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Fairfield Inn & Suites ribbon-cutting

Oskaloosa’s newest hotel held a ribbon-cutting Thursday (9/10).  The Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott is located at Highway 92 near Highway 163.  Oskaloosa Mayor David Krutzfeldt gives the hotel a five star review. "I'm…
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Main Street Trick or Treat Parade canceled for this year

COVID-19 has played a trick on Oskaloosa trick or treaters.  The Main Street Trick or Treat Parade scheduled for Thursday, October 29 has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.  In a statement, Oskaloosa Main Street said because of the many people who normally…
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Oskaloosa motorcyclist dies in collision with a deer

A motorcyclist who struck a deer Monday night (9/7) east of Oskaloosa has died from his injuries.  The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Department says 62-year-old Wilber Junior Glasgow was riding westbound on Highway 92 shortly after…
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FEMA encouraging derecho victims to sign up for assistance

BY DAR DANIELSON Linn County was the first to be approved for individual federal disaster assistance after the derecho. FEMA spokesman John Mills says they’ve already been able to process several claims. “FEMA has already approved…
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Poweshiek & Jasper Counties eligible for derecho relief

Poweshiek and Jasper County residents who sustained damage from last month’s windstorm are now eligible for assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Governor Kim Reynolds said in a news release Tuesday that FEMA now…
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Iowa Democrats sue over absentee ballot rulings

Iowa Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday (8/31) seeking to overturn court rulings last week that invalidated thousands of absentee ballot requests. The Democratic Party, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee filed the…
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This year's Tri-State Rodeo cancelled

Add the Tri-State Rodeo in Fort Madison to the list of events cancelled because of coronavirus concerns.  According to a statement from rodeo officials, this is believed to be the safest and most responsible course…
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Storms expected Friday night

There might be another weather concern Friday night (8/28) besides the heat.  The National Weather Service says strong to severe storms are expected this afternoon and evening in the KMZN listening area.  The main threats…
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Secretary of State says ballot drop boxes can't be used

Iowa’s Republican secretary of state has issued instructions saying counties can’t set up drop boxes to accept early ballots for this year’s general election, despite not challenging their use in more than a third of…
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Osky school board approves bonds

Two bonds for a total of $13 million.  Tuesday night (8/25), the Oskaloosa School Board approved issuing those bonds at their regular Board meeting.  One bond worth $3 million will go toward the new Early…
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