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GRMC Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Recipients Honored

Grinnell Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized four area students pursuing a healthcare career at its annual spring luncheon on April 29. Scholarships are for graduating high school seniors, current students, or adult students pursuing a…
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Oskaloosa Students Recognized By Governor Terry Branstad

Oskaloosa High School students Lauren Gorski and Claire Carmichael were recognized by Governor Terry Branstad for outstanding academic achievement at the 13th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 26 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.…
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School Administrators Feeling Pressure As They Formulate Budgets

School administrators are feeling the pressure as they try to formulate budgets and deal with teacher contracts while state lawmakers remain divided on the amount of state aid to give schools. Gov. Terry Branstad and…
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Mike Huckabee Kicks Off Presidential Campaign Tour In Oskaloosa

Republican candidate Mike Huckabee kicked off a two-day tour of Iowa Wednesday afternoon, about 24 hours after officially entering the 2016 presidential race. "We're going to go out to every little village, hamlet, town, city…
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Iowa House OKs budget bills on agriculture, judicial branch

The Iowa House has passed budget bills that would fund several services including the state's judicial branch and natural resources department. The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday for the bills, which would pay for various state…
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Oskaloosas City Council Meeting For The Week Of 5/4/2015

City sidewalks were again a hot topic of discussion as the Oskaloosa City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting last night. Council members Jason Van Zetten and Aaron Ver Steeg signed to put an…
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Mahaska County Board of Supervisors Meeting

The closing of Country Life Healthcare was a major topic of discussion at Monday morning’s Mahaska County Board of Supervisors meeting. Randy Kelley, who’s run the facility, spoke with the Board and outlined the plan…
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Difference Over Surplus Money Delays Legislative Adjournment

At the center of the unresolved Iowa budget is a simple disagreement on how to count the money. On one side are Senate Democrats and Governor Terry Branstad, who support using some surplus budget dollars…
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Oskaloosa Freshmen Help Oskaloosa Clean & Green Committee

Oskaloosa High School freshmen got to roll up their sleeves and clean alleys around downtown Oskaloosa Friday. The freshmen were helping the Oskaloosa Clean & Green Committee spruce up the community after a long winter.…
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EBFHS Concert Band places 1st at Worlds of Fun Contest

On Sunday April 26th, The Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont Concert Band competed in the Worlds of Fun Festival of Music in Kansas City, Missouri. The EBFHS Band placed 1st in class 2A competition. The judges for…
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