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Ottumwa's Holiday Nights & Lights will be held

The City of Ottumwa will be going ahead with its annual Holiday Nights and Lights display later this year, despite the coronavirus pandemic.  The event will take place at Greater Ottumwa Park, but no dates…
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Iowa courts decline to halt push for in-class learning

Two state district court judges on Tuesday (9/8) declined to halt enforcement of a state requirement for schools to return students to classrooms, denying the Des Moines and Iowa City school districts a legal avenue…
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Axne says another Covid relief package should pass ASAP

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne says the U.S. House must act quickly to avert another government shutdown at the end of this month and pass another coronavirus relief package. Axne, a Democrat…
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COVID-19 causes EBF to move to hybrid learning

Seventh through twelfth graders at Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont are now attending school every other day.  EBF Superintendent Steve Williamson says the district switched to hybrid learning Tuesday (9/1). "The reason why was because in contact tracing and a…
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Coronavirus update

Two people from the No Coast Network listening area are among nine new deaths reported from coronavirus in Iowa.  The deaths of one person from Wapello County and one from Marion County were reported Tuesday…
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Weekend coronavirus update

The surge in positive tests for coronavirus continues across Iowa.  Another 2071 people have tested positive over the last two days, bringing the statewide total for the pandemic to 64,102.  37 new cases were reported…
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Highway 63 South back to normal

The detour on southbound Highway 63 between Oskaloosa and Eddyville has been taken down. For about two weeks, crews have been working to fix a sinkhole in that area.  The work has been completed and southbound…
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Candidates file for Mahaska County Board

Two people have filed paperwork to fill an opening on the Mahaska County Board.  Democrat Lisa Ossian and Republican Chuck Webb filed papers by Wednesday’s (8/26) deadline to fill the remaining two years on Steve…
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Secretary of State says ballot drop boxes can't be used

Iowa’s Republican secretary of state has issued instructions saying counties can’t set up drop boxes to accept early ballots for this year’s general election, despite not challenging their use in more than a third of…
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Osky school board approves bonds

Two bonds for a total of $13 million.  Tuesday night (8/25), the Oskaloosa School Board approved issuing those bonds at their regular Board meeting.  One bond worth $3 million will go toward the new Early…
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