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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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William Penn Seniors Display Exhibits for Annual Research and Creative Arts Symposium

William Penn seniors had their research — ranging from applied computer science to sociology — on display at the William Penn PAC Tuesday. Seventy-five seniors had 85 exhibits on display for the Annual Research and…
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The Oskaloosa Brand Leadership Team Discusses City Rebranding

The Oskaloosa Brand Leadership Team is proceeding with city rebranding efforts to make Oskaloosa a tourist destination and to draw more people downtown. Brand Leadership Team members held a press conference Tuesday morning at the…
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Vehicle Driven Into Residence Sunday

On Sunday, April 26th, 2015, at approximately 9:35 p.m., officers of the Oskaloosa Police Department were dispatched to 1714 South 2nd Street, Oskaloosa, Iowa, regarding a vehicle that had driven into a residence. Upon officer’s…
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Budget Considerations, Cost Containment Grabs Oskaloosa School Boards Attention

Budget considerations and cost containment grabbed the attention of Oskaloosa school board members Monday night at their monthly secondary session. While no action was taken discussion of ways to cut costs brought almost as many…
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