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Oskaloosa City Council Receives E911/EMA Study Presentation, Housing Needs Assessment

By Sam Parsons The Oskaloosa City Council met last night and received a presentation from a needs assessment that was conducted for Mahaska County E911/EMA.  The assessment came back with dozens of recommendations of changes…
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As jets closed in on China balloon, hobbyists were listening

WASHINGTON (AP) — The extraordinary scene of U.S. fighter jets getting ready to strike a Chinese balloon had many people along the Carolina coast straining their necks and pointing their smartphones to the sky to capture the…
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Iowa business owner lobbies for modernizing Small Business Administration

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) The owner of a Cedar Rapids business is in Washington, D.C., urging congress to modernize the Small Business Administration. Sydney Rieckhoff is the CEO of Almost Famous Popcorn, a…
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Boil Order Lifted In Oskaloosa

By Sam Parsons The boil order that was put in place for a portion of east Oskaloosa has now been lifted, per the Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department. Following a water main break near the intersection…
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OSMRE provides $300,000 to restore Mahaska County watersheds

WASHINGTON — As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to clean up legacy pollution and revitalize the environment and economy of coal communities, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has awarded $300,000 in cooperative…
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Trace Adkins Announces Somewhere In America 2023 Tour

Trace Adkins is about to embark on a 22-date tour, aptly named the "Somewhere In America 2023 Tour". The tour will starts this Friday (February 10th) at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA and…
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This day in Country Music History

Today in 1960, “He’ll Have To Go” by Jim Reeves got a number one spot in Billboard magazine. Today in 1996, Travis Titt proposed to Theresa Nelson. Today in 1997, “It’s A Little Too Late” by Mark Chesnutt…
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Group: 1-in-5 U.S. adults will bet on this year's Super Bowl

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The gambling industry's national trade group predicts that 1-in-5 American adults will make a bet on Sunday's Super Bowl between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. The American Gaming…
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ISU part of project to diversify the cornbelt

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Iowa State University researchers are part of an effort led by Purdue University to diversify the cornbelt. ISU sociology professor J. Arbuckle says farmers once planted many different crops on…
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City of Ottumwa Announces Phase 8 Sewer Separation Closures

OTTUMWA -- Beginning Wednesday February 8th, 2023, the following closures will take place: The intersection of Walnut and Second Street will be closed for storm sewer installation. South Van Buren Avenue from the alley adjacent…
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