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Oskaloosa City Council to hold Virtual Meeting

The Oskaloosa City Council is asking that if you’re interested in Monday night’s (4/6) meeting, you can do so online.  We’ll have a link up at KBOE Radio dot com and Radio KMZN dot com…
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Powerball jackpots shrink as people stay home

Look for Powerball jackpots to get even smaller as the coronavirus keeps more people at home, not out buying lottery tickets. It was only last week that the Powerball Product Group announced it would cut…
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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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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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Interpower helps in fighting coronavirus

An Oskaloosa business is doing its part to fight the coronavirus. "Our operation alone will help get someplace in the neighborhood of 10,000 to 20,000 ventilators to market quickly." Bob Wersen is the President of…
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Nursing home patients dealing with COVID-19 restrictions

Since visitors are not allowed to visit patients in hospitals and nursing homes, those patients may feel a bit lonely at this time.  Tina Steffen, administrator at Oskaloosa Care Center, says her patients are doing…
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Who's at greatest risk for coronavirus?

Mahaska County Public Health Coordinator Patty Malloy reminds us who would be at greater risk for getting the coronavirus. "People over the age of 65, underlying health conditions, including diabetes, serious heart condition, lung condition,…
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Gov. Reynolds' extends public health emergency

Gov. Kim Reynolds is ordering the closure of more nonessential businesses to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Reynolds announced Thursday (3/26) that she had expanded an earlier closure order to include stores selling furniture,…
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One arrested in Ottumwa shooting

Ottumwa Police have a man in custody in connection with a Tuesday night shooting.  Around 11pm Tuesday (3/24), Ottumwa Police received several 911 calls about gunshots in the 1000 block of West Main Street.  Police…
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First case of coronavirus in Mahaska County

There is now a reported case of coronavirus in Mahaska County.  Mahaska Health announced Wednesday afternoon (3/25) that a person aged 61 to 80 tested positive for the virus and it’s believed that person caught…
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