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Mahaska County Board interviews for an economic development director

The Mahaska County Board interviewed a candidate for a new position Wednesday (6/12).  The Board spent nearly an hour interviewing Tom Flaherty for what would be a new position as County Economic Development Director.  Flaherty…
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Oskaloosa woman sentenced for insurance fraud

An Oskaloosa woman has been sentenced to two years' probation and ordered to pay more than $14,000 in restitution and penalties for insurance fraud.  The Iowa Insurance Division says 39-year-old Brandy Voss of Oskaloosa received…
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Biden & Trump campaign in Iowa

Speaking softly, but firmly, former Vice President Joe Biden brought his Presidential campaign to Ottumwa Tuesday (6/11).  The front-runner for the 2020 Democratic nomination spent most of his 30 minute speech criticizing President Donald Trump and…
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Biden Preview

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden plans to use his visit to Iowa to criticize President Donald Trump's economic policy as hurting those very voters who helped elect him.  Biden says in remarks prepared for delivery…
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Ottumwa fire damages building

Ottumwa firefighters are investigating a blaze that did serious damage to a building early Sunday (6/9).  Fire crews were called at 3:30am Sunday to a building at the corner of Main Street and Iowa Avenue. …
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Art on the Square this weekend in Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa’s 51st annual Art on the Square starts Friday night (6/7) downtown.  Artists will begin selling their work at 5pm.  There will also be live music from Small Town Superheroes and Rock Bottom Band.  There’s also…
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Art on the Square Begins Friday in Oskaloosa

An Oskaloosa tradition returns this weekend.  The 51st annual Art on the Square takes place Friday and Saturday (6/7 & 8) in the square downtown.  Emily Brown, Main Street Director at the Oskaloosa Chamber, talks…
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Oskaloosa Council to hold public hearing on urban renewal plan

The Oskaloosa City Council will hold a public hearing July 1 on an amendment to the City’s urban renewal plan.  While “urban renewal” may sound like something a larger city like Des Moines or Davenport…
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Flooding Update

There is still a Flood Warning for the Des Moines River near Eddyville.  As of 4:15am Monday (6/3), the river was at 64.5 feet---a foot and a half above flood stage. The National Weather Service…
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New Environmental Learning Center Grand Opening Today

A Grand Opening celebration will be held today at the New Environmental Learning Center, located at 2343 Hwy 92 West in Oskaloosa,  between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Visitors will have the…
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