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Questions about eminent domain for acquiring airport land

By: Joe Lancello Oskaloosa, IA - The Mahaska County Board has questions about a claim that eminent domain was used to acquire land for the proposed regional airport between Oskaloosa and Pella.  At Monday’s (7/6)…
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Oskaloosa City Council meets

Monday night’s (7/6) Oskaloosa City Council meeting will be held in City Hall for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began in March.  Monday’s agenda includes a public hearing on improvements to the University…
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Fire Marshal advises you to make safety plans before shooting off fireworks

BY DAR DANIELSON RADIO IOWA - Some fireworks outlets reporting increased sales as the number of community Independence Day celebrations and fireworks shows has dropped dramatically with concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. State Fire Marshal Dan…
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Oskaloosa & Ottumwa prepare for July 4 fireworks

What’s a Fourth of July celebration without fireworks?  There will be fireworks in Oskaloosa Saturday night (7/4) at Statesmen Community Stadium starting at 10pm.  Deann DeGroot, executive director of the Mahaska Chamber, tells the No…
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Knoxville Nationals cancelled

Add the Knoxville Nationals to the list of events cancelled because of the coronavirus.  The Knoxville Raceway and Marion County Fair Board announced Tuesday that the Nationals have been postponed until August 11 through the…
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What Cheer 155th Celebration

What Cheer is gearing up for the 155th Celebration this coming Friday (7/3) and Saturday (7/4).  Jan Dugger with the What Cheer Area Community Club says the celebration will be at the Keokuk County Fairgrounds. "We…
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Pella hires new police chief

Pella will have a new police chief next month.  Shane McSheehy was hired last week to succeed Chief Robert Bokinsky, who stepped down earlier this spring.  McSheehy recently retired after nearly 24 years with the…
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Oskaloosa man dies in rollover accident

A cement truck rolled over Thursday morning (6/26) in rural New Sharon, killing the driver.  The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office tells the No Coast Network deputies came upon the accident around 11:30am Thursday in the…
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Mother, boyfriend arrested for child abuse

An Ottumwa woman and her boyfriend have been arrested on child abuse charges.  Ottumwa Police tell the No Coast Network they were contacted Saturday morning (6/20) about a suspected case of child abuse.  Officers found…
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Ottumwa's Test Iowa site to close

Today (Wednesday - 6/24) is the last day the Test Iowa site in Ottumwa will be open.  Coronavirus testing had been available in Ottumwa since May 13.  You will still be able to get a…
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