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Hawthorn Lake Water Quality Improvement Plan presentation available for public comment

BARNES – Iowans interested in the results of a DNR study to improve water quality in Hawthorn Lake in Mahaska County can view a presentation on the Iowa DNR’s YouTube channel. Hawthorn Lake is on…
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Iowa Department of Education announces more than $320,000 in emergency assistance grants to disaster-impacted school districts to serve students experiencing homelessness

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education today announced over $320,000 in emergency grant funds available to support Iowa school districts serving students experiencing homelessness as they respond to and recover from the impacts of the…
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Kading Properties to Host Second Hometown Tours Stop in Oskaloosa Tomorrow

By Sam Parsons Kading Properties will be hosting their second Hometown Tours stop in the city of Oskaloosa tomorrow, Thursday, July 18. Kading, which is a family-owned development, construction, and property management company based in…
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Ottumwa Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Car vs Motorcycle Accident

OTTUMWA -- On July 16, 2024, at approximately 11:41 a.m., emergency personnel responded to Highway 63 and Rochester for a report of a car versus motorcycle accident.  The driver of the motorcycle was identified as…
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Updated Southern Iowa Fair Schedule Announced for Tonight (7/16)

OSKALOOSA -- The Southern Iowa Fair Board and Extension Council announced last night that all events at the Southern Iowa Fair that were scheduled for 5:30pm or later were canceled due to the severe weather.…
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Heat Advisory In Effect Today

DES MOINES -- The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for our area today. The NWS issued the warning for the area along and south of I-80 to be in effect from 1pm-8pm,…
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Ottumwa Man Dies in Train Accident

OTTUMWA -- On July 6, 2024, at approximately 03:00 a.m., the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from BNSF Railway. They reported their westbound train had just struck an individual that was on…
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Mahaska Health Boosts Local Economy and Provides Expanded Care for Community

OSKALOOSA -- A recent study from the Iowa Hospital Association reported that in 2023 alone, Mahaska Health generated nearly a thousand jobs that contributed over $68 million in wages for Oskaloosa’s economy. These local employment…
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Lake Red Rock Beaches Reopened

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, has reopened North Overlook and Whitebreast beaches at Lake Red Rock. Closed since July 3 due to high water levels, swim lines have…
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Farmland Lease and Management Workshop to be held August 1

OSKALOOSA -- The Iowa State University Mahaska County Extension and Outreach office will host a meeting on Thursday August 1, beginning at 1:30 pm. with doors open at 12:30 pm. The location is at the Mahaska…
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