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Oskaloosa School District Reaches Agreement with Communications Firm

The Oskaloosa School Board met last night. A topic that saw significant discussion was the board’s decision to enter into an agreement with the Donovan Group, a communications firm specializing in education. Superintendent Mike Fisher…
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Ottumwa School Board Hears Update on Free and Reduced Food Service Program

The Ottumwa School Board met on Monday and heard an update on the district’s free and reduced food service program. The district is set to offer both breakfast and lunch for students in need this…
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City of Oskaloosa Commences Massive Road Project

The city of Oskaloosa announced that beginning today (8/8), work will begin to convert A Avenue/IA92 between Highway 432 and the east corporate limits and on Market Street between 2nd Avenue and 16th Avenue from…
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First Edition of “Mahaska Mixer” a Success

The Mahaska Chamber held its first social event under the new name of “Mahaska Mixer” last night at the newly christened Twin Cedars Bank in Oskaloosa, celebrating its name change from the State Bank of…
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Ottumwa Council Approves Updates to Fire, Electrical Codes; New Parking Lot Project in the Works

The Ottumwa City Council met on Tuesday. Among the action items the city approved were updates to its fire and electrical codes, as well as the designation of a portion of Church street with the…
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Vehicle Collision with Residence in Ottumwa Results in Fatality

OTTUMWA - On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at approximately 9:54 a.m., a vehicle collided with a residence located at 601 East Williams. Preliminary investigation suggests that the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of…
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City of Pella to Provide School Resource Officers to Pella Community School District

The Pella City Council met last night and held a public hearing regarding plans to expand the Pella Municipal Airport, which was approved. The council also passed a resolution to provide school resource officers to…
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Forecast calls for hot turning to hotter

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR Some 60 Iowa counties will be under a Heat Advisory this afternoon. Meteorologist Alex Krull, at the National Weather Service, says it’ll be uncomfortably steamy, especially across western and central Iowa.  “Tuesday…
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Farm Accident Claims Life of Rural Wapello County Man

On Friday, July 29th, 2022, at approximately 10:40 am, members of the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office and the Mahaska Health Ambulance Service were dispatched to a farm pasture located in the 3300 block of James…
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Pella Police Department to Host Citizens Public Safety Academy

The Pella Police Department announced that they will be hosting the Citizens Public Safety Academy beginning in September. The Citizens Public Safety Academy will incorporate components from the Pella Police and Fire Departments, as well…
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