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  • Robotics team photo OHS Robotics Team is going to world competition

    OSKALOOSA -- The Oskaloosa High School Robotics Team -- "The Sock Monkeys" -- are on their way to world competition in St. Louis later this month. The team earned a victory in the Super Regionals held Saturday at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Th

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Iowa court adopts new media rules for courtrooms IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A rule going into effect May 1 will allow members of the news media to use laptops and cell phones in Iowa courtrooms with permission. The Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday approved updates to the rules governing news media cover

    April 4, 2014

  • Long-term unemployed are still strong hires, study shows

    People who have been out of work for an extended period, once hired, tend to be just as productive on the job as those with more typical work histories, according to an analysis of almost 20,000 employees.

    April 4, 2014

  • OMS photo 2 Notes a pleasant surprise for students

    OSKALOOSA -- Oskaloosa Middle School students had a pleasant surprise waiting for them when they arrived at school Wednesday -- a personal note from a classmate taped to their lockers. "This is part of our Kindness Campaign we started last year," OMS

    April 4, 2014 2 Photos

  • US labor secretary plans Iowa weekend events DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez will hold events in Des Moines and Ottumwa this weekend. U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin announced Thursday that Perez would be in Iowa on Saturday. Harkin says the labor secretary will focus on a proposed

    April 4, 2014

  • EPA names Pella Corp 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year

    Seventh time Pella Windows and Doors team earns prestigious honor 

    April 3, 2014

  • 040314 Oak Place Photo 1 New mental health facility opens in Centerville On April 1 a new five bed facility for mentally ill people in crisis opened in Centerville. Known as Oak Place, the facility hopes to serve a critical need in the community by providing an option besides hospitalization or jail for those suffering fr

    April 3, 2014 2 Photos

  • OHS debate photo MaKennah Little to take part in national debate competition

    OSKALOOSA -- Oskaloosa High School sophomore MaKennah Little will put her debating skills to the test in national competition in June. Little will compete in the National Forensics League national finals in Kansas City, Mo., from June 15-20. OHS Deba

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0403 OTT Time 2 drive color photo -L -T -M Davis County students participate in Time 2 Drive BLOOMFIELD — Education can go a long way to help prevent accidents caused by impaired driving. That is why Allied Insurance, North Side Insurance of Bloomfield, the Governors Traffic Safety Bureau and local law enforcement partnered to sponsor the tw

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Families enjoy Father/Daughter Dance BLAKESBURG — Dressed in their best, dozens of girls, escorted by their fathers, enjoyed dancing to T.O. Mobile Music on Saturday, lots of snacks and fun in the zebra stripe and pink lunch room at Blakesburg Elementary Attendance Center. For many, the

    April 2, 2014

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