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Kiwanis Hosts Natural Heritage Presentation

OSKALOOSA — Who doesn’t enjoy taking a walk in the woods on a sunny day? One group is working hard to make sure that a walk in the woods will stay pleasant. The Iowa Natural…
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OACDG Scholarship applications available

The Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group is happy to announce that scholarships will again be available through its Chamber Scholars program, now in its 21st year. High school seniors living in Mahaska County and…
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Lambirth Fire In Marion County

On Tuesday, January 24th, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of a fire at Lambirth Enterprises located at 1764 Highway G-76 in rural Marion County. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion and then saw…
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Manhunt in Jasper County

On 1-24-17, at 1956 hours the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to W 52nd St N and N 19th Ave W for a motor vehicle accident. The reporting party stated that two of the…
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Complaint Leads to Theft Charge at Animal Shelter

In January of 2017, the Mahaska County Attorney's Office received a complaint that an employee of the Stephen's Memorial Animal Shelter had used a Mahaska County credit card for fraudulent purposes. This complaint was investigated…
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"Party and Chili' Event Set for Friday at William Penn

OSKALOOSA — Who doesn’t enjoy a nice, warm bowl of chili on a cold winter day? On Friday night, area residents will have the opportunity to taste a variety of tasty chili. On Jan. 27,…
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Section of riverbank collapses near City Hall in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A section of riverbank along the Des Moines River has collapsed near City Hall in Des Moines. City engineer Pam Cooksey described it Monday as looking like a sinkhole. She…
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House Fire In Washington

On January 20th, 2017 at approximately 4:20 AM the Washington County Communications Center received multiple reports of a house fire at 609 East Washington Street in Washington. The callers reported that the top level of…
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Rogers Officer of the Year 2016

The Oskaloosa Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Austin Rogers has been selected as the Oskaloosa Police Department’s 2016 Officer of the Year. Officer Rogers began his career with the Oskaloosa Police Department…
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Mahaska County Board of Supervisors Approve A Resolution Removing The Country From 28E Agreement

OSKALOOSA — The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors voted 2-1 on Tuesday to approve a resolution removing the county from a 28E agreement with the cities of Pella and Oskaloosa that governs the proposed South…
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