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Oskaloosa, New Sharon Enact Snow Emergency Measures

By Sam Parsons The city of New Sharon announced that they are enacting their emergency snow ordinance today through Saturday morning if all of the roads have cleared by then. The city of Oskaloosa announced…
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Ottumwa City Council Holds Final Meeting of 2022

By Sam Parsons The Ottumwa City Council met last night for the final time in the year 2022 and held a public hearing on the City Hall Improvements Project. A remodel of city hall would…
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Oskaloosa City Council Meets for final time in 2022

By Sam Parsons The Oskaloosa City Council met last night for the final time in the calendar year 2022. The council held a public hearing for an amendment to the FY2023 budget to add the…
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Oskaloosa, Knoxville Councils to Host Final Regular Meetings of 2022

By Sam Parsons Two city councils in our area have their final regular meetings of the year lined up for tonight. The Oskaloosa City Council will meet to hold a public hearing on an amendment…
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Keokuk County Emergency Management Coordinator Arrested for Theft

SIGOURNEY, IA -- On December 13, 2022, the Keokuk County Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Gene Smith (66) was arrested for Theft in the 2nd Degree a Class D Felony based on an investigation by the…
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Ottumwa Citizens Police Academy Registration Opens

OTTUMWA, IA -- The Ottumwa Police Department will be holding their Annual Citizens Police Academy in February and March of 2023.   The Academy gives citizens an opportunity to learn first-hand about local law enforcement.   The…
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Marion County Board of Supervisors Discusses FY24 Budget, Pleasantville Adkins Development Project

By Sam Parsons The Marion County Board of Supervisors met yesterday and had a discussion about the proposed Adkins development in the city of Pleasantville. The project is still in the planning phase, but board…
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Pella School Board Meets for Final Time in 2022

By Sam Parsons The Pella School Board met last night for the final time in 2022 and heard the latest update on the Early Childhood Center, which just recently entered phase 2 of construction. The…
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Oskaloosa Home Destroyed By Fire on Saturday

OSKALOOSA -- The Oskaloosa Fire Department was paged to a home filling with smoke in the 1200 block of High Avenue West in Oskaloosa at 10:32 Saturday morning. Police officers on the scene advised that…
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Oskaloosa Police Chief Graduates from School of Police Staff and Command

OSKALOOSA -- The city of Oskaloosa and Oskaloosa Police Department announced the recent graduation of Chief Benjamin Boeke from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Chief Boeke has successfully completed…
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