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Mahaska County Conservation Board has an open seat

The Mahaska County Conservation Board is looking for a new member.  County Conservation Director Dave Sedivec told the County Board Monday (11/19) that Ross Nilson has asked that he not be re-appointed for another five…
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Albia Police need help finding the person or persons responsible for recent arson fires

Police in Albia want your help in learning who set two arson fires.  According to the Albia Police Department's Facebook page, two arson fires have been set in the city since October 24. Both fires…
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Ottumwa road construction

Here’s a note for drivers in Ottumwa: The Ottumwa Water Works will be replacing a broken system valve at the intersection of N. Wapello and W. Woodland Ave. today, Wednesday (11/14). Drivers are advised that…
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Oskaloosa School Board meeting is tonight

The Oskaloosa School Board will vote on approving an out of state trip for the boys’ varsity basketball team at tonight’s (11/13) monthly meeting.  The Indians are scheduled to play in Quincy, Illinois on January…
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Ottumwa woman killed in a weekend car accident

Law enforcement says icy roads contributed to a Friday morning (11/9) crash that killed a woman from Ottumwa.  The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says 68-year-old Maria Fernandez lost control of her car when she reached…
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Firebug caught in Poweshiek county

Poweshiek County law enforcement has made an arrest in connection with a series of suspicious fires this past spring.  21-year-old Chance Ryan Beres of Malvern has been charged with three counts of second degree arson…
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Dustin Hite elected as State Representative

New Sharon Mayor Dustin Hite has been elected State Representative for House District 79, covering Mahaska County and part of Marion County.  Hite, a Republican, defeated Democrat Samantha Keith by nearly a three to one…
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Robbery suspect caught a year and a half later

It has taken nearly a year and a half, but Washington Police believe they’ve found the man who robbed a local jeweler in April 2017.  On April 5, 2017, Don’s Jewelry was robbed.  After reviewing…
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Oskaloosa city council meeting tonight

Tonight (11/5), the Oskaloosa City Council will talk traffic.  The Council will vote on a proposal to remove the stop lights at 3rd Avenue East and South 17th Street and put in two-way stop signs at 3rd Avenue. …
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Pella man dies in a farm accident

A man from rural Pella died Wednesday afternoon (10/31) in a farm tractor fire.  The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office says it was called to a farm on Eaton Avenue around 3:15 pm.  When paramedics arrived,…
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