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West Ridge Specialty Care comes off state outbreak list

A Knoxville long-term care facility has been taken off the state’s coronavirus outbreak list.  West Ridge Specialty Care was taken off the outbreak list Friday (10/23), after a period where no new COVID-19 cases had…
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Oskaloosa woman arrested on drug charges and more

An Oskaloosa woman is facing several charges after she was arrested Wednesday night (10/21) in Wapello County.  The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Claudia Blizzard is charged with possession of a controlled substance--morphine--as well…
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Company working with Oskaloosa, Knoxville school districts is hacked

An online company hired by the Oskaloosa and Knoxville school districts has had a security breach that may have involved several students.  Timberline provides Medicaid billing and information for over 190 Iowa school districts.  Timberline…
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Grassley says ‘going bigger’ on pandemic relief creates problems

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says the $300 billion coronavirus relief package Senate Republicans plan to vote on this week could be a starting point for negotiations. “Since we can agree on these…
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Coronavirus update

There was a big jump in coronavirus cases in Mahaska County over the weekend.  The Iowa Department of Public Health reported 30 new cases in Mahaska County from Saturday (10/17) and Sunday (10/18).  That brings…
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Main Street Ottumwa receives grant

Main Street Ottumwa has been awarded a $75,000 challenge grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority.  The grant money will be used to renovate the Southern Iowa Utilities Building at 307 East Main Street.
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Knoxville Raceway releases preliminary 2021 schedule

After a season interrupted by coronavirus, Knoxville Raceway has released its tentative schedule for 2021.  The new racing season opens April 17….with the 60th running of the Knoxville Nationals August 11-14.  There's more information here: https://www.knoxvilleraceway.com/Article/2315/knoxville-raceway-announces-2021-season-schedule
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Osky Middle School reports positive COVID-19 tests

The Oskaloosa School District says several members of the Middle School have tested positive for coronavirus.  The statement doesn’t say how many are students or how many are staff members.  Oskaloosa Middle School is going…
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Registering to vote

With Election Day three weeks away, you’ve probably seen several reminders through the mail and social media about registering to vote.  Mahaska County Auditor Sue Brown tells the No Coast Network you don’t have to…
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Fire destroys rural Blakesburg home

Fire destroyed a home in rural Blakesburg Thursday morning (10/8).  Blakesburg firefighters were called around 3:15am Thursday to a report of smoke and flames at a home on 225th Avenue.  The couple inside the home was…
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