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Oskaloosa Main Street Announces Art on the Square 2023

OSKALOOSA, IA -- Oskaloosa Main Street announces the 54th annual Art on the Square, one of Iowa's oldest continuing art festivals. Art on the Square is a day to celebrate creativity and culture in our…
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IHSSA All State Speech Nominations Released

By Sam Parsons The list of all-state speech nominees from the Iowa High School Speech Association was released yesterday. The KBOE listening area was well-represented by students from several different schools. OSKALOOSA Performing Elliot Nelson:…
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March 11 Eggs and Issues with Mahaska Health, EMA

By Sam Parsons The Mahaska Chamber put on another round of Eggs and Issues on Saturday morning with a panel full of members from Mahaska Health and the Mahaska County EMA on hand to answer…
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Destination Iowa Awards Grant to Southeast Iowa Sports Commission

By Sam Parsons The Southeast Iowa Sports Commission announced that they have been awarded a grant in the amount of $2.5 million from Iowa Economic Development’s Destination Iowa funding through the American Rescue Plan. This…
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Osky Schools Experience "Soft Lockdown" After Social Media Threat Yesterday

OSKALOOSA, IA -- The Oskaloosa Community School District was prompted to put its schools on "soft lockdown" after the Oskaloosa Police Department advised them of threats made on social media. On March 8, 2023, at…
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Osky City Council Receives Brownfields Presentation

By Sam Parsons The Oskaloosa City Council met on Monday and received a presentation from HR Green on a grant the city received in 2019 from the EPA Brownfields Program. The program addresses properties with…
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Oskaloosa Community Schools Encourages Families to Utilize Virtual Backpack Resource

OSKALOOSA, IA — In an effort to reduce costs and paper waste, Oskaloosa Community Schools is encouraging families to utilize its Virtual Backpack webpage in lieu of sending flyers home with students. The Virtual Backpack…
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Ottumwa/Wapello County Recycling Center to Increase Tire Disposal Fee April 1st, 2023

OTTUMWA, IA -- Inflated tire disposal costs have driven the Ottumwa/Wapello County Recycling Center to raise the fee for disposing of tires. Residents of Wapello and Davis Counties have previously been allowed to dispose of…
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Oskaloosa Elementary to Host Kindergarten Parent Information Night March 21

OSKALOOSA, IA — Oskaloosa Elementary School invites families with children entering kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year to attend its Kindergarten Parent Information Night on Tuesday, March 21. At the event, attendees will have the…
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Central College's Theatre Program to Perform Interactive Play for All Ages

PELLA -- Central College's upcoming theatrical performance will start in March with a trip to outer space. "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," by Ernie Nolan, follows a new galactic recruit, a missing star and a bit…
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