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Freeze Watch Tuesday night into Wednesday morning

We haven’t seen the last of winter weather.  A Freeze Watch will go into effect Tuesday night (4/20) at 7 until 10am Wednesday (4/21) for the No Coast Network listening area.  The National Weather Service…
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North Mahaska prepares for prom

It’s prom season in the No Coast Network listening area.  Prom is an event that is a high priority for high school students.  It’s also an event that wasn’t held in many places last year…
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Bahena Rivera in court

The man accused of murdering Mollie Tibbetts was in court Thursday (4/15) for the first time in over a year. Cristian Bahena Rivera attended a pretrial conference for his first degree murder trial.  Rivera is…
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The rock stars of one of Iowa’s oldest state parks finally reopen for visitors

BY MATT KELLEY The primary feature of one of eastern Iowa’s most popular tourist attractions reopens to the public today for the first time since 2019. The caves at Maquoketa Caves State Park were kept sealed off all…
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Oskaloosa students still required to wear masks

Oskaloosa school students will still have to wear masks for the rest of the school year, but the School Board has relaxed some coronavirus-related restrictions.  At Tuesday’s (4/13) Oskaloosa School Board meeting, the Board approved…
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Controlled burn in Ottumwa Tuesday

You might be seeing heavy smoke near the recycling center in Ottumwa Tuesday afternoon (4/13).  If weather permits, after 4pm, Ottumwa Fire, Wapello County Rural Fire, Wapello County Conservation and Wapello County Emergency Management will…
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Oskaloosa School Board meets

The Oskaloosa School Board holds its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night (4/13).  There will be a public hearing on the School District’s budget for the 2021-22 school year.  The Board will also consider updating its…
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Drive through COVID-19 vaccine clinic Wednesday in Grinnell

Poweshiek County Public Health will be offering a drive through COVID-19 vaccine clinic Wednesday, April 14 from 1:30 to 4:30pm at Grinnell Mutual Insurance.  The Health Department will be offering the Moderna vaccine.  The clinic…
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Study finds alcohol use among women rose since start of pandemic

An Iowa State University study finds nearly two-thirds of women surveyed admit they're drinking more alcohol, more frequently, since the onset of the pandemic. Susan Stewart, an I-S-U professor of sociology, says she found coronavirus-related…
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Governor says there’ll be an independent investigation of Anamosa prison murders

BY O. KAY HENDERSON A new security director will be installed in the Iowa Department of Corrections in response to the March 23 attack by two inmates at the Anamosa State Penitentiary that killed two staff…
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