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Iowa doctors rally for statewide mask mandate

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA NEWS - Physicians from around the state gathered on the Iowa Capitol steps this weekend to call on Governor Reynolds to either issue a statewide mask mandate — or at…
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No swimming at two beaches at Lake Red Rock

The US Army Corps of Engineers is not recommending swimming at the North Overlook and Whitebreast beaches at Lake Red Rock.  The reason is high bacteria levels.  The beaches, located near Pella, will be posted…
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South 63 detour in place until next week

Here’s an update to a story the No Coast Network has been following.  A detour on southbound Highway 63 between Oskaloosa and Eddyville will now be in effect until at least next Friday, August 7. …
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Osky's Sweet Corn Serenade Today

Oskaloosa’s annual Sweet Corn Serenade will be held Thursday afternoon (7/30) into the early evening.  Usually, it’s held downtown around the town square.  But because of COVID-19 concerns, there won’t be as many places on…
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Volunteers wanted for Back to School Fair

If you want to receive back to school supplies from the upcoming Back to School Fair in Oskaloosa, you have until this Friday (7/31) to register.  You can do that at the United Way of…
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Physicians ask Governor Reynolds to make masks mandatory

Iowa physician groups are urging Governor Kim Reynolds to order the public to wear masks as cases continue to rise. The Des Moines Register reports that the Iowa Medical Society and 14 other health-professional groups said Monday…
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Weekend coronavirus update

Two Jasper County residents have died from coronavirus over the weekend.  Those two deaths were among eleven new deaths reported over the weekend by the Iowa Department of Public Health.  Since the pandemic began, 826…
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Watch out for heat Today

It’s going to be a hot one today (Friday - 7/24).  The National Weather Service says warm and humid air will push into the area this afternoon, which will make it feel like 100 degrees. …
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Coronavirus update

No new deaths have been reported over the last day from coronavirus in Iowa.    The statewide total from the pandemic holds at 808.  But another 716 new cases were reported as of Thursday morning (7/23)…
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Reuter hired as Oskaloosa Main Street Director

An Oskaloosa native is the new program director for Oskaloosa Main Street.  Jessica Reuter took the job earlier this month after working for Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development in Amana.  Reuter tells the No…
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