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Helping Hands Are Sought

There is constant motion at Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter, whether it’s wagging tails, dancing paws, or human hands stroking fluffy backs. Upon arriving at the shelter and checking in with the main office, you’re free…
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Starting School Later Let Iowa Families Have More Summer Fun

A new law that prevented Iowa schools from starting before August 23rd helped boost crowds at the State Fair and other attractions this month. Attendance at the Iowa State Fair in mid-August hit an all-time…
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Farm Profits To Fall Second Consecutive Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will be a less profitable year for farmers as low grain, milk and hog prices cut into income. The abundance of grain leftover from last year's crop and…
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Iowa Lawmaker Resigning From The Legislature To Join Electric Cooperative

An Iowa lawmaker who heads a committee overseeing government spending says he will resign from the legislature to become a top executive for an electric cooperative. Rep. Chuck Soderberg, a Republican from Le Mars, announced…
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Organizers: Record 1.1M Visited Iowa State Fair This Year

An unofficial count of attendance at the Iowa State Fair this year indicates roughly 1.1 million people visited the fairgrounds, breaking a previous record. Organizers say about 8,000 more people visited the fairgrounds in Des…
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Iowa Considers New Computerized Tests For Students

Iowa education officials are close to adopting new computerized exams for students in the state's 336 school districts, but critics question whether the new tests are worth the cost. The Des Moines Register reports the…
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Aides To Ron Paul's 2012 Presidential Bid Plead Not Guilty

Two former top aides to Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign are pleading not guilty to charges that they conspired to buy support of an Iowa lawmaker before that year's caucuses. Jesse Benton and John Tate…
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Plea Hearing Scheduled For Oskaloosa Man Charged With Sexual Abuse

A plea hearing has been scheduled for 26-year-old Tony Joe Bakalar Jr. of Oskaloosa, who has been charged with 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse, a Class C felony. Bakalar assaulted a 13-year-old victim at a residence…
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Two Ottumwa Residents Arrested For Possession of Meth

On Wednesday, at approximately 7:00 a.m., officers from the Ottumwa Police Department, Wapello County Sheriff’s Department, US Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at the James…
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Hunting Rules City of Oskaloosa Urban Deer Management Program

The City of Oskaloosa is preparing for the upcoming 2015/2016 Urban Deer Hunting season, to be held within the Oskaloosa city limits. The 2015/2016 hunting season will run from September 19th, 2015 thru January 10th,…
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