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Motown legend has Alabama lawmakers ‘Dancing in the Street’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When Motown legend Martha Reeves sings her 1964 hit “Dancing in the Street” in the Alabama House of Representatives, let the record show that lawmakers feel compelled to sing along. Reeves,…
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Pella eliminates Osky boys soccer

Oskaloosa’s boys’ soccer season came to an end in Pella Wednesday night (5/22).  The Dutch defeated the Indians 2-0 in the Class 2A Substate 6 semifinals.  Ben Nelson scored twice 11 minutes apart in the…
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Boys State golf starts today

Oskaloosa’s boys’ golf team begins play at the State 3A championships Thursday (5/23) in Fort Dodge.  Indians Coach Bret Foster says his team has a chance to do well in the two day tournament. "I…
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Door-to-door checks after tornado damage in Missouri capital

By DAVID A. LIEB JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri’s capital city as part of an overnight outbreak of severe weather across the state that left at least three…
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Guilty verdict in murder

One of two people charged in the slaying of a Des Moines man has been convicted of murder. Jasper County court records say 25-year-old Jaycie Sheeder, of Coon Rapids, also was found guilty Tuesday of…
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Hank Williams Jr. offering reward for grandfather’s shotgun

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Country music star Hank Williams Jr. is offering a $6,000 reward for his grandfather’s missing shotgun. The singer known for hits including “Family Tradition” has posted a letter online saying he spent time…
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Oskaloosa baseball opener

The Oskaloosa baseball team will try to start its season again Wednesday night (5/22) when the Indians host Ottumwa at 7:30.  Tuesday’s (5/21) doubleheader at Knoxville was rained out and has been rescheduled for May…
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Probe inconclusive on racist picture in governor’s yearbook

By BEN FINLEY and ALAN SUDERMAN NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An investigation ordered up by a Virginia medical school failed to determine whether Gov. Ralph Northam is in a 1984 yearbook photo of a man in blackface…
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Preseason high school baseball & softball rankings

The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association has released its pre-season rankings.  Grinnell is ranked tenth in Class 3A, with Oskaloosa, Pella, Centerville and Washington getting votes.  And Pekin received votes in 1A baseball, but…
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Osky takes on Pella in boys soccer playoffs

Oskaloosa’s boys’ soccer team plays at Pella Wednesday night (5/22) in the semifinals of the Class 2A Substate 6 playoffs. Pella won the regular season meeting 3-0 back on April 30.  We’ll have the game…
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