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Wind Farm Projects Announced

DES MOINES — In a news release, MidAmerican Energy plans to build new wind farms in Boone, Greene and Mahaska counties in Iowa. The two new wind farms will be the first Wind XI project…
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Funds Are Needed To Restore Digital Sign

The Oskaloosa Indians digital sign on A Ave. West has been dark for some time, and it will remain dark for a while longer. Oskaloosa High School (OHS) students are about a third of the…
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New Year of Eggs & Issues Forums Kicks Off Saturday

OSKALOOSA — Area residents and the elected officials that represent them will come together again beginning Saturday when the traditional winter-time Eggs & Issues forum returns to Smokey Row. Margaret Ratcliff, board president of the…
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Board talks HSAP

OSKALOOSA —A homeschooling assistance program (HSAP) was again the focal point of the Oskaloosa Community School District Board of Directors meeting on Jan. 10. OCSD Superintendent Russ Reiter shared again information regarding the types of…
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McGraw Wins School Board Election

In the special election for the Oskaloosa School Board on Tuesday, Amanda McGraw won with 145 votes over Elaine Fontana, who had 33 votes. There was one vote for write-in. The results will not become…
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Oskaloosa Community School District Will Meet In Open Session

This is a notice that representatives for the Board of Directors of the Oskaloosa Community School District will be meeting in open session to receive the initial collective bargaining proposal from representatives of the Oskaloosa…
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Small Fire Reported in Union on William Penn University Campus

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa) – On the evening of January 8, 2017, there was a small, contained fire in the kitchen area of the cafeteria in the Dana M. Atkins Memorial Union.  The fire resulted in limited…
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School Board Special Election

OSKALOOSA — A special election will be held to fill a position on the Oskaloosa Community School District Board of Directors. On Tuesday, Jan. 10, qualified voters may cast a vote for the vacancy in…
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Students To Speak With Astronaut

OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa Elementary School (OES) fourth graders will get an opportunity to talk with an astronaut serving on the International Space Station. The seven OES fourth grade classes – 157 students – will be…
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Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Winter Safety Tips

  MAHASKA COUNTY – Now that winter has officially arrived and cold weather is upon us, it’s important to make sure you and your loved ones are prepared. Mahaska Health Partnership Emergency Physician Amy Montgomery,…
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