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Mahaska County Conservation Hosting B.A.R.K. Rangers Kickoff Event Tomorrow

OSKALOOSA -- Mahaska County Conservation is starting a new program called B.A.R.K. Rangers, a program to encourage people to take their dogs on hikes in county parks. The program is related to the National Park…
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Iowa HHS Warns of Serious Illnesses Reported from Diamond Shruumz Products

DES MOINES -- Iowa joins a list of several other states with individuals who have become sick, some in critical condition, after consuming Diamond Shruumz-brand products purchased through a retail store in eastern Iowa. Earlier…
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Open Enrollment Deadline to be Reinstated Next Week

DES MOINES -- The state legislature’s decision to reinstate a deadline for open enrollment in Iowa schools will take effect next week. The open enrollment deadline will be March 1st of each year, starting next…
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Mahaska County Community Foundation Awards Over $120,000 in Grants for 2024

OSKALOOSA, Iowa — The Mahaska County Community Foundation (MCCF) announces it is awarding more than $120,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations for 2024. The grants, available to 501(c)(3) nonprofits serving Mahaska County, aim to…
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Changes to note ahead of Iowa's hunting seasons

DES MOINES -- Hunters will notice a few regulation changes for the upcoming 2024-2025 hunting seasons. These changes could impact deer hunters, waterfowl hunters and furharvesters. Deer Due to a recent statewide effort to combine, clarify,…
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Vendor Registration Deadline for Sweet Corn Serenade Approaching

OSKALOOSA -- Oskaloosa’s Sweet Corn Serenade is a little over a month away, and Oskaloosa Main Street is reminding area residents that the final registration deadline for the craft and vendor fair is coming up.…
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Mahaska Health's 5th Annual Men's Health Event and Tractor Ride is on Saturday

OSKALOOSA -- In recognition of June being Men’s Health Month, Mahaska Health is hosting an event at the Mahaska County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024. Members from the community are invited to receive free…
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Ottumwa PD Seeking Public Assistance to Identify Robbery Suspect

OTTUMWA -- On June 4, 2024, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Iowa Liquor and Tobacco Store located at 1021 E. Main, Ottumwa, was robbed.  The clerk who was working at the store during the robbery…
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Mahaska County Board of Supervisors Approves 28E Agreements, Reimbursement Agreements

By Sam Parsons The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met yesterday morning and approved 28E agreements for Police Protection Services with the cities of Beacon and Keomah Village. The agreements lend the services of the…
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Individual Identified in Knoxville Skydiving Accident

KNOXVILLE – A skydiving accident in Knoxville on Friday resulted in a man being airlifted to a Des Moines hospital, and authorities have now released additional information on the incident. According to the Marion County…
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