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Mahaska Resident Among Women Impacting Agriculture Honored

AMES, Iowa – Four women received the Women Impacting Agriculture award for their contributions to Iowa agriculture on Nov. 30 at the seventh annual Iowa Women in Ag Leadership Conference organized by Iowa State University…
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City of Oskaloosa Extends Agreement with Osky Main Street

By Sam Parsons The Oskaloosa City Council held their final regular meeting of 2023 last night and approved a resolution of support and financial commitment for the Main Street Program. Main Street Iowa requires a…
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Marion County Development Accepting Nominations for Top 10 Under 40 Through January

KNOXVILLE -- The Marion County Development Commission (MCDC) announced this month that nominations are being accepted to honor 10 young professionals in the Red Rock Area.   The purpose of these annual awards is to highlight…
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Ottumwa Man in Custody After High-Speed Chase in Downtown Oskaloosa

OSKALOOSA -- A high-speed chase in downtown Oskaloosa yesterday concluded with an Ottumwa man wanted on multiple outstanding warrants being taken into custody. On December 14, 2023, at approximately 9:16 a.m., School Resource Officer Nord…
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“Getting Started with Backyard Chickens” Workshop Set for January 25 in Oskaloosa

OSKALOOSA -- Learn the basics of choosing and caring for backyard chickens at a one-hour workshop Thursday January 25 in Oskaloosa. The workshop is sponsored by Mahaska County Extension and the ISU Extension and Outreach…
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Ottumwa's Citizen Police Academy Accepting Applications

OTTUMWA -- The Ottumwa Police Department will be holding their Annual Citizens Police Academy. The Academy gives citizens an opportunity to learn first-hand about local law enforcement.   The curriculum covers patrol operations, crime investigation, use…
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Two Deaths Confirmed in Ottumwa House Fire

OTTUMWA -- The city of Ottumwa has confirmed two deaths as a result of a house fire that occurred over the weekend. At 7:28 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, a house fire was reported at…
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Oskaloosa Schools Accept Book Donations from Book Vault, Community Members

OSKALOOSA, IOWA — The Oskaloosa Community Schools would like to express its gratitude to Book Vault and the community members who participated in the "Christmas Around the World" event in November. The initiative aimed to…
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Secretary Naig Announces Expansion of Southeast Iowa Water Quality Project

DES MOINES -- Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that a successful Water Quality Initiative (WQI) project in Wapello, Mahaska, Keokuk, and Jefferson Counties is expanding in territory while beginning a new phase that…
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Dog Licenses to be Available in Ottumwa

OTTUMWA -- Ottumwa dog owners are reminded that City dog licenses are required for any dog over the age of four months in the City of Ottumwa, unless the dog is kept in a kennel licensed by…
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