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Wanted Man Arrested in Ottumwa, Accessory Apprehended

On Monday, October 2, 2017, investigators from the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force received information that Wesley Allen Gridley, age 36, of Ottumwa, was at 523 Ray Street in Ottumwa. Gridley was wanted by…
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Current Highway Traffic Situation Causes Headaches, Changes Could Be on Horizon

The Iowa Department of Transportation in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration recently conducted an in-depth assessment of a portion of land north-northwest of Oskaloosa. The plan: building a bypass that converges north and south…
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Construction Slated to Begin on Old Highway 102

Beginning at 7:30 AM next Monday October 2nd, Mahaska County will be doing pavement repair, widening and overlaying Old Hwy 102/G-5T. The project will begin north of the South Skunk bridge, south of 155th street and…
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FSA Announces Disaster Area in 38 Counties

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Administrator Steven J. Peterson today announced that physical loss loans are available for 10 counties in Iowa, due to four separate disaster events. Farm operators…
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Mahaska County Election Candidates Have Been Announced

* Indicates an incumbent.   Barnes City Councilmember (elect 3) – Four Year Term ending 2021 *Gene Davis *Jeffrey Innis   Beacon Mayor – Two Year Term Ending 2019 No Candidate Councilmember (elect 5) –…
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Mahaska Health Partnership CEO Takes Leave

The Mahaska Health Partnership Board of Trustees announced that CEO Jay Christensen has taken an extended leave of absence effective Tuesday, September 19th. Board President David Langkamp stated it's business as usual at the hospital.…
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Arrest Made In C-Store Burglaries

Amber Kelsey was taken into custody on Monday, September 18th shortly after 1 PM. Kelsey, 35, was arrested and charged with Burglary - Third Degree (Class D Felony). Kelsey is currently incarcerated in the Wapello…
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A Glimpse Into Oskaloosa History

Driving through Oskaloosa Downtown square, you are immediately take back by the beautiful brick buildings and intricate detailing on the facades. The first resident of Oskaloosa was William Canfield in 1844. From there, a trading…
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Fall Is The Perfect Time For Building A Monarch Habitat

Monarch butterflies are the staple of a beautiful creature. Spending an hour at the Logan Abandoned Mine Land (AML) south of Oskaloosa in Bussey, you are able to witness the pure grace of a Monarch…
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Wells Retiring from Mahaska County Sheriff's Office

The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met in regular session in the morning of September 18. Mahaska County Sheriff Russ Van Renterghem approached the board to request a change of payroll for Deputy Trevor Wells,…
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