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Ottumwa Announces A Series Of Drug Raids

Authorities have announced a series of drug raids in Ottumwa that took place early Saturday morning. The raids came at about 6 a.m. and involved local, state and federal authorities. The target was what authorities…
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MidAmerican Energy Warning About Phone Scam

MidAmerican Energy Company is warning business owners and the public of a phone scam targeting utility customers in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Several Oskaloosa customers have reported receiving a scam call from someone pretending to be a…
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BREAKING NEWS: Jessica Strasser Sentenced For Embezzlement

Mahaska County Judge Annette Scieszinski handed down the sentence today for Jessica Dawn Strasser, who has been convicted of theft in the first degree. After several continuance rulings, today Strasser was sentenced to no more…
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Oskaloosa Teens Win State Video Challenge

Members of the Oskaloosa Public Library Teen Advisory Board were honored Wednesday, June 17 at their monthly meeting for winning the Collaborative Summer Library Program Teen Video Challenge for the State of Iowa. Merri Monks,…
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Oskaloosa Entering It's Second Season Of The Transit Bus System

Thanks to the work of 10-15 Transit, United Way of Mahaska County, the City of Oskaloosa, and several local business sponsors, Oskaloosa is entering its second season of the transit bus system. The bus is…
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BREAKING NEWS: Dollar General Robbery Suspect Identified

From the Oskaloosa Police Department: On Monday June 15, 2015, the Oskaloosa Police Department obtained arrest warrants for Martell Lamar Tillman-Hollinshed age 19, of Oskaloosa charging him with 1st Degree Robbery and 3rd Degree Burglary.…
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Street Vacation Item Highlights Intense Night for Oskaloosa City Council

A road vacation took center stage at an intense meeting of the Oskaloosa City Council Monday evening. The item on the agenda in question involves the vacation and sale of 2nd Avenue East between South…
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Board of Supervisors Hear Recreation Presentation

The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday afternoon after a time adjustment, and the main topic of discussion was the results of the Recreation and Child Care Needs…
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Pella Police Arrest Former Pella School Employee

The Pella Police Department arrested former Pella Schools employee Benjamin James Thompson, 31, of Ankeny, on a warrant out of Marion County. According to a press release from the Pella Police Department, on Wednesday, June…
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Farmers To Begin Nominating Eligible Candidate To FSA Committees

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural producers may begin nominating eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees on June 15th, announced Wendi Denham, County Executive Director of the Mahaska County Farm Service…
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