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Mahaska County fatal head-on crash

Two people are dead after a pickup collided head-on with a semi Monday morning (7/1) near Rose Hill.  According to the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called around 10:15am to an accident on Highway…
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Mahaska County Board discusses appropriate pay

A question about appropriate pay for Mahaska County employees got most of the attention at Monday’s (7/1) Mahaska County Board meeting.  The Board voted to hire a Davenport-based consulting firm to determine what County employees…
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Kayaker's body found

The body of a missing kayaker was found Monday afternoon (7/1).  Washington County law enforcement says 52-year-old David Woodson of Brighton was found around 4:40pm Monday.  He had been missing since Saturday evening (6/29) when…
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Sanders will be in Pella July 4

Democratic Presidential contender Bernie Sanders will be taking part in Pella’s Independence Day parade.  The Vermont Senator will be in four parades on the Fourth of July around Iowa.  Pella’s Independence Day parade will start…
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Kayaks found overturned; Everyone safe

Two overturned kayaks were discovered early Tuesday morning (6/25) north of Oskaloosa.  The good news is that everyone has been accounted for and no one was hurt.  The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office tells the No…
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Ottumwa traffic delays

If you normally use the Jefferson Street Bridge in Ottumwa, you’ll need to find an alternate route this week.  Starting at 9am Monday (6/24), the Jefferson Street Bridge will be closed for a regular structural…
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New Mahaska County seal approved

The next time you vote in Mahaska County, you’ll see something new on the ballot.  At Monday’s Mahaska County Board meeting, the Board approved an official County Seal.  Mahaska County Auditor Sue Brown explains why…
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Ritenour wants past statements kept out of second murder trial

An Oskaloosa woman who’s getting a new trial for killing her daughter wants her previous statements kept out of the new trial.  You’ll remember Alicia Ritenour was convicted in 2014 of killing her 17-month-old daughter,…
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Oskaloosa man charged with sex crimes

An Oskaloosa man is accused of sharing x-rated pictures of teenage girls on social media.  Albia Police and the Division of Criminal Investigation arrested 30-year-old Andrew James Richardson last week. Albia Police were told that…
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Oskaloosa City Council votes on facade improvement

Monday night (6/17), the Oskaloosa City Council will vote on approving a contract for phase two of the City’s façade improvement project.  There is a bid of $800,000 from Cornerstone Commercial Contractors of Corning, Iowa. …
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