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Unemployment Appeals Administrator Leaves In Iowa Shakeup

The new director of Iowa Workforce Development is cutting ties with a longtime agency employee who was recently named head of the division that oversees unemployment insurance disputes. Director Beth Townsend told employees Monday she…
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Oskaloosa City Council Meeting

The Oskaloosa City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening at the Oskaloosa City Hall and the main topic discussed was once again the initiative to make Oskaloosa a healthier and more…
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Mahaska County Board of Supervisors Meeting

The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors had their regularly scheduled meeting Monday morning at the Mahaska County Courthouse and bookkeeping was the chief topic discussed with a very busy agenda. The Board heard from Brad…
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Mahaska Community Indoor Recreation/Early Childhood Education Survey Launch

What’s the future of recreation and child care in Oskaloosa and the Mahaska Community? Area residents are being asked to help answer that question in a survey released today. The survey is available online at…
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Iowa's Medicaid Privatization Draws Scrutiny

Gov. Terry Branstad's plan to privatize the state's Medicaid program is moving forward, though critics are raising questions about how the shift will impact patients. Earlier this year, the state began an effort to shift…
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Google Expansion

Google Inc. wants to expand its Council Bluffs data center spending an additional $1 billion and doubling the size of its staff to 70. The California company is asking the state for an additional $19.8…
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Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Students Shine At Solo Contest

On Saturday April 11th, Students from Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont High School performed at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest at PCM High School in Monroe. The EBF students earned 9 Division I Ratings and 13…
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Oskaloosa Firefighters Extinguish Multiple Fires

Oskaloosa firefighters responded to a pair of calls after 3:30 pm Wednesday. First, they were called to the scene of a grass fire on Plymouth Avenue. The fire burned approximately 10 acres, and firefighters were…
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Bird Flu Confirmed In Iowa Turkey Flock

A bird-flu strain that has already hit numerous turkey farms in the Midwest has been found in a turkey flock in northwest Iowa. An Iowa Department of Agriculture spokesman says Tuesday the H5N2 strain of…
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Osky Skate Park Gets A Makeover

The skate park at the Oskaloosa Urban Park received a mini-makeover Sunday afternoon when local and visiting riders picked up brushes and cleaned up the gazebo area. Local users Dawson Darrland, Tyler Smith, Andrew Silvers,…
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