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Newton company pays for safety violations

A Newton company that builds wind turbine blades has settled with state regulators following an investigation into workplace safety violations. The Des Moines Register reports that TPI Composites didn't acknowledge any wrongdoing in the settlement…
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Two Oskaloosa men arrested in Missouri

Two brothers from Oskaloosa were arrested in northeast Missouri after they were allegedly in a stolen plumbing truck.  18-year-old Brent Nelson and 20-year-old Travis Nelson were arrested last Thursday morning (4/25) near Sublette in Adair…
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New Sharon driver wins race in Kansas

After several near misses in the early going this season, Zack VanderBeek finally found the road to victory lane and garnered his 48th career USMTS win at the 81 Speedway on Thursday night. The 34-year-old…
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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday

If you have expired or unused prescription drugs, you can safely dispose of them Saturday (4/27).  Oskaloosa Police and the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office will hold a prescription drug take back day Saturday from 10am…
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Ottumwa will have a new high school principal

Ottumwa High School has tentatively hired a new principal.  Richard Hutchinson, who is currently principal at Glenwood High School, must still be approved by the school board.  Hutchinson would replace Dan McGuire, who announced last…
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Roundabout construction in Ottumwa

Drivers in Ottumwa take note: a new phase of construction starts Tuesday (4/23) on the roundabout at Albia Road and Wapello Street.  Drivers going south on Wapello Street will still be able to make a…
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Oskaloosa flushing fire hydrants

The Oskaloosa Water Department is starting its spring cleaning Monday (4/22).  They’re flushing the fire hydrants in town.  You might notice low water pressure or cloudy or discolored water.  Water that’s cloudy or discolored is…
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Assault case against Pritchett dismissed

An assault case against an Oskaloosa Police officer has been dismissed.  Janay Pritchett had been charged with harassment, domestic abuse assault and displaying or using a weapon.  According to court records, Pritchett allegedly kicked her…
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Controlled burn in Ottumwa Tuesday

A controlled burn will be held at Ottumwa’s Memorial Park Tuesday (4/16) starting at 1pm.  This burn will cover nine and a half acres in the northwest section of the park.  The Ottumwa Fire Department,…
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Rep. Loebsack won't run for re-election in 2020

Iowa Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack announced Friday (4/12) he won't seek re-election when his current term ends, a move that likely will lead to a wide-open race in a district both parties see as winnable.…
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