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False report of sexual assault investigated

An investigation by the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office determined a reported sexual assault didn’t happen.  Last Thursday (10/18), the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint by a 13-year-old boy from Fremont. The boy said he’d been…
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Oskaloosa School Board will meet tonight

The Oskaloosa School Board holds a work session tonight (10/23) to discuss the status of the childcare and rec center project and also to talk about the 2019-2020 school calendar.  The Oskaloosa School Board meeting…
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Election interference not a possibility

After the 2016 election, there was plenty of talk about how possible interference through the internet could have affected the election results.  During a visit to Oskaloosa last week, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate…
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Secretary of State Paul Pate was in Oskaloosa last night

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate was in Oskaloosa Thursday to meet with Mahaska County Auditor Sue Brown and discuss the upcoming general election.  Pate says he’s concerned that people will go to social media…
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Natural gas supply is in good standing

With the recent cool weather, you've probably fired up your furnace already.  The experts say there's an ample supply of natural gas to keep us warm through the winter.  Dean Foreman, chief economist for the…
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Oskaloosa Fire Department gets a good grade

A good grade for Oskaloosa’s Fire Department means lower home insurance rates for you.  Oskaloosa Fire Chief Mark Neff told the City Council Monday (10/15) that the Fire Department is now rated as Class 3…
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High speed chase leads to the arrest of a New Sharon man

A man from New Sharon was arrested after leading police on a chase through Oskaloosa Sunday night (10/14). Around 10:40pm, Oskaloosa Police and Mahaska County Sheriff’s Deputies were told of a van that was driving…
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Mahaska County EMA/911 Board met last Thursday night

The Mahaska County EMA/911 Board met for almost three hours Thursday night with much discussion and no action taken on a new radio communications system.  At a special meeting earlier this week, the County Board…
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Phone call scam alert

Imagine getting a phone call from the Iowa State Police telling you they’ve seized a vehicle with drugs inside and that vehicle is registered to you.  Apparently, that’s been happening recently—and it’s a scam. The…
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Water rescue made by Ottumwa firefighters

Ottumwa firefighters had to make a water rescue on the Des Moines River Monday night.  Around 7pm Monday, the Fire Department received a call about a boat in the water that had lost power and…
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