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Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group Scholarships Available For 19th Year

The Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group is happy to announce that scholarships will again be available through its Chamber Scholars program, now in its 19th year. High school seniors living in Mahaska County and…
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"A Storybook Christmas" Theme Selected For 29th Annual Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade

The Lighted Christmas Parade Committee met January 20 and set the theme for the 29th annual Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade to be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The parade will again be on…
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Authorities Say Davis County Man Died Of Gunshot Wounds

BLOOMFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a southeastern Iowa man who was killed in December died of gunshot wounds. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and State Medical Examiners on Tuesday released how 39-year-old Michael…
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Pedestrian Struck And Killed Along Indian Way

According to the Iowa State Patrol, around 5:45 Friday evening, a pedestrian was struck and killed just west of Oskaloosa along Indian Way. A 1998 Chevrolet S-10 pickup driven by 86-year-old Clyde Van Klaveren of…
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GOP Candidate Marco Rubio Stops in Ottumwa

Republican Presidential Nominee Marco Rubio held a standing room only town hall event at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa on Monday. Rubio began the visit describing America’s identity. “This is the greatest nation in…
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Iowa Posts Record Corn, Soybean Crops

DES MOINES (AP) — It is a record year for Iowa and Nebraska crop farmers. The final harvest report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Iowa farmers brought in 2.5  billion bushels…
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Iowa Justice: Judicial System Is Tackling Racial Disparity

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court says the state is making progress in addressing racial disparity in its criminal justice system. Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady…
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Iowa State Plans Events As Substitutes For Defunct Festival

(Information in the following story is from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/ ) AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University is planning two events to replace what was the annual Veishea festival. University President Steven Leath…
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Iowa Gas Prices On Par With Nation

OSKALOOSA — Average retail gasoline prices in Iowa have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.83/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,036 gas outlets in Iowa. This compares with…
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Legislature To Tackle Education, Water Quality

DES MOINES (AP) — The Iowa Legislature is expected to tackle K-12 education and water quality initiatives in the session that convenes Monday. The Democratic-controlled Senate and the Republican-led House have long been at odds…
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