallet to help advance the research being done to find a cure for the coronavirus. The singer announced she’s donating $1 million to Nashville’s Vanderbilt hospital. “My longtime friend…
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Penn's Maciel and Papes Earn Volleyball Honorable Mentions

Oskaloosa--Pedro Maciel (Fr., Belo Horizante, Brazil, Psychology) and Ike Papes (Fr., Elwood, Ill., Sports Management) concluded strong first collegiate seasons by being named to the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference men’s volleyball teams that were announced Tuesday. Both…
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Absentee ballot forms to be sent to all Iowa voters

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says the state will mail an absentee ballot request form to every active registered voter in the state -- for voting in the June 2 primary. "The June 2…
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Ottumwa man accused of making threats

A man is in custody in Ottumwa for allegedly threatening to set fire to the Ottumwa Regional Health Center and also for allegedly making a bomb threat at a local motel.  Wapello County law enforcement…
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Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following guidelines

By AAMER MADHANI, KEVIN FREKING and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be…
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CMA Fest 2020 Canceled

Country music’s biggest summer event is not going to happen. It was announced yesterday that CMA Fest 2020 which was supposed to take place in Nashville in June, has been canceled due to the coronavirus…
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