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Mahaska County board meeting held yesterday

At a special meeting Tuesday, the Mahaska County Board invited Racom of Marshalltown to submit a bid for a new radio communications system for the County.  The Board also hired Freeman and Mazzitello as communications…
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Oskaloosa board meeting will be this morning

The Mahaska County Board will hold a special session Tuesday morning (10/9) at 11 at the County Courthouse in Oskaloosa.  The meeting deals with bids for a new radio communications system for the County, with…
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Two people are dead after a fiery crash in southern Iowa Saturday night

Two people died in a crash in Donnellson — about an hour and 20 minutes southeast of Ottumwa, just before midnight on Saturday.  The driver of a 2004 Ford Expedition was headed west on Highway 2…
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FDA: Iowans among 38 sick from tainted eggs from Alabama

The government says 38 people in seven states have gotten sick from eggs produced by an Alabama poultry farm.  The Food and Drug Administration says the illnesses are linked to salmonella-tainted eggs from Gravel Ridge…
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Arrest made in bank robberies that happened this summer

Two bank robberies; one suspect.  Ethan Nelson-David Spray of Ottumwa has been charged with robbing the South Ottumwa Savings Bank in Hedrick on August 6.  Spray is also accused of robbing the Pilot Grove Savings…
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Ottumwa student arrested after making threats to shoot another student

A student from Ottumwa is in custody for making a threat at Evans Middle School.  Ottumwa Police say they were contacted Monday night about a face-time conversation on Snapchat where an Evans Middle School student…
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Six Oskaloosa emergency workers receive hero awards

They saved a life.  Two Oskaloosa Police officers, a 911 operator, two paramedics and an emergency room doctor worked together on a 911 call on September 17 that saved an elderly man’s life.  Monday night…
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Iowa Secretary of State in Knoxville last Friday

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate was in Knoxville Friday (9/28) for a round table discussion on being “Voter Ready” for the 2018 election.  He said Iowa is among the top six US states for…
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Oskaloosa Homecoming king and queen crowned last night

Carter Huyser and Kirby Nelson crowned King and Queen of Oskaloosa Homecoming Thursday night.
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Authorities identify 80-year-old who died in north Iowa grain bin

Authorities have released the name of an 80-year-old man who died in a northern Iowa grain bin accident. The Worth County Sheriff's Office identified him as Norman Backhouse, who lived in rural Manly.  First responders…
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