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Educational Series, "A Journey Through Parkinson’s Disease," Coming to Oskaloosa

OSKALOOSA -- Growing older is the greatest risk factor for acquiring Parkinson’s disease and many people live with symptoms for several years before being diagnosed. Often people in early stages of Parkinson’s disease assume their…
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4th Annual Bark & Boo-A-Que With Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter and Mahaska Drug

By Sam Parsons This Saturday is Mahaska Drug’s 4th Annual Bark & Boo-A-Que and bake sale in partnership with the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter. We chatted with Deb Van Engelenhoven, a member of the Stephen…
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Marion County Board of Supervisors Discusses Junction 92 Shop, Statues in Downtown Knoxville

By Sam Parsons The Marion County Board of Supervisors met yesterday and had a discussion with the city of Knoxville about the possibility of placing statues on the courthouse square in downtown Knoxville. The city…
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Pella CSD Tables Discussion on School Logo Royalties

By Sam Parsons The Pella Community School Board met last night and approved an agreement between the district and The Queue Esports Arena to cooperate on future Esports events with the school. Among other actions…
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City of Ottumwa Announces Code Updates for Outdoor Burning

OTTUMWA -- This past year new code adoptions were put in place in regards to outdoor burning. With the temperatures dropping and fall clean-up coming up, the Ottumwa Fire Department wants to remind residents of…
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Central College Music and Theatre Programs Set for October

PELLA -- Central College's music and theater programs will showcase five events in October. As a new addition to Homecoming festivities, the musical theatre program welcomes the public to a production of the musical comedy,…
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Mahaska County Sheriff's Office, Auditor's Office Warn of Election Fraud Scheme

OSKALOOSA -- It has come to the attention of the Mahaska County Auditor's Office and the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office that a few Mahaska County residents have received telephone calls originating from the state of…
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Ottumwa City Council Approves Gas, Electric Franchise Fees

By Sam Parsons The Ottumwa City Council met last night and revisited the discussion of franchise fees that they had tabled during a meeting in July, specifically for gas and electric utilities. City Administrator Philip…
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Oskaloosa to Consider Adopting Vacant Buildings Ordinance

By Sam Parsons The Oskaloosa City Council held a meeting last night and heard a presentation from Development Services Director Shawn Christ about vacant buildings in the city. Christ said that estimates based on data…
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NASA Astronaut Raja Chari to Speak at Central College

PELLA -- Raja Chari, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut and commander of the NASA SpaceX Crew-3 mission, will present at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, Douwstra Auditorium, on Central College's campus. Central hosted…
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