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President's Day Closings for Ottumwa

(Ottumwa, Iowa) – The third Monday of each February is a time to remember past presidents and, for some government employees, a day to enjoy off work. It is also when George Washington's birthday is celebrated…
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Two from Newton Facing Theft Charges After Investigation

(JASPER COUNTY, Iowa)–On Monday, Feb. 12, after a lengthy investigation, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office was able to arrest two subjects for multiple thefts and related charges. Charles Loudermilk, age 49, of Newton, was one…
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William Penn Student Projects Place in ICMA Contests

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – William Penn University Digital Communication students received five awards from the 2017 Better Student News Media and 2017 Better Student Television contests. The Iowa College Media Association (ICMA) hosts the annual contests.…
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Indianola Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Offenses

(DES MOINES, Iowa) – On February 2, 2018, Scott Jacob Smith, age 33, of Indianola, appeared before United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose and was sentenced to 235 months in prison following a…
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'Lyrical Iowa' Deadline Approaching

(MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa)–The deadline for entering Iowa Poetry Association’s (IPA) 73rd Annual “Lyrical Iowa” is fast approaching, with a due date of Wednesday, Feb. 28. “Lyrical Iowa” is an annual anthology comprised of poems written…
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Local Brewery Lands Gold, Bronze Medals for ‘Best of Craft Beer’

(Oskaloosa, IA)–NoCoast Beer Co. is leaving its mark in the craft beer world. Just over a year after opening its doors, NoCoast is competing against some of the top breweries in the world and winning…
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Drugs, Weapons Seized During Ottumwa Traffic Stop

(Ottumwa, Iowa) – In the early hours of Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Ottumwa Police Department performed a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Ferry and Chester in Ottumwa. According to a news…
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OCSD School Board Meets Tuesday, Feb. 13

(Oskaloosa, Iowa) – The Oskaloosa Community School District Board of Directors will meet in a regular session on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6:00 PM in the George Daily Auditorium Board Room. This routine meeting will…
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Ottumwa Man Faces Charges After January Incident

(Ottumwa, Iowa) – According to a news release sent by the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office, the Sheriff's Office and the Ottumwa Police Department executed a search warrant in Ottumwa at the beginning of January. As a…
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Snow Emergency Declared Around Region

(MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa)–As a result of severe weather in the region, KBOE is keeping track of a list of towns and cities in the area which have declared a snow emergency as well as sports…
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