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Sigourney care facility now the subject of a criminal investigation

By Clark Kauffman (Iowa Capital Dispatch) State officials say they are conducting a criminal investigation into the treatment of residents at a southern Iowa nursing home. State inspectors say a female resident of Sigourney’s Windsor…
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Ottumwa School Board Sets Public Hearing Dates, Discusses 6th Grade Transition

By Sam Parsons The Ottumwa School Board met on Monday and approved the plans, specs, and form of contract for the proposed addition to Douma Elementary: a new 3rd to 5th grade center. They set…
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Sigourney Nursing home resident found in vegetative state after screams for help were ignored

By Clark Kauffman (Iowa Capital Dispatch) An Iowa nursing home resident was allegedly left in a vegetative state after the facility ignored her screams of pain and her pleas to be taken to a hospital,…
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Pella, Ottumwa, and Knoxville School Boards to Meet Tonight

By Sam Parsons Tonight is a busy night for school board meetings in our area.  The Pella Community School Board will meet tonight to receive their Career Academy Report, review their audit report for the…
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Dave Sedivec Retiring as MCCB Director

Today is the final day of Dave Sedivec's term as director of the Mahaska County Conservation Board. The announcement was made in the MCCB's most recent newsletter. Sedivec began working with the MCCB in April…
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Pella Council Approves Resolutions for Pella Fiber Project

By Sam Parsons The Pella city council met earlier this week and held a public hearing for the vacation of the public right-of-way for a portion of Hazel Street for the Timberview Development, which saw…
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Ottumwa Council Holds Public Hearings, Approves Purchases for PD

By Sam Parsons The Ottumwa City Council met last night and held a total of four public hearings for plans, specs, and form of contract for four different projects. The first project discussed was the…
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Knoxville City Council Discusses LOSST, Hotel/Motel Tax, Fire Dept. Budget

By Sam Parsons The Knoxville city council met last night and discussed their local option sales and services tax (LOSST) as well as their hotel/motel tax. For the LOSST, a target of $1.3 million in…
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Mahaska Chamber Hosts First Eggs & Issues of 2023

By Sam Parsons The Mahaska Chamber held its first Eggs & Issues forum of the new year on Saturday morning at Smokey Row in Oskaloosa. Present at the forum for the first go-round were a…
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Knoxville Police Responds to Online Threats Against KCSD, Marion County Courthouse

KNOXVILLE -- Shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2023, the FBI made Knoxville Police Officers aware of online threats of violence made to Knoxville Community Schools, Marion County Courthouse, unnamed institutions within Knoxville,…
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