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Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Advice on Reducing Your Family’s Sugar Intake

MAHASKA COUNTY – High amounts of added sugar in our diets have been linked to cavities, obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, to name a few. Mahaska Health Partnership’s Registered Dietitian Lea Rice offers…
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Golf Cart Ordinances Reminder

Motorists may be looking at golf carts as an alternative mode of transportation for the warmer months ahead. The Oskaloosa Municipal Code does permit the use of golf carts on public streets, but as with…
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Indian Hills Community College Awarded $14,927 From U.S. Soccer Foundation

OTTUMWA, IA – Indian Hills Community College today announced it has been awarded a $14,927 grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the national model for sports-based youth development programs in underserved communities. This grant is…
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Second St. Railroad Crossing Closed This Week

Ottumwa, Iowa –   Motorists are advised that Norris Asphalt Paving crews will be working on the railroad crossing on West Second Street starting at 7 A.M. this Thursday, May 11.  During this work, Second Street…
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Woman Charged With Slaying of Stepfather in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines woman has been accused of fatally shooting her stepfather. Police say officers responding to a call about a shooting Monday afternoon found the body of 49-year-old Anthony…
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Ottumwa/Wapello County Solid Waste Commission to Offer Compost Tumblers at Half Price

May 3, 2017 - Ottumwa, Iowa – As part of the Environmental Management Systems Program The Ottumwa/Wapello County Solid Waste Commission will offer compost tumblers at half price to promote good yard waste management. This…
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Man Once Convicted in 2009 Iowa Slaying Reaches Plea Deal

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man once convicted of killing an Iowa City landlord in 2009 has made a deal to plead guilty. A motion submitted Thursday in Johnson County District Court doesn't say…
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New Trial Ordered for Man Convicted of Killing Ex-Girlfriend

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A new trial has been ordered for a Cedar Rapids man who'd been convicted of stabbing to death his former girlfriend. The Iowa Court of Appeals said in its ruling…
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Another Person Charged with Burning "The Bridges of Madison County" Bridge in Iowa

WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — A third person has been arrested in the burning of a covered Iowa bridge featured in the novel "The Bridges of Madison County." Madison County Sheriff Jason Barnes said Tuesday that…
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Quilting Group Donates 44 Works of Art to Mahaska Health Partnership Patients

The Helping Hands Quilt Group gets together once a month and donates their finished quilts to various non-profit organizations. Each quilt is truly a work of art.   The group recently donated 44 beautiful quilts…
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