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Senator Ernst to run for a second term

Iowa U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa says she will run for a second term in 2020.  Ernst told reporters Friday that she would seek re-election. The Republican also said she will support President Donald…
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Oskaloosa ready for second stage of revitalization

Oskaloosa city planners are ready for the second stage of their downtown facade revitalization program.  This phase will cover businesses on the west side of Oskaloosa's downtown square.  Architect Tyler Baumgarten with Curtis Architecture in…
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Musco provided special lighting for President George H.W. Bush's funeral

"Our team is proud to have the opportunity to be a part of recognizing somebody who has been this great for our country." That's Musco Lighting President Joe Crookham talking about the Oskaloosa-based company providing…
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Eldon man arrested on drug and other charges

A man from Eldon was arrested Monday (12/3) on drug and other charges.  The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year-old Joshua Jennings was arrested after a search warrant was served on an Eldon residence.  He…
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Oskaloosa Police Officer of the Year named at City Council meeting last night

The Oskaloosa Police Department named its Officer of the Year at Monday night's (12/3) City Council meeting.  Senior Officer Nicholas Landgrebe just celebrated his fourth anniversary as a member of the Department.  Oskaloosa Police Chief…
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Oskaloosa city council meets tonight

Tonight (12/3), the Oskaloosa City Council will talk about the city's sewer system--specifically, sewer rates and improvement projects for the sewer system.  That will be at a study session at 5:00. No action is scheduled. …
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Oskaloosa's lighted Christmas parade and festival is tomorrow

Oskaloosa's Lighted Christmas Parade is tomorrow night (11/29).  Deb Bruxvoort with the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group says people will be reserving good places to see the parade.   "Parking is at a bare, bare…
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Main Street Young Ambassador contest winners announced

The buildup to Oskaloosa's Lighted Christmas Parade is underway.  Monday night (11/26), the winners of the Main Street Young Ambassador Contest were announced at Penn Central Mall.  Deb Bruxvoort, the financial manager of the Oskaloosa…
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Snow emergencies in effect for most of Southern Iowa

The snow has finally stopped.  A blizzard hit southeast Iowa Sunday (11/25) with the Oskaloosa area heaviest hit.  The National Weather Service says 17 inches of snow fell in Oskaloosa, with 16 in University Park,…
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One child dead after three people fall in an icy pond in Montezuma

A 6-year-old boy died after he, another child and a man fell through pond ice in Montezuma. The accident occurred around 2:45 Wednesday afternoon (11/21) at a privately owned pond in Montezuma. First responders were…
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