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Protests, looting, vandalism at Iowa shopping malls

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Protesters broke into a Des Moines shopping mall late Sunday afternoon, looting stores that had closed early, including a Target. On Sunday night, a Davenport mall was vandalized. Early this morning, two…
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Oskaloosa City Council meets Monday

Monday night (6/1), the Oskaloosa City Council meets to vote on waiving the sidewalk requirement along A Avenue and Gateway Drive.  The First Church of Nazarene wants to put in a recreation trail south of…
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Southern Iowa Speedway Next Race Wednesday, June 10

Oskaloosa, Iowa: The next scheduled racing event will be held on Wednesday, June 10 at the Mahaska County Monster ½ mile dirt track located on the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds in Oskaloosa. June 3rd was a scheduled…
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VanDusseldorp Breaks 16 year Drought With SIS Win

By Jerry Mackey Oskaloosa, Iowa: With rain showers blanketing Southern Iowa on Wednesday the Southern Iowa Speedway was able to dodge the rain long enough to get racing action in. Night number two of the…
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Casinos preparing to open at the beginning of June

BY DAR DANIELSON The 19 state-licensed casinos are allowed to reopen on June 1st and are starting to release their plans for getting the slot machines working again. The manager of the state’s largest facility, Gary…
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Iowa officials confirm COVID-19 outbreaks at two Perdue Farms plants

BY O. KAY HENDERSON State officials today confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks at pork processing facilities in northwest Iowa. A spokesperson for the company says the testing was done three weeks ago, on the 4th and 5th of…
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Eddyville Cargill plant receives state grant

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board approved an award that will help create 14 new jobs at Eddyville’s Cargill plant. Linda Crookham-Hansen presented the project to the board Friday (5/22). "Cargill in Monroe County,…
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Congressman King says scrutiny is welcomed

BY O. KAY HENDERSON The five candidates competing in the GOP Primary in Iowa’s 4th congressional district are quarreling about their conservative credentials and their ability to win the district in November. Incumbent Steve King, who’s…
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Reynolds says continued closures would have societal cost

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Within 10 days, the majority of businesses and facilities Governor Kim Reynolds ordered to close in March will have been allowed to reopen, under new pandemic-related guidelines. Reynolds says critics of her…
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Southern Iowa Speedway Sees First Racing Action of 2020

By Jerry Mackey Oskaloosa, Iowa: One month following the scheduled racing season opener, the Southern Iowa Speedway was able to run races still under the Covid-19 Pandemic guidelines. Following Governor Reynolds restrictions, races were allowed…
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