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Face to face learning and masks are in Oskaloosa's Return to Learn program

Kids in Oskaloosa will be starting the new school year in their classrooms. The Oskaloosa School Board approved a Return to Learn program at Tuesday’s (8/11) Board meeting. "Our default delivery of instruction will be…
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Mahaska County Deputy dies from accidental gunshot

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Deputy has died from an accidental gunshot wound.  Around 7:20 Tuesday morning, the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about an accidental gunshot.  35-year-old Brian Rainey sustained a gunshot…
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Fourth family sues Tyson Foods over a COVID-19 death

The family of a fourth worker who died of coronavirus during an outbreak at Tyson Foods’ largest pork processing plant is suing the company over his death.The lawsuit says Isidro Fernandez of Waterloo, Iowa died…
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Ottumwa bridge replacement begins this week

Work to replace a bridge in Ottumwa will start this week.  The bridge on Ward Street over the Jefferson Drainage Ditch will be replaced.  Starting Wednesda (8/12), Ward Street and Harrod Avenue will be closed to…
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The annual Sales Tax Holiday is underway

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - If you need a new shirt, a pair of pants or some sneakers, this is the time to go shopping. What’s known as the State of Iowa’s Sales Tax Holiday…
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Some counties move into extreme drought category

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - While scattered showers are in the forecast for much of Iowa over the next several days, dry conditions have worsened. The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows all…
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COVID-19 business impact in Wapello County

Based on an online survey conducted on behalf of Iowa Economic Development Authority from May 14 through May 29, results from 72 respondents from Wapello County reveal- Nearly 64% of the survey respondents were small businesses…
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Iowa doctors rally for statewide mask mandate

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA NEWS - Physicians from around the state gathered on the Iowa Capitol steps this weekend to call on Governor Reynolds to either issue a statewide mask mandate — or at…
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No swimming at two beaches at Lake Red Rock

The US Army Corps of Engineers is not recommending swimming at the North Overlook and Whitebreast beaches at Lake Red Rock.  The reason is high bacteria levels.  The beaches, located near Pella, will be posted…
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Osky's Sweet Corn Serenade Today

Oskaloosa’s annual Sweet Corn Serenade will be held Thursday afternoon (7/30) into the early evening.  Usually, it’s held downtown around the town square.  But because of COVID-19 concerns, there won’t be as many places on…
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