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Sen. Ernst visits Pella hydroelectric plant Inbox

Iowa US Senator Joni Ernst was in Pella Tuesday afternoon (4/6).  She toured the hydroelectric power plant at Lake Red Rock in Pella.  During her visit, Ernst spoke with reporters about infrastructure legislation making its…
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Mahaska County Board discusses 911 funding

The Mahaska County Board spent over an hour Monday (4/5) discussing funding and management of the County’s 911 and dispatch.  You’ll remember in February, an Iowa District Judge ruled in favor of the County Board…
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Pella prepares for Tulip Time

Organizers in Pella are planning to bring back the city's annual tulip festival next month. Festival board member Cyndi Atkins says they are excited about the return after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of last year's…
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Iowa governor signs law making gun permits optional

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a bill into law that gets rid of the requirement that Iowans get state permits to purchase and carry pistols and revolvers. Applications for…
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Discarded cigarette caused fire at Ottumwa business

An improperly discarded cigarette has been determined to be the cause of a fire that damaged an Ottumwa bar.  On Wednesday afternoon (3/31), Ottumwa firefighters were called to a fire at Uncle Bucks Bar and…
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Man sought in Mason City murder

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR Police are searching for a Mason City man after a murder late Wednesday night in Mason City. Police Chief Jeff Brinkley says shortly after 10:25 Wednesday night, officers responded to a shooting…
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Remains of missing 10-year-old girl found

Human remains discovered in rural eastern Iowa have been identified as a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing last summer, police said Wednesday. Davenport Police Chief Paul Sikorski said an autopsy confirmed the remains are…
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Deliberations to begin in Ottumwa attempted murder trial

In Ottumwa, a jury is expected to begin deliberating Wednesday afternoon (3/31) on the fate of two men accused of getting into a shootout with police.  26-year-old Dalton Cook and 35-year-old Michael Bibby, both of…
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Hanson re-hired as Ottumwa High Principal

Ottumwa High School’s new principal will be a familiar face.  The Ottumwa School District announced Monday (3/29) that Mark Hanson would take over as high school principal on July 1.  He will succeed Richard Hutchinson,…
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One student’s body found, one still missing after ISU Crew team accident

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - Iowa State University officials say a boat with five members of ISU’s Crew Club capsized Sunday morning on Little Wall Lake. Three students were rescued, transferred to the hospital…
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