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Benefit concert for Xavior Harrelson reward fund

There’s going to be a benefit concert to raise money for the Xavior Harrelson reward fund.  He’s the 11-year-old Montezuma boy who disappeared last month.  The benefit concert will be held Tuesday, June 29 from…
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Iowa judge blocks mandatory waiting period for abortion

An Iowa judge blocked a state law that would have imposed a 24-hour waiting period before women could get abortions, likely setting up a legal battle before the state Supreme Court. Judge Mitchell Turner ruled…
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Body found in rural Mahaska County house fire

When Oskaloosa firefighters responded to a house fire Monday (6/21), they found a dead body inside.  Fire crews were called to 3046 Newland Way in rural Mahaska County around 9:50am about a house fire. When…
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Tornado touches down near Pella

A tornado touched down outside Pella Sunday night (6/20), damaging a farm.  The National Weather Service says spotters confirmed the tornado two miles west northwest of Pella around 6:45pm.  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office tells…
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Coronavirus update

A Mahaska County resident is one of six Iowans reported to have died from coronavirus Thursday (6/17).  This brings the state’s death total from the pandemic to 6109.  There were also 74 new positive tests…
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Test Iowa sites to close in July

The state of Iowa is ending its coronavirus testing program next month saying demand has fallen for testing at the state-funded drive-thru and clinic sites. “Demand for testing is at its lowest levels in more…
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Polk County offering vaccine lottery with thousands of dollars in prizes

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR The Board of Supervisors in the state’s most heavily populated county has approved a lottery with thousands of dollars in prizes to try and lure more residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine.…
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Many activities in Oskaloosa this Weekend

Oskaloosa will be a busy place this weekend.  Friday night (6/11), there’s Friday After 5 with the bands 9:53 and Journey’s End performing from 5 until 9.  On Saturday (6/12), there’s Art on the Square…
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Osky Superintendent Wright gets contract extension

Oskaloosa School Superintendent Paula Wright has received a one year contract extension.  The Oskaloosa School Board voted Tuesday (6/8) to extend her contract through the 2023-24 school year.  Wright will receive an annual salary of…
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State troopers launch new crackdown on dangerous drivers

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR Another Special Traffic Enforcement Project (STEP) begins Wednesday focused on impaired drivers. Iowa State Patrol Trooper Ryan DeVault says the upcoming four-day STEP time frame was identified by the Fatality Reduction Task…
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