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City Council 7-20-15

The Oskaloosa City Council unanimously rejected a request from Central Reformed Church to vacate and sell a portion of Second Avenue East to the church for expansion during its meeting Monday. Representatives from Central Reformed…
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Mahaska County Board of Supervisors 7-20-2015

The Mid-Iowa Behavioral Health Region discussion was again a major topic of discussion in Monday’s meeting of the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors. In the last meeting, Julie Bak joined the Board to discuss the…
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Iowa man faces $1 million bond in connection with 1995 death

A $1 million cash bond has been set for an Iowa man charged in a 1995 homicide. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports 54-year-old Steven John Klein appeared before a judge Saturday morning — one day…
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Oskaloosa Residents Receive Iowa Governor's Award

Oskaloosa residents, Vicki Koger, Roger Johannes, Linda Oetjen  and Marion Vos received the 2015 Iowa Governor’s Award on July 10 for their selfless contributions to Mahaska Health Partnership. According to MHP Volunteer Coordinator Kim Langfitt,…
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Freedom Rock Finds Home at Caldwell Park

Mahaska County Freedom Rock organizers were elated July 14 when Bill and Ray’s Towing placed the rock that will be painted in its resting place at the site of the new Caldwell Park. The 11-ton…
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The Navy & Gold Gala Is Saturday At Penn Central Mall

The Navy & Gold Gala will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Penn Central Mall in Oskaloosa. This fundraiser, hosted by the William Penn Athletic Booster Club, will be a fun-filled event with…
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Man Arrested From Discharging Firearm

On Saturday, June 27, at approximately 2:02 a.m., Ottumwa Police Officers were dispatched to the 300 Block of East Main on a report of people fighting. When officers arrived, it was determined that an unknown…
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Oskaloosa School Board Approve Four Teaching Positions, Accept Resignation

Oskaloosa School Board moved through a routine agenda Monday, which included acceptance of a resignation and approval of four teaching positions. The board also heard a presentation from Betty Latchaw about the use of an…
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Police Plan To Ticket Motorist Who Crashed into Southern Iowa Stadium Building

Police say they plan to ticket a motorist who crashed into a southern Iowa stadium building. The Ottumwa Courier reports that the driver went through a chain-link fence at Schafer Stadium in Ottumwa on Saturday…
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Oskaloosa Fire Dept. Respond To Fire On C Ave West

The Oskaloosa Fire Dept. responded to a house fire in the 500 block of C Ave West late Saturday night. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Fire Chief Mark Neff says…
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