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Ottumwa fishing derby Saturday

Ottumwa has a daily double Saturday (3/30) for people who like the outdoors.  The Ottumwa Park Campground will open for the season Saturday.  And there will also be a fishing derby in the Ottumwa Park…
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Ottumwa Main Street construction resumes Monday

Construction on East Main Street in Ottumwa will resume Monday (4/1).  The work will be on Main between Jefferson and Vine Streets.  The phase starting Monday will be from the middle of the 500 block…
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Maple Syrup Festival Saturday in Oskaloosa

The Environmental Learning Center in Oskaloosa will hold its annual Maple Syrup Festival Saturday morning (3/30).  Mahaska County Conservation Board naturalist Laura DeCook talks about the festival. "I will give a presentation about the process…
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No Immunity for Vanhemert, Trial to Commence on April 9

Judge Lucy Gamon has denied Luke Vanhemert's claim of immunity from prosecution under Iowa's "Stand Your Ground Law".   In overruling the Defendant's Motion to Force Immunity, Judge Gamon distinguished the Iowa law from a similar…
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Statewide tornado drill Wednesday

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa.  One of this week’s activities is a statewide tornado drill that will take place Wednesday morning (3/27) at 10:10am.  Meteorologist Allan Curtis with the National Weather Service…
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Ritenour's murder trial to stay in Mahaska County for now

The second trial of an Oskaloosa, Iowa, mother convicted of killing her daughter will stay in Mahaska County at least for now.. Alicia Ritenour is accused of killing her 17-month-old daughter, Ava, in January 2014.…
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Ritenour re-trial date set

Alicia Ritenour’s re-trial for murdering her 17-month-old daughter will still take place in Mahaska County—at least for now.  Ritenour is accused of killing her daughter, Ava, in January 2014.  She was found guilty at her…
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William Penn men eliminated at NAIA basketball nationals

For the second time this month, Lewis-Clark State has knocked William Penn out of the NAIA Division I basketball tournament.  Last week, it was the women; Friday afternoon (3/22), the Warriors men beat the Statesmen…
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Senator Grassley In Sigourney

Iowa US Senator Charles Grassley was in Sigourney Thursday morning (3/21), answering questions from students.  Grassley says he likes this type of event, because it’s a younger crowd than his town hall meetings. "To some…
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Flooding affects USDA Sigourney office

The USDA Farm Service office in Sigourney has been dealing with flooding and a sewer backup in their office.  A combination of sewage and storm water affected the building’s wiring and filing cabinets.  Amy Krapfl, the…
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