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Man convicted of breaking cop’s back claims both share fault

Carroll Police Officer Patrick McCarty stepped onto the hood of a moving car in an attempt to stop a fleeing driver in March 2021. (Screenshot of police dash camera video)

by Jared Strong, Iowa Capital Dispatch May 15, 2023 CARROLL — An Illinois man who sped away from a western Iowa traffic stop in 2021 with an officer on top of his car claims the officer was partly at fault for the incident for pointing a gun at him and stepping onto the hood of […]

Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report May 8 – 14, 2023

Iowa Department of Agriculture

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 15, 2023) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented today on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition Report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly April through November. Additionally, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship provides a weather summary each week during […]

Mahaska Chamber Announces Grant Opportunity for Restaurants and Brew Pubs

Mahaska Chamber and Development Group

May 15, 2023 The Mahaska Chamber & Development Group is offering a grant opportunity for individuals looking to open a new restaurant or brew pub in Mahaska County. “This is a one-time grant in the amount of $15,000,” said Deann DeGroot, Executive Director of the Chamber. “Current data shows Mahaska County is losing 60% of […]

Yard and Garden: Selecting and Planting Perennials in Spring

Iowa State University Extension

Perennials can help keep a garden interesting all season Perennials are a great way to provide flowers and color in the garden and by planting perennials with different seasons of bloom, you can have interest throughout the growing season. In this article, horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide tips for selecting and […]

$800,000 in Grants Awarded from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program

Iowa Department of Agriculture

Statewide program continues momentum for greater consumer access to lower cost Iowa grown biofuels DES MOINES, Iowa (May 15, 2023) – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) Board approved 15 project applications and 11 supplemental grant requests for a total of more than $800,000 during its quarterly board meeting on May 9. Twelve of […]

McCollam Selected as NM Principal

Josh McCollam

NEW SHARON – North Mahaska’s administrative team for the 2023-24 school year is complete with the hiring of Josh McCollam as junior-senior high principal. McCollam has spent the past 10 years in the Pella School District as teacher, instructional coach and girl’s tennis coach. McCollam has been an educator for 15 years after receiving his […]

Supervisors Say They Don’t Know Enough About Potential Annexation To Have A Position

The area where a proposed regional airport would be built along US Highway 163.

May 15th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – An annexation plan from the City of Oskaloosa and the Iowa DOT has those opposed to a new regional airport worried their fight against the airport isn’t done yet. That plan is for Oskaloosa to annex land from the Iowa DOT along Highway 163 towards land already purchased for […]

William Penn University Sends Its 149th Class Into Their Future

William Penn University Commencement 2023.

May 13th, 2023 Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Saturday morning, William Penn University held graduation, sending its students into their future. A future that held some uncertainty for these students, who pushed forward with their education even during a national pandemic. The ceremony began under the direction of William Penn University President John Ottoson, who introduced […]

Clean Laundry Opens First OskaloosaLocation

Clean Laundry is a modern and state-of-the-art laundromat intended to create a pleasant, comfortable environment that’s safe, secure, and provides great value to guests. (submitted photo)

Press Release Iowa-based high-tech laundry facility welcomes guests OSKALOOSA, Iowa (May 9, 2023) –Clean Laundry, an Iowa-basedand founded company, will open a state-of-the-art laundry facility in Oskaloosa for the first time on Tuesday, May 9th, on North G Street. The nearly 2,000-square-foot, brand-new, fully staffed location has super-sized washers and dryers that accept debit and […]

DeSantis courts Republican voters in weekend trip to Iowa

Iowa Flag

by Jared Strong, Iowa Capital Dispatch May 13, 2023 SIOUX CENTER — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wooed Iowa Republicans on Saturday by drawing parallels between the two states, especially in regard to newly passed legislation that restricts what can be taught in schools and that prohibits gender-affirming surgeries for minors. “The survival of our American […]


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