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Iowa community college leaders expect enrollment bounce this fall

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - Enrollment at Iowa community colleges has been decreasing since 2011 and the decline accelerated during the pandemic. However, the leaders of two community college districts that operate nine campuses…
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Griffiths Takes Two On Thrilling Night of Racing At SIS

By Jerry Mackey Bill & Rays Truck Repair hosted Bike Night at the Southern Iowa Speedway on Wednesday night. 39 youngsters went home sporting smiles with brand new bicycles. The racing action saw a night…
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Oskaloosa School Board special meeting

The Oskaloosa School Board has called a special meeting for 5:00 Wednesday afternoon (6/23).  The meeting’s agenda says the Board will consider resignations, transfers and appointments…as well as a review of personnel practices.  That will…
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Air travel continues rebound from COVID shutdown

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR The number of travelers at Iowa airports is rebounding from the impact of the pandemic, but is not yet back to normal. Just more than 92,000 people boarded flights at the Des…
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Oskaloosa City Council meets Monday

The Oskaloosa City Council will hold a study session Monday night (6/21) to review a draft development agreement between the City of Oskaloosa and Oskaloosa Post Development LLC.  That’s the group that is working on…
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Axne-sponsored proposals included in corporate accountability package

BY O. KAY HENDERSON The U-S House has passed a proposal from Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne that would force big corporations to disclose if they’re outsourcing jobs and using so-called tax havens in other countries to…
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Reynolds signs tax cut & mental health funding law

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on Wednesday (6/16) signed into law a tax bill that requires the state to take over funding of mental health services, removing them from local property taxes. The measure also phases…
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Coronavirus update

One person in Iowa has died of coronavirus…bringing the state’s death total for the pandemic to 6103 as of Wednesday (6/16). That death was not in the No Coast Network listening area.  There were 87…
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Dry conditions spread as June starts out with little rain

BY DAR DANIELSON The new U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 90% of Iowa is experiencing some type of dryness or drought. The Iowa DNR’s Tim Hall says only one section of the state has no water…
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Oskaloosa Public Library celebrates

The Oskaloosa Public Library is holding a double celebration Wednesday (6/9).  One part is an official unveiling of a historical building marker for the library.  Ann Brouwer of Oskaloosa’s Historical Building Marker Steering Committee says…
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