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Ottumwa Man Arrested After Wife Shot with Crossbow

OTTUMWA -- An Ottumwa man is facing an attempted murder charge after police officers say he shot his wife with a crossbow. The Ottumwa Police Department reports that yesterday morning, officers responded to a report…
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Pella Council Moves Forward With Airport Expansion

The Pella city council met last night and began by swearing in new officer Mitchell Monarchino to the Pella police department. The council also heard a report from the city's main electric utility company, Missouri…
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Ottumwa Motorcyclist in Critical Condition After Accident

OTTUMWA – A motorcyclist in Ottumwa is now in critical condition at a Des Moines hospital after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car yesterday. The Ottumwa Police Department reports that yesterday morning,…
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Long Time Oskaloosa Police Officer Gary Kutcher Retiring

The Oskaloosa city council met last night and recognized the retirement of long time police officer Gary Kutcher. Kutcher has served the Oskaloosa Police Department for 33 years, the last five of which were mostly…
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Central College Offers New Strength and Conditioning Major

PELLA -- Central College will launch a new strength and conditioning major beginning in Fall 2022. Strength and conditioning majors are a new undergraduate option to address changes in the health and wellness industry. “Central…
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City of Oskaloosa Preparing for Upcoming Deer Hunting Season

OSKALOOSA – The city of Oskaloosa is preparing for the upcoming 2022/2023 Urban Deer Hunting season, being held within the Oskaloosa City limits. The 2022/2023 hunting season will run from September 17, 2022, through January…
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Oskaloosa Man Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges

OSKALOOSA -- The Oskaloosa Police Department reports that last Saturday, officers were on patrol and witnessed a suspicious person and vehicle outside of an open storage unit located at Champion Storage and Signs on South…
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Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter to Host Feline Fine and Dog Days Carnival This Month

The Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter in Oskaloosa is set to host their Feline Fine Dog Days Carnival later this month. We chatted with the director of the shelter, Shanna Woodcock Smith, who gave us a…
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Oskaloosa Man Arrested for OWI, Drug and Weapons Charges

OSKALOOSA -- The Oskaloosa Police Department reports that on August 8, 2022, at approximately 5:58 a.m., members of the Oskaloosa Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of C Ave East and N 4th St…
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Oskaloosa School District Reaches Agreement with Communications Firm

The Oskaloosa School Board met last night. A topic that saw significant discussion was the board’s decision to enter into an agreement with the Donovan Group, a communications firm specializing in education. Superintendent Mike Fisher…
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