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President approves federal disaster aid for derecho damage in Iowa

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA -  President Donald Trump announced outside the White House this morning he has OK’d federal assistance to help Iowa recover from last week’s derecho. “I just approved an emergency declaration…
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Detour set up on southbound 63

Remember the sinkhole on Highway 63 near Eddyville a couple of weeks ago?  Permanent repairs on that sinkhole are scheduled to start Saturday (8/15) and a detour on southbound 63 will go into effect.  Southbound…
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Back to School Fair

Speaking of back to school, the United Way of Mahaska County held its  annual Back to School Fair Wednesday (8/12).  Because of coronavirus concerns,  parents and kids picked up their backpacks of school supplies at…
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Storm update

Poweshiek, Jasper, Tama and Washington Counties are among 20 Iowa  counties that have been declared disaster areas after Monday’s (8/10) storms.  Not only were power lines and trees knocked down by the storm’s winds, but…
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Refunds available for Monday races in Oskaloosa

Monday night’s (8/10) Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge races at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa were cancelled because of the weather.  To get a ticket refund, mail your tickets and a self-addressed stamped envelope to FRC,…
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Osky School Board votes on Return to Learn plan

The Oskaloosa School Board will consider its Return to Learn plan at Tuesday night’s (8/11) regular Board meeting.  The Board will also set the date for a hearing on issuing $13 million in bonds for…
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Life sentence given to man convicted in Cedar Rapids teen’s 1979 death

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR RADIO IOWA -  A Manchester Man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday in the 1979 murder of Cedar Rapids high schooler Michelle Martinko. Martinko was 18 when she was…
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Attorney General issues warning on certain type of mask

BY MATT KELLEY RADIO IOWA - A consumer alert is being issued for Iowans to avoid certain types of face masks that are being sold using deceptive claims and which may not offer protection from COVID-19.…
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Griffiths Takes Two As Southern Iowa Speedway Holds Season Championships

By Jerry Mackey: Oskaloosa, Iowa: Wednesday, August 5th, Copeland Auto Body and S&S Mobile Blasting hosted Season Championship Racing and Hall of Fame Induction night at the Southern Iowa Speedway. Very pleasant weather greeted a…
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Two districts resist governor’s order on resumption of classes

Two central Iowa school boards are resisting the governor’s order that districts begin the school year with in-person instruction. The Waukee School Board and the district’s superintendent issued a written statement last night. It included…
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