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Red Flag Warning Today

By Sam Parsons A red flag warning is in effect for our area today. The National Weather Service in Des Moines issued a red flag warning for all of central Iowa, which is in effect…
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Mahaska Chamber Unveils 2024 Explore Mahaska County Guide

OSKALOOSA -- The Mahaska Chamber & Development Group’s Tourism Committee is pleased to announce the publication of the 2024 Explore Mahaska County guide. Inside the guide, readers from all over will discover five feature stories…
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3 Arrests Made During Drug Investigation in Ottumwa

OTTUMWA -- On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, officers from the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force, Ottumwa Police Department’s Emergency Response Team, and the Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Narcotics Enforcement, executed a…
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Iowa DNR to begin annual spring burning

DES MOINES -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on wildlife areas managed by the Iowa DNR’s Iowa River Wildlife Unit, and by the U.S. Fish and…
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Oskaloosa Elementary Hosts Governor Kim Reynolds for Regional Education Roundtable

OSKALOOSA, IOWA – Oskaloosa Elementary School welcomed Governor Kim Reynolds for a Regional Education Roundtable on Monday, February 19. Students, teachers, and leadership from the Oskaloosa Community Schools welcomed the governor as she conferenced with…
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One Dead, One Injured After Friday Accident in Poweshiek County

By Sam Parsons A single vehicle accident in Poweshiek County on Friday resulted in one fatality and another injury. According to traffic records, 30 year old Jamal Gant of Oskaloosa was driving northbound on Highway…
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Oskaloosa Man Arrested on Multiple Child Sexual Abuse Charges

OSKALOOSA -- On 2/15/24, Officers from the Oskaloosa Police Department arrested Jeremy Kleine (45) of Oskaloosa on warrants for four (4) counts of sexual abuse in the 2nd degree involving victims under the age of…
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Mahaska County Sheriff's Office Warns Public Against Scam

OSKALOOSA -- The Mahaska County Sheriff's Office says that there have been several instances this week of Mahaska County residents receiving telephone calls from persons identifying themselves as Deputy Sheriffs of the Mahaska County Sheriff's…
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Central Launches 5th Annual 53-Mile Challenge

PELLA -- Central College students, alumni, employees, family and friends are invited to participate in the fifth annual 53-Mile Challenge. The 53-Mile Challenge encourages the Central community to practice a healthy lifestyle through movement. Participants…
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Iowa's Best Burger Contest Accepting Nominations

AMES -- The Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) are excited to announce the commencement of the 15th annual Iowa’s Best Burger contest. This highly anticipated event has become a…
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