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Primary Election Today

Today (6/2) is Election Day in Iowa.  This primary election will be a bit different in Mahaska County because only two polling places are open: at the Environmental Learning Center on Highway 92 in Oskaloosa…
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Protests, looting, vandalism at Iowa shopping malls

BY O. KAY HENDERSON Protesters broke into a Des Moines shopping mall late Sunday afternoon, looting stores that had closed early, including a Target. On Sunday night, a Davenport mall was vandalized. Early this morning, two…
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Coronavirus update

Another 17 Iowans have died from coronavirus over the weekend...for a pandemic total of 537 as of this morning.  One person from Mahaska County has died and one from Wapello County.  Also, 41 new cases…
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Southern Iowa Speedway Next Race Wednesday, June 10

By Jerry Mackey: Oskaloosa, Iowa: The next scheduled racing event will be held on Wednesday, June 10 at the Mahaska County Monster ½ mile dirt track located on the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds in Oskaloosa. June…
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Absentee voting begins

Thursday (5/28) is the first day of absentee balloting in Iowa in advance of Tuesday’s primary election.   You can vote in the lobby of your county courthouse Thursday and Friday (5/29) from 8am to 4:30pm,…
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Pella Christian honored

Pella Christian High School has qualified for the Carrie Chapman Catt Award for the school year that just ended.  The award goes to Iowa schools that register at least 90 percent of eligible students to…
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Eddyville Cargill plant receives state grant

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board approved an award that will help create 14 new jobs at Eddyville’s Cargill plant. Linda Crookham-Hansen presented the project to the board Friday (5/22). "Cargill in Monroe County,…
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Congressman King says scrutiny is welcomed

BY O. KAY HENDERSON The five candidates competing in the GOP Primary in Iowa’s 4th congressional district are quarreling about their conservative credentials and their ability to win the district in November. Incumbent Steve King, who’s…
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Ottumwa man facing drug charges

An Ottumwa man who was arrested for assault last week is now facing drug charges.  You’ll remember 34-year-old Carlos Mendez was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly threatened a woman with a…
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High school baseball & softball can play this summer

Play ball!!  After Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said Wednesday (5/20) that schools will be permitted to have high school baseball and softball games beginning June 1, the governing bodies for boys and girls sports in…
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