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Central College Music Ensembles, Christmas Candlelight Concerts Set

PELLA -- Central College welcomes the public to ring in the holiday season with concerts and performances, including the 48th annual Christmas Candlelight Concerts. Central's musical ensembles and programs will host seven concerts for the…
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Knoxville City Council Approves Ridge Urban Development, Golf Cart/UTV Ordinance

By Sam Parsons The Knoxville city council met last night and they held a public hearing regarding their proposed Ridge Urban Renewal Plan, which concluded with the council approving the plan and a contract with…
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Amidst extreme drought and record high input costs, Iowa farmers report record corn and soybean yields in 2021

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Nov. 18, 2022 – The 2022 Iowa Agricultural Statistics, a comprehensive overview by Iowa’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) office and released by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), found…
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Mitigation project addresses former strip mine sites on Pella Wildlife Area

PELLA -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will begin a project to restore a portion of the Pella Wildlife Management Area that was previously…
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Ottumwa Council Hears Main Street Update, Restructures Airport Staff

By Sam Parsons The Ottumwa City Council met this week and received a presentation from Fred Zesiger, director of Main Street Ottumwa, who updated the council on the current state of Main Street Ottumwa and…
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Fremont Man Dies in Crash on Hwy 23

OSKALOOSA -- A rural Fremont man died yesterday as a result of injuries sustained in a crash on Highway 23. Yesterday morning, at approximately 5:30am, the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the 3000…
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North Mahaska Schools Evacuated

NEW SHARON -- Students, staff and faculty were evacuated just before school began Monday morning. Members of the New Sharon Fire Department and MidAmerican Energy responded to the call about 7:40 a.m. Upon staff arrival…
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Pella's 2022-23 Tulip Queen Named

By Sam Parsons The city of Pella’s Tulip Time Queen and Royal Court were named at the Tulip Queen Announcement Party on Saturday. Cheyne Plants was named Tulip Queen and Tatum Carlstone, Anna DeNooy, Avery…
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Voting is Now Live for Main Street Young Ambassador Contest

OSKALOOSA -- Now is the time to place your votes for the Main Street Young Ambassador of your choice. Twenty-seven local children ages three through kindergarten are seeking monetary votes to become this year’s Young…
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Monroe County Hospital and Clinics Alerts Publics of Scam

ALBIA -- Monroe County Hospital & Clinics has been made aware that people are receiving phone calls from someone posing as Monroe County Hospital & Clinics, asking for personal information, trying to sell COVID test…
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