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Those who got tax filing extensions have deadline approaching

BY DAR DANIELSON If you filed for an extension time to file your 2020 taxes, you now have five days to get it done. IRS spokesman Christopher Miller says the deadline is next Friday (October 15th).…
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Oskaloosa man arrested on sex abuse charge

An Oskaloosa man was arrested in Missouri on a sex abuse charge.  Police in Kirksville, Missouri arrested 36-year-old Justin Wyatt Tuesday (10/5) on an out of state warrant.  Wyatt is facing charges of second degree…
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New drop off sites in 7 cities for at-home Test Iowa kits

BY O. KAY HENDERSON State officials have now confirmed more than 6600 Iowans have died of Covid and the number of Covid patients in Iowa hospitals has ticked up in the past week. Nearly 10,000 Iowans…
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Iowa lawmakers vote down redistricting plan

The Iowa Legislature has rejected the first set of redistricting maps drawn by a state agency, raising concerns that majority Republicans may opt to insert politics into Iowa’s nonpartisan process. The nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency…
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Ottumwa Primary Election Today

Tuesday (10/5) is primary election day in Ottumwa.  This election will narrow the list of candidates for mayor and city council.  Rick Bick, Rick Johnson and Robert LaPoint are running for mayor—with one candidate to…
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Powerball jackpot continues to grow

The biggest lottery prize in more than eight months is growing larger after no ticket matched all five numbers and the Powerball in Saturday night’s (10/2) drawing. The estimated jackpot for the next drawing on…
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Police: Human remains could be Iowa boy who vanished in May

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — Investigators searching for an Iowa boy who vanished in May days before his 11th birthday said Thursday they have found human remains matching his description in a nearby cornfield. The remains were discovered…
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Oskaloosa City Manager Schrock resigns

Oskaloosa will soon have a new City Manager.  Michael Schrock gave one month’s notice on Monday (9/27).  He is stepping down to become City Manager in Ankeny beginning November 1.  Schrock has been Oskaloosa’s City…
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EBF Marching Band earns first at Pella competition

The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Marching Band placed first at Saturday’s (9/25) Marching Dutch Invitational in Pella.  EBF’s Lizzy Van Utrecht was also named outstanding soloist.  The EBF marching band will compete this coming Saturday night (10/2) at…
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Can children get a COVID-19 vaccine?

There’s plenty of concern about coronavirus spreading among school children.  Poweshiek County Public Health Director Shauna Callaway tells the No Coast Network kids 12 and up can get the COVID-19 vaccine. "We're still waiting on…
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