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Community Invited To Homecoming

William Penn University will be celebrating homecoming Thursday through Sunday. Although homecoming events are often catered toward alumni and current students, there are several activities that are open to the community. These include the Second…
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Economists Question Bush's Prescription For Lower Gas Prices

Oil industry economists say a link between ending a 40-year oil export ban and lower prices at the gas pump is not as direct as Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush would have voters believe in…
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Oskaloosa School Board 9-28

Members of the Oskaloosa School Board met Monday evening to close out business from the previous board and organize with new members. Nik Rule, Neal Hadden and Shawn Moyer were honored for their service to…
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Branstad Signs Executive Order On School Bullying In Iowa

Gov. Terry Branstad has signed an executive order to create an office that will tackle school bullying in Iowa, a move that follows years of failed attempts to pass comprehensive legislation on the issue. Branstad…
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E.B.F.H.S Marching Band Wins at Pella

The Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont Marching Band had a great day in Pella Saturday as they outscored a total of 10 other bands at the Marching Dutch Invitational. The band placed 1st in class 2A with…
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Statesmen Participate In Elementary Reading Night

As part of the NAIA's Champions of Character initiative, scores of Statesmen student-athletes participated in Oskaloosa Elementary School’s Reading Night Thursday. A handful of members from every athletics team on campus helped during the night,…
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Davenport Man Arrested In 10-Year-Old Sex Assault Case

A Davenport man already serving prison time for a 2014 felony conviction has been charged in a 2005 sexual assault. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier says 57-year-old Luther Ronald Moore Jr. made his first appearance in…
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Iowa Teen Accused Of Leaving Health Center, Hitting Officer

Authorities say a 16-year-old suspected of escaping a mental health facility has also been accused of assaulting a police officer in Des Moines. Police say the teen left the facility Wednesday and was being followed…
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Man Arrested In Colorado In Connection With Iowa Homicide

Authorities say they've arrested a man in Colorado in connection with a homicide in central Iowa. Des Moines police said Wednesday the man was arrested in Aurora, Colorado. The Des Moines Register reports he is…
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Oskaloosa Police Searching For Missing Oskaloosa Man

Oskaloosa police are searching for a missing Oskaloosa man. 34 year old Jeffrey VerSteegh was last seen on the south side of Oskaloosa, and last spoke with his mother July 28th. VerSteegh is 5 feet…
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