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Southern Iowa Speedway Season Opener

The 2021 racing season is set to take it's first green flag of the season on Wednesday, April 21st at the Southern Iowa Speedway located on the Mahaska County Fairgrounds in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Following a shortened…
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Four days with no COVID deaths in Iowa

It’s now four consecutive days with no deaths reported from coronavirus in Iowa.  And the number of positive tests for COVID-19 in the No Coast Network listening area seems to be slowing down.  The Iowa…
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Oskaloosa students still required to wear masks

Oskaloosa school students will still have to wear masks for the rest of the school year, but the School Board has relaxed some coronavirus-related restrictions.  At Tuesday’s (4/13) Oskaloosa School Board meeting, the Board approved…
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Controlled burn in Ottumwa Tuesday

You might be seeing heavy smoke near the recycling center in Ottumwa Tuesday afternoon (4/13).  If weather permits, after 4pm, Ottumwa Fire, Wapello County Rural Fire, Wapello County Conservation and Wapello County Emergency Management will…
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Drive through COVID-19 vaccine clinic Wednesday in Grinnell

Poweshiek County Public Health will be offering a drive through COVID-19 vaccine clinic Wednesday, April 14 from 1:30 to 4:30pm at Grinnell Mutual Insurance.  The Health Department will be offering the Moderna vaccine.  The clinic…
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Ottumwa Public Library opening on a limited basis

Starting Friday (4/9), the Ottumwa Public Library will be open to the public---but you will have to make an appointment to check out materials or use their computers.  Appointments will be limited to five people…
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Reynolds says more vaccine is coming; vaccine passports won't be

More Iowans will be able to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.  Governor Kim Reynolds says it’s not only because people between the ages of 18 and 65, regardless of underlying health conditions, are now eligible…
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Camping fees to rise at Iowa state parks

Campers looking to overnight in Iowa's state parks this year will pay more to do so. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has raised camping fees at the state's…
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Oskaloosa City Council discusses stimulus spending

What to do with federal stimulus money?  The Oskaloosa City Council talked about that during a study session Monday (4/5).  City Manager Michael Schrock told the Council the City will receive approximately $1.6 million in…
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Iowa virus cases up as young adults see increased infections

By DAVID PITT DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coronavirus-related hospitalizations increased to over 200 again Friday as the state reported another 616 confirmed cases with much of the increase due to infections of young…
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