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Greater Ottumwa PIP receives grant from John Deere Foundation

The John Deere Foundation has awarded a $76,000 grant to Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress—formerly known as the Ottumwa Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Organization.  The money will be used for technology upgrades and…
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Ottumwa man accused of making threats

A man is in custody in Ottumwa for allegedly threatening to set fire to the Ottumwa Regional Health Center and also for allegedly making a bomb threat at a local motel.  Wapello County law enforcement…
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Regional Airport Authority buys land for proposed airport

The group seeking to build an airport just outside Oskaloosa has reached a deal to buy a parcel of land for that airport.  The South Central Regional Airport Agency agreed to buy property from the…
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Playground closings

The Oskaloosa School District has now closed all school playgrounds until further notice.  And the City of Pella and Pella Community School District have closed all playgrounds effective immediately.  The City has closed the tennis…
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Coronavirus update

Iowa health officials have confirmed 38 more cases of the coronavirus and a fourth death. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Sunday (3/29) that the state now has 336 positive cases, up from 299…
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Osky Elementary teachers

It’s been over two weeks since Oskaloosa School students were in class. And the district’s Elementary School teachers miss their kids.  So this morning, over 40 cars filled with elementary teachers paraded through Oskaloosa.  Third…
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COVID-19 update

There are 34 new cases of coronavirus reported in Iowa.  That brings the statewide total as of Thursday (3/26) to 179.  Among these new cases are the one previously reported in Mahaska County.  There’s also…
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Osky students won't make up time missed to coronavirus

The three weeks of school that Oskaloosa students are missing due to the coronavirus concerns will not be made up at the end of this year’s school calendar.  Oskaloosa School Superintendent Paula Wright: "The Board…
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Mahaska Health seeks grant for telehealth services

With word last Friday (3/20) that the State of Iowa would be making $2.4 million in Community Development Block Grant money available to public health agencies, Mahaska Health is making a request for $85,692.  Mahaska…
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Eggs and Issues cancelled

Saturday’s (3/28) Eggs and Issues public meeting in Oskaloosa has been cancelled because of coronavirus concerns.  The meeting will not be rescheduled, thus ending the Eggs and Issues program for the season. Remember, you can…
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