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Gov. Reynolds' extends public health emergency

Gov. Kim Reynolds is ordering the closure of more nonessential businesses to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Reynolds announced Thursday (3/26) that she had expanded an earlier closure order to include stores selling furniture,…
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One arrested in Ottumwa shooting

Ottumwa Police have a man in custody in connection with a Tuesday night shooting.  Around 11pm Tuesday (3/24), Ottumwa Police received several 911 calls about gunshots in the 1000 block of West Main Street.  Police…
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First case of coronavirus in Mahaska County

There is now a reported case of coronavirus in Mahaska County.  Mahaska Health announced Wednesday afternoon (3/25) that a person aged 61 to 80 tested positive for the virus and it’s believed that person caught…
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Hospital Notes

As of Wednesday morning (3/25), Mahaska Health in Oskaloosa will begin in-car screenings for all patients entering the facility.  All patients coming to Mahaska Health for any reason will need to pass an in-car screening…
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Help available for small businesses

Governor Kim Reynolds also spoke Monday (3/23) about helping Iowa’s small businesses in challenging times.  She announced disaster assistance is available. "We're making funding available for small grants to employers two to 25 employees.  And…
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Small Business Administration issues disaster declaration for Iowa

This weekend, the Governor also announced the U.S. Small Business Administration has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa. This means small businesses affected by the pandemic may apply for low-interest federal disaster…
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Gov. Reynolds issues another public health declaration

Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a new State Public Health Declaration to give relief to Iowans affected by the coronavirus concerns.  Among other things, Friday’s (3/20) declaration temporarily suspends collection of property taxes, some home…
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Keokuk County closes offices to the public

Keokuk County is now closing its offices to the public until further notice.  If you’re planning to visit a county office, you’re asked to call first to see if the business can be handled over…
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Oskaloosa schools open Monday for students to retrieve items

Oskaloosa schools will be opening their doors on Monday, March 23 to allow parents and students to retrieve essential items from a student’s locker.  Only parents will be allowed in Oskaloosa Elementary School.  Monday’s hours…
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Mahaska County limiting access to County offices

Mahaska County is asking the public to stay away from the County Courthouse as much as possible.  County Board Chairman Mark Groenendyk says these guidelines take effect at noon Wednesday (3/18). "We are going to try…
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