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Relief fund set up for Iowa county fairs

Governor Kim Reynolds has set aside six million dollars from federal coronavirus relief funds to create the "Iowa County Fairs Relief Program." Iowa Economic Development Authority spokesperson Kanan Kappleman says the program will give a…
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Pence & Biden to visit Iowa this week

Both Presidential campaigns will be coming to Iowa this week as the 2020 campaign nears the finish line. Vice President Mike Pence will hold a rally Thursday afternoon (10/29) at 1 at Des Moines International…
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Early voting at record pace

Iowa voters are casting ballots in person or by mail at a record pace before the Nov. 3 election with several days of early voting still remaining. The Iowa secretary of state’s office reported that…
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Voting Location Open on Saturday

Here’s a reminder that the Mahaska County’s temporary voting building in Oskaloosa will be open Saturday (10/24) from 8am to 5pm.  Also, Saturday is the last day you can register to vote in the November…
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Oskaloosa woman arrested on drug charges and more

An Oskaloosa woman is facing several charges after she was arrested Wednesday night (10/21) in Wapello County.  The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Claudia Blizzard is charged with possession of a controlled substance--morphine--as well…
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Testimony ends in Kelsie Thomas retrial

Tuesday (10/20) was the final day of testimony in Kelsie Thomas’ retrial for first degree murder.  The Ottumwa woman is accused of killing her 5-year-old daughter Cloe Chandler in July 2018.  Thomas is facing trial…
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Parts of the state lagging behind in harvest

BY DAR DANIELSON The soybean harvest is entering the last lap — while the corn harvest is getting closer to being done after a week of good weather. The U.S.D.A. report shows just ten percent of…
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Oskaloosa Police investigate shooting

Oskaloosa Police are investigating a shooting that injured a juvenile.  Police were called to a residence in the 1900 block of 17th Avenue East around 8:30 last Thursday night (10/15) about a possible shooting.  When Police…
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Main Street Ottumwa receives grant

Main Street Ottumwa has been awarded a $75,000 challenge grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority.  The grant money will be used to renovate the Southern Iowa Utilities Building at 307 East Main Street.
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Iowa Supreme Court upholds absentee ballot directive

Iowa’s highest court is upholding a state directive that was used to invalidate tens of thousands of absentee ballot requests mailed to voters pre-filled with their personal information. The Iowa Supreme Court issued its ruling…
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