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Oskaloosa School Board meets Tuesday

The Oskaloosa School Board will have a public hearing on its fiscal year 2020 budget at Tuesday night’s (4/9) monthly meeting.  There will also be a public hearing on selling a house that students in…
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Bras for a Cause Saturday in Hedrick

Hedrick is getting ready for its eighth annual Bras for a Cause event Saturday (4/6).  It’s a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen, the largest breast cancer organization in the US.  Laurie Hornback, who started Bras…
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Wapello County disaster declaration

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster declaration for Wapello County for the flash flooding that occurred March 12 due to ice jams on the Des Moines River.  Grants of up to $5000 are…
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Fatal Ottumwa Motorcycle Accident

A motorcyclist from Ottumwa has died from injuries sustained in a collision with a SUV Monday (4/1) in Ottumwa.  Ottumwa Police say they were called around 10:35am to a report of a crash at the…
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No spring cleanup in Oskaloosa

There won’t be a spring cleanup in Oskaloosa.  Monday night (4/1), the Oskaloosa City Council voted to end the spring cleanup program, where residents have put old appliances on the curb for city crews to…
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Sewer line break at Newton Correctional Facility

Work is continuing to fix a break in the sanitary sewer line at the Newton Correctional Facility.  The Iowa DNR says the break was reported around noon Friday (3/29).  Officials with the Facility say raw…
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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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