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WPU Falls to Central in Final Dual of Campaign

PELLA -- The Statesmen men's wrestling team ended its regular season dual slate with a 37-15 non-conference loss to Central Tuesday. William Penn (6-7) won three of the seven contested matches, but could not overcome…
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OSMRE provides $300,000 to restore Mahaska County watersheds

WASHINGTON — As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to clean up legacy pollution and revitalize the environment and economy of coal communities, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has awarded $300,000 in cooperative…
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Knoxville City Council Awards Park Project Bids, Begins Hearing Budget Presentations

By Sam Parsons The Knoxville city council met last night and held public hearings for improvements to both Edwards Park and Veterans Park. The Edwards Park Improvements Project mostly involves making improvements to the drainage…
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Boil Order in Place in East Oskaloosa; Hy-Vee Offering Free Water to Residents

By Sam Parsons A portion of the city of Oskaloosa is now under a boil order after a water main break early in the morning in the eastern part of the city rendered much of…
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Ottumwa PD Joins I-PLEDGE Program

OTTUMWA -- The Ottumwa Police Department has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of Ottumwa’s underage persons. Known as I-PLEDGE, the program is a partnership with…
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Pella CSD among 37 Iowa school districts joining, expanding Iowa STEM BEST + HD program

DES MOINES, Iowa (KTIV) - The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has announced 37 new school districts across the state still will join or expand the STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) + HD…
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Oskaloosa Police Department to Partner with Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division for Tobacco, Alternative Nicotine, and Vapor Product Education and Enforcement

OSKALOOSA --The Oskaloosa Police Department has pledged to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor products out of the hands of Oskaloosa underage persons. Known as I-PLEDGE, the program is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic…
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PACE Alliance Names 2022 Impact Award Winners

By Sam Parsons The Pella Area Community and Economic Alliance (PACE) unveiled this year’s recipients of the Pella Impact Awards, which honor individuals, organizations, and businesses that make a positive impact on the Pella community.…
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Eggs and Issues January 28: Rozenboom, Hayes, Kniff-McCulla Field Questions

By Sam Parsons The Mahaska Chamber held another Eggs and Issues forum on Saturday with the panel featuring 3 state lawmakers. State Representatives Helena Hayes and Barb Kniff-McCulla as well as State Senator Ken Rozenboom…
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Marion County Board of Supervisors Continues Budget Discussions

By Sam Parsons The Marion County Board of Supervisors held their third round of budget discussions of the week yesterday morning. The departments that presented included Development, Zoning, Treasurer, Health Insurance, Sheriff’s Office, and Attorney.…
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