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Thrift store sells vintage items to help animals in need

 A Heartland thrift store is now open to help animals in need.  Patty’s Animal Thrift Store recently opened in Fairfield.   “It was started in honor of my dear friend Patty Miller who passed away in…
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Eddyville woman arrested in an identity theft case

An Eddyville woman has been arrested for identity theft.  The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Virginia Mitchell was arrested around 6:40 Tuesday night (1/1) and later charged with identity theft and having stolen credit…
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Precision Pulley and Idler expanding into Kentucky

A Pella company is expanding into Kentucky.  Precision Pulley and Idler plans to start a $10.8 million manufacturing and distributing operation in Maysville and will hire 134 full-time employees over the next ten years.  The…
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Tips pick up on disappearance of Iowa news anchor

Police say tips have picked up on the 1995 disappearance of Iowa news anchor Jodi Huisentruit after she was featured on CBS' "48 Hours" this month. Mason City Police Chief Jeff Brinkley told the Waterloo-Cedar…
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Ottumwa Christmas tree disposal

Ottumwa residents who want to dispose of their Christmas trees can leave them on the curb for the regular bulky item pickup during the month of January.  The first day for pickup will be Thursday,…
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Oskaloosa early childhood & recreation center update

The Oskaloosa City Council held a study session last week on a 28E agreement between the City and Oskaloosa School District to build an early childhood and recreation center.  The Oskaloosa School Board approved the…
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A woman was killed in a deer vs. vehicle accident Sunday night in Tama County

A woman was killed Sunday night (12/23) in Tama County when a deer went through the windshield of her SUV. The Iowa State Patrol says 57-year-old Donna Kathleen Smith of Walford was a passenger in…
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Pekin schools on temporary lockdown yesterday

Pekin Community Schools were put on temporary lockdown Thursday (12/20).  Superintendent Dave Harper issued a statement on the school district's website that they was a situation regarding a high school student and her upset boyfriend,…
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More than 340 Iowa Schools struggling

State Education Officials say more than 340 Iowa schools have been identified as struggling.  The Iowa Department of Education said in a report released Tuesday (12/18) that 34 schools need comprehensive improvement for all students…
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One person injured in a two vehicle accident Monday night

A woman from Des Moines was injured in a two vehicle crash Monday night (12/17) in Pleasantville.  The Iowa State Patrol says 30-year-old Lasharee Robinson was trying to turn south on to State Highway 5…
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