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Osky School Board member calls for High School Principal's firing

During Tuesday's (11/10) Oskaloosa School Board meeting, Board member Carl Drost asked that High School Principal Stacy Bandy be fired for not responding properly to a threat made at the High School last week.  Board…
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Fire alarm malfunction forces OHS students to learn from home Tuesday

Oskaloosa High School students will be learning from home Tuesday (11/10).  It’s not because of coronavirus, but the high school’s fire alarm.  Around 3pm Monday (11/9), a fire alarm went off in a science classroom…
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Jasper County vote update

All ballots cast in Jasper County in this year's General Election were recounted this weekend and a hand recount will be held Monday (11/9) in a precinct in Mingo. The preliminary results -- added to…
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Thomas guilty of involuntary manslaughter in her daughter's death

An Ottumwa woman accused of murdering her 5-year-old daughter has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, rather than murder.  Kelsie Thomas was arrested in July 2018 after her daughter, Cloe Chandler, was found dead at…
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Osky Rotary Christmas Food Basket sign-up

The Oskaloosa Rotary is preparing for its annual Christmas Food Basket program.  Oskaloosa Rotary Vice President Eddie Pierson tells us how to sign up. "People can get their applications for the Christmas Food Basket at…
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Iowa election results

For Iowa, the 2020 election is over.  Iowans chose President Donald Trump over Joe Biden for the state’s six electoral votes.  Iowa US Senator Joni Ernst won re-election in a hotly contested race against Theresa…
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Record Number of Voters Expected in Iowa

Iowa voters are expected to cast ballots in record numbers for an election that will determine competitive races for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and state Legislature. Nearly a million people have returned absentee ballots,…
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Mahaska County won't post election results in Courthouse lobby

Another tradition is going by the wayside this year because of coronavirus.  Mahaska County will not be posting election results on a large blackboard in the County Courthouse on Tuesday (11/3).  Mahaska County Auditor Sue…
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Reminder for smoke & carbon monoxide detectors

Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend.  So before you go to bed Saturday night (10/31), set your clocks back one hour.  It’s also recommended that you put fresh batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon…
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Coronavirus continues to have big impact in Iowa

Iowa’s number of coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations continued to surge higher Wednesday (10/29) as medical professionals have begun to express concern that hospitals could be overwhelmed with patients if no action is taken to…
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