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Pella Special Election Results: LOSST Extended for 20 More Years

By Sam Parsons The unofficial results are in from this week's special election in the city of Pella, and the voters have decided to extend the city's Local Option Sales and Services Tax, or LOSST,…
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Ottumwa Man Facing Murder Charge After Gas Station Assault Leads to Death

OTTUMWA -- On Sunday, September 11, 2022, at approximately 1:43 p.m., Ottumwa Police responded to Casey’s located at 1001 E. Main, Ottumwa, regarding an assault that had taken place in the parking lot. It was…
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Public Meetings on Greater Ottumwa Park Planning

OTTUMWA -- The City of Ottumwa is hosting a series of public input meetings for the community to share their views and interests for improvements to Greater Ottumwa Park on September 21, 2022. The purpose…
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Pella School Board Approves Girls Wrestling Coach Hire, Hears Annual Progress Report at Work Session

The Pella Community School District had a work session last night. The board approved the hire of Adam Hale as the first head girls wrestling coach in school history along with David Bouska as assistant…
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Pella CSD Hosting Work Session Today (9/12)

The Pella School Board has a work session scheduled for this evening, during which they are expected to approve the appointment of Adam Hale as the first head girls wrestling coach in the school’s history,…
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Iowa Author Beth Hoffman to Speak at Ottumwa Public Library

OTTUMWA -- The Ottumwa Public Library is happy to announce that they will host a visit from local Iowa author Beth Hoffman on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 6 pm.  The presentation will take place in…
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56th Annual Fall Festival Coming to Pioneer Farm

OSKALOOSA -- The Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum will celebrate its annual Fall Festival this year on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Pioneer Farm is excited to showcase several new…
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Ottumwa Council Approves Updated Automobile Sale Regulations

The Ottumwa City Council met last night and among the actions taken was the passage of an ordinance related to automobile sales. Community Development Director Zach Simonson walked the council through some of the changes…
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Pella Public Library: How to Write Your Memories Workshop

Have you considered writing about your life, but don’t know how to get started?  The Pella Public Library is offering a 4-part workshop titled, “How To Write Your Memories.” This workshop, led by local author,…
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Ottumwa Police Investigating Trailer Theft

OTTUMWA -- The Ottumwa Police Department reports that yesterday morning at around 7am, the department was contacted regarding some stolen semi-trailers from JBS. Preliminary investigation suggests that a semi was stolen from the area of…
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