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Vermeer Announces Plans to Expand to Des Moines

PELLA -- Vermeer Corporation has announced their plans to open a new manufacturing operation in Des Moines, Iowa. Utilizing existing manufacturing facilities located just off the Interstate 80/35/235 Northeast mixmaster, Vermeer is hiring 60 –…
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FSA to Implement Pilot Hiring Program in Iowa

DES MOINES -- Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA) is offering a new approach to recruiting agricultural leaders who want to become County Executive Directors (CED). Iowa FSA, with support from the Biden-Harris Administration, will open…
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Area School Boards to Meet for Final Time in 2022

By Sam Parsons Three area school districts have their final board meetings of the year tonight. The Pella School Board will meet tonight for a public hearing on the issuance of approximately $21,000,000 of school…
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Local Housing Trust Funds Receive Grants from IFA

DES MOINES -- The Iowa Finance Authority announced the award of a total of more than $11 million in grants to 26 Local Housing Trust Funds to support local housing initiatives, including initiatives that serve…
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Iowa 4-H Scholarship Applications Now Open

AMES -- Are you an Iowa 4-H'er planning to attend college? The Iowa 4-H Foundation knows it's not easy to finance a college education, and we know that many Iowa 4-H'ers can use help achieving…
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Osky Schools Enrollment Numbers Up from Previous Years

OSKALOOSA, IA — Enrollment in the Oskaloosa Community School District has increased by 46 students this school year, according to the Iowa Department of Education. The latest numbers indicate a reversal of the decreases in…
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OHS Storybook Players Celebrate 40 Years

OSKALOOSA -- The OHS Storybook Players celebrated 40 years as a traveling theatre group on Saturday with two phenomenal performances at George Daily Auditorium.  Forty-three Storybook Players took to the stage to perform Rumpelstiltskin, The Three Billy Goats Gruff,…
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Habitat for Humanity of Marion County Receives $1.5M Grant from State

DES MOINES -- Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced a total of nearly $20 million in investments to advance homeownership opportunities for more than 90 families through the development and rehabilitation of single-family homes and down…
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Pella's Kerstmarkt, Tour of Homes Underway Today

By Sam Parsons A couple of big holiday events in the city of Pella get going today and run into the weekend. Pella's 59th annual Tour of Homes is happening today through Saturday. The event…
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Marion County Bank Pledges $75K for KHC Expansion

KNOXVILLE -- Marion County Bank has pledged $75,000 to Knoxville Hospital & Clinics (KHC) to help fund the hospital’s $21 million expansion project that will add a new surgical suite, expand clinic space for visiting…
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