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Iowa Department of Education Awards $148,540 Learning Beyond the Bell Grant to Oskaloosa Middle School, George Daily Auditorium

OSKALOOSA, IOWA — Oskaloosa Middle School and the George Daily Auditorium are the recipients of the highly competitive Learning Beyond the Bell grants, designed to bolster before- and after-school programming in Iowa. Among the 67…
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Unveiling the Magic: Oskaloosa Artist’s Giant Moon Goddess to Shine in Lantern Parade

OSKALOOSA, Iowa — Brant Bollman, the director of Theatre Arts at William Penn University and puppetmaster at Uplifting Puppet Co., is being recognized with a prestigious 2024 Des Moines Art Week Fellowship. The partnership will…
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28th Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Stops in Oskaloosa

By Sam Parsons The 28th Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America came through Oskaloosa yesterday. Over 150 motorcycle riders made a pit stop at Kelderman Manufacturing on Highway 92 and racing fans got to meet…
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Two Rescued from Capsized Boat Near Centerville

OTTUMWA -- Shortly after midnight on May 3, 2024, the Ottumwa Fire Department was requested by the Centerville Fire Department to assist with a boat rescue. It was reported that multiple people were trapped in…
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Ottumwa Schools to Empower Youth Sports With Three New Mini-Pitches in 2024

OTTUMWA -- In cooperation with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Delta Dental, Kick It Forward, and Musco Lighting, the Ottumwa Community School District will add three more soccer mini-pitches to the community this summer. With the…
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Advocates cheer as governor signs two cancer-related bills into law

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Governor Reynolds signed two insurance-related bills into law yesterday morning. One requires that insurance plans cover diagnostic tests like MRIs that are used to detect breast cancer. Forty-nine-year-old Kimberly…
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Southeast Iowa Response Group Receives $1,000 ICAP Grant

OTTUMWA -- The Southeast Iowa Response Group has received a $1,000 grant from the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP), the member’s property and/or casualty coverage provider. The ICAP Grant provides up to $1,000 per member…
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City of Ottumwa to Conduct Prescribed Burn at Memorial Park

OTTUMWA -- In 2016, the City of Ottumwa initiated a water quality improvement project through a program with the Iowa DNR and the State Revolving Fund. Part of this project is the restoration of 9.5…
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Oskaloosa Elementary School Hosts Career Day

By Sam Parsons Oskaloosa Elementary School hosted its Career Day on Friday, with industry professionals from various occupations on hand to share details on what they do for a living with elementary youth. OES counselor…
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Mahaska County Farm Bureau Hosts “Ag Day” at Southern Iowa Fairgrounds

By Sam Parsons The Mahaska County Farm Bureau hosted “Ag Day” at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds yesterday with 3rd grade students from Mahaska County on hand to learn about agriculture and its impact on local…
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