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ISU Extension Hosting "The Benefits of Native Vegetation in Iowa’s Roadsides" Presentation Next Month

OSKALOOSA -- Mahaska County Master Gardeners will be hosting Ben Hoskinson, Mahaska County Roadside Vegetation Manager at a program to be held Tuesday, February 7, beginning at 7 pm.  The presenter will speak about the history of Roadside Vegetation Management in…
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Ottumwa Tax Abatement Deadline is January 25

OTTUMWA, IA -- The City of Ottumwa is accepting applications for property tax abatement until January 25, 2023. The residential and commercial property tax abatement programs are designed to encourage improvements and new development by…
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Mahaska County Board of Supervisors Holds Organizational Meeting

By Sam Parsons The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met this morning and had their annual organizational meeting. Mark Groenendyk was re-elected as board chair while Steve Wanders was elected as board vice chair. The…
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Marion County Sheriff Named President of ISSDA

By Sam Parsons Marion County Sheriff Jason Sandholdt was recently named the 2023 President of the Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association. The announcement was made at the ISSDA’s winter conference in December. Sandholdt becomes…
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Pella Council Meets for Final Time in 2022

By Sam Parsons The Pella City Council met for the last time in the year 2022 this week. The city saw new police officer Shawn Mason get sworn into duty. The council then held a…
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Oskaloosa, New Sharon Enact Snow Emergency Measures

By Sam Parsons The city of New Sharon announced that they are enacting their emergency snow ordinance today through Saturday morning if all of the roads have cleared by then. The city of Oskaloosa announced…
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Knoxville CSD to Begin Winter Break Early

By Sam Parsons The Knoxville School District announced that they will be starting their winter break early this week. There is now no school tomorrow (Wednesday 12/21) for the Knoxville School District, with winter break…
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Iowa Farm Bureau donates $100,000 to Iowa Food Bank Association to combat food insecurity during time of extreme need

WEST DES MOINES, IA – Inflation and surging food prices have amplified the needs of many Iowans struggling with food security, with requests for food assistance now nearly five times greater than an average year. …
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Melcher-Dallas School District Closed Again Today

By Sam Parsons The Melcher-Dallas School District announced yesterday that school would be closed Thursday and Friday of this week. The district is citing a high rate of absences due to illness. They released this…
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Visit Pella Receives $10k Grant to Update Website

PELLA, IA -- Visit Pella announced that they have received a $10,000 grant from Travel Iowa to update their website. According to a news release, the primary goal during the redesign process will be to…
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