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Mahaska County 4-H & FFA Fundraiser Tonight

The Mahaska County 4-H and FFA Fair is having its annual fundraiser tonight (4/26) at Bradbury Hall at the Nelson Pioneer Farm in Oskaloosa.  Amy Brainerd with the Extension Office says this year, they're emphasizing…
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MHP to hold active shooter drill

If you drive by Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa Thursday (4/25) afternoon, you might see something disturbing.  The Oskaloosa Police and Fire Departments will be conducting a major active shooter drill on the MHP campus. …
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eCycle event Saturday

Do you have any electronics you’d like to get rid of?  Coming up on Saturday (4/27), MCG, Vermeer Corporation and Pella Corporation will hold their second annual Earth Day eCycle event in Oskaloosa and Pella. …
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Jasper County fatal motorcycle accident

A motorcyclist from Newton was killed in an accident Sunday afternoon (4/21) south of Newton.  The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office says it received a 911 call around 1:40 pm about a one vehicle motorcycle accident…
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Guilty of Second Degree Murder

Guilty of second degree murder.  That’s the finding a Mahaska County jury reached Monday afternoon (4/15) in Luke Van Hemert’s murder trial.  The jury of nine women and three men deliberated for about an hour…
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Defense rests in Van Hemert trial

The defense has rested its case in Luke Van Hemert’s murder trial in Oskaloosa.  Van Hemert is charged with second degree murder in the death of William Penn University basketball player Marquis Todd in March…
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Van Helmert Trial Update

The defense began presenting its case Thursday afternoon (4/11) in Luke Van Hemert’s murder trial in Oskaloosa.  Van Hemert is charged with second degree murder in the death of William Penn University basketball player Marquis…
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Van Hemert jury impaneled, Opening Arguments Given

A jury of ten women and four men, including two alternates, was selected Tuesday (4/9) in Luke Van Hemert’s murder trial.  The 24-year-old Van Hemert is charged with second degree murder in the death of…
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Van Hemert murder trial starts today

Jury selection begins Tuesday (4/9) in an Oskaloosa murder trial.  24-year-old Luke Van Hemert is charged with second degree murder in the death of William Penn University basketball player Marquis Todd in March 2018.  Van…
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O'Rourke, Sanders to campaign in area this weekend

Two Democratic candidates for President will be in the area this weekend.  Former Texas Congressman Robert “Beto” O’Rourke will hold a town hall meeting Friday night (4/5) at 6 at Drake Library in Grinnell.  Then…
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