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Sen. Chuck Grassley Visits Sigourney for Q&A

On Friday, Iowa senator Chuck Grassley held a community Q&A at Barn Wired in Sigourney, and answered questions on topics ranging from education to health care to the student debt crisis. One of the topics…
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H&S Feed's Check-R-Board Days Happening Tomorrow

Tomorrow, H&S Feed’s Check-R-Board Days event is happening from 8am-3pm. Owner Byron Eekhoff posted a video to social media outlining the free event and what’s going on there. [audio mp3="/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Eekhoff-on-Check-R-Board-Days.mp3"][/audio] Luke Farland will be performing…
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United Way of Mahaska County to Host Bingo Ball Fundraiser September 9

United Way of Mahaska County has a couple of big events right around the corner. In addition to the Day of Caring, they are set to host their Bingo Ball Fundraiser next month. Director Michela…
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Ottumwa Community Schools Raises Substitute Teacher Pay

The Ottumwa School Board met on Monday. An agenda item that saw extensive discussion was the pay rate for substitute teachers in the district as the need to add subs continues to increase. Historically, the…
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Pella School Board Hears Project Updates

The Pella Community School District held a board meeting last night and heard updates on some of their ongoing projects. Construction on a new HVAC system is still ongoing at the high school, and superintendent…
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United Way of Mahaska County Gearing Up for Day of Caring

United Way of Mahaska County is gearing up for its Day of Caring next month, and we spoke with director Michela Friesen about what to expect. Friesen told us about what Day of Caring is…
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Disc Golf 101 at Caldwell Park

OSKALOOSA -- You can learn how to throw discs and play disc golf by attending the Disc Golf 101 at Caldwell Park, just behind the Environmental Learning Center on Friday, August 26th from 6:00-7:30 pm. The…
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Central College to Host STEM Visit Day

PELLA -- Central College will host a hands-on STEM Visit Day for high school students Friday, Sept. 30. The event allows prospective students to make connections, tour campus, get their hands dirty and discover what…
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Ottumwa Council Discusses New State Laws on ATV/UTV Usage

The Ottumwa city council met this week and had a brief discussion on the new ATV and UTV laws that went into effect at the state level last month. City Administrator Philip Rath said that…
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EBF School District Awarded Therapeutic Classrooms Grant from Iowa Dept of Education

EDDYVILLE -- The EBF school district was awarded a Therapeutic Classroom grant from the Iowa Department of Education for $222,240. “We are very excited about receiving this grant to provide support to the Explore Academy…
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