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Oskaloosa Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Oskaloosa: Friday, October 22: Mostly sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, October 23: Mostly sunny during the day; while mostly cloudy then chance of rain showers overnight; Sunday, October 24: Chance of Rain Showers; Monday, October 25:
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Shutdown of wind turbine blade maker may not hurt Newton as bad as Maytag

(Radio Iowa) – The closure of a wind turbine blade factory in Newton will be a blow to the area, but an Iowa State University economist says it won’t have the same impact as when Maytag left the community. T-P-I Composites started making blades in Newton about a year after Maytag quit making washing machines in 2007. T-P-I plans to stop production and lay off more than 700 workers by the end of this year. I-S-U economist Liesl Eathington says that’s a lot of jobs for a city of 15-thousand, but the impact is more isolated because T-P-I has fewer ties to local suppliers. Eathington says, “Because that firm was not as deeply rooted into the local economy as Maytag had been, I don’t think the consequences are going to be felt as much.”
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Local farmers call for Harvest Bee in honor of Tabor farmer

(Tabor) -- After the passing of Cole Vanatta, a 36-year-old Tabor farmer, several area farmers will gather this weekend to participate in a Harvest Bee. A sixth-generation farmer, Vanatta, was tragically killed in early September, while working alongside his father, Tom Vanatta, and grandfather Wayne Vanatta, cutting tree limbs in preparation for the harvest season. In honor of the young farmer, other area farmers in Fremont and Mills County, have called for a Harvest Bee to take place Friday through Sunday. Dan Morse, a local farmer participating in the harvest, says the Bee is too provide assistance in getting a late farmer's final crop out of the field.

Pella, Iowa Is Being Called One Of The Best Small Town Vacations In America

While Iowa has many wonderful towns to head to on vacation, Pella is being called one of the best small town vacations in America by Esquire. Of course, this comes as no surprise to many of us; it’s a family-friendly place with delicious food, a wealth of recreational opportunities, and a unique culture and heritage […] The post Pella, Iowa Is Being Called One Of The Best Small Town Vacations In America appeared first on Only In Your State.


Occupation: Senior consulting engineer and corporate paralegal. 1) Please introduce yourself and explain why you are running for school board. I have called Newton home for the last 20 years. I have worked at Pella Corporation for the last 21 years in different engineering roles. I am currently an engineer on Pella’s legal team.My wife, Sarah, works at SHARE preschool, and my sons, Owen and Cameron, attend NHS and BMS respectively.I believe our schools are the heartbeat of our town.I participated in board meetings for about a year before getting on the board in order to better understand the work and role of the board and to better understand the issues of our district.I have been on the board for the past four years and Board President for the last year.I am honored to serve.I enjoy talking to people about our district.I enjoy solving problems.I’m running again to continue the work on board governance and to work on items that improve the results of the district.

Economist believes TPI closing won’t impact Newton like Maytag did

NEWTON — The closure of a wind turbine blade factory in Newton will be a blow to the area, but an Iowa State University economist says it won’t have the same impact as when Maytag left the community. TPI Composites started making blades in Newton about a year after Maytag...
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School board candidates speak at forum

OSKALOOSA — A crowd of around 150 gathered Oct. 19 at Penn Central Mall for an Oskaloosa Community School District Board of Education candidate forum put on by Osky News. Community members had the opportunity to hear from candidates vying for the three open OCSD board of education seats and ask questions.

Pella Police, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Participating in DEA Take Back

Local law enforcement agencies are participating in an ongoing national effort to keep unused or expired prescription drugs out of the wrong hands. The Pella Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s office are participating in national Take Back Day this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The purpose of the collection event is to ensure prescriptions can be disposed of safely and to avoid the ability to abuse those that may be particularly dangerous or addictive. Those who can’t make it to the national drug take back event this weekend can search for a permanent collection site in their area at this link.

Pella Football Team One Win from the Playoffs

The Pella High football team is in a win-and-in situation tonight as they close out the regular season at Cedar Rapids Washington. The top two teams in each of the six class 4A districts automatically qualify for the 16-team playoffs, with the other four spots going to at-large teams based on RPI. If the Dutch win tonight’s game, they’re in as the runner-up in the district. A loss brings RPI into the picture and puts Pella squarely on the bubble.
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No. 6 Oskaloosa rolls past Fairfield to the regional final

OSKALOOSA — Coming off a conference tournament title, No. 6 Oskaloosa looks postseason ready as they made quick work of Fairfield in Thursday’s regional semifinal, cruising to a 3-0 (25-4, 25-13, 25-8) sweep. After running a similar rotation for most of the season, the Indians were thrown a bit of...

Pella Ambulance Service Noticing Increased Demand

The demand for ambulance services continues to increase locally. Pella Ambulance Chief Greg Higginbotham says the month of September was their highest ever in terms of calls in a single month, topping 200 for the first time in the history of the non-profit organization. Higginbotham says thanks to the popularity and success of their regular EMT classes, they have a strong number of staff to respond to the high number of requests for services. Hear more about the latest with Pella Community Ambulance on Let’s Talk Pella.

Knoxville Optimist Club hosting “Treats in the Park” Saturday

The Knoxville Optimist Club is hosting “Treats in the Park” tomorrow at Auld Park in Knoxville. Club president Craig Kelley invites families to bring their children dressed in their Halloween costumes for a fun afternoon. “We invite kids to dress up, have a good time, play in the park a...

Prep volleyball: Trojans served up season-ending loss

OSKALOOSA – Struggling with her serve. That was how Maleah Walker described her game with the volleyball in her hands heading into sixth-ranked Oskaloosa's Class 4A, Region 3 semifinal match with Fairfield on Thursday night. The Trojans would love to know where those struggles where on Thursday. Walker set the...

Haunted Maytag Ballroom and Costume Party

The rumor is that the Hotel Maytag is haunted. We're going to find out. Come out for a night unlike any other and join us for a night of Halloween costumes, spirits, mediums, tarot card readers, and ghost hunters. Don't miss your opportunity during this one-night-only event!

Knoxville Knows The Task Ahead In The Season Ending Game Tonight

To say the least, the Knoxville Football Squad has a tall mountain of a task ahead of it. Just think Mt. Kilimanjaro and you will get the idea of the task that number class 3A #1 Harlan provides in tonight’s season ending game. Knoxville is making no bones about it, it will take a monumental effort just to have a chance. However, if you ask the coaching staff, they are not thinking about how to beat the Cyclones so much as they are making sure there are no regrets after tonight’s game, especially the seniors, who will be playing their final game of their football careers at Ken Locke Stadium. Interim Head Coach Chris Hudson tells KNIA/KRLS Sports he hopes his seniors will take advantage of the chance to lay it on the line one more time.

2021 “Living Windows” Announced

Thrive Knoxville has announced the 2021 Living Windows celebration will be Thursday, November 18th. This event is Knoxville’s annual kickoff to the holiday season. Downtown businesses will be open late, and will unveil their decorations for the season. This year will feature a tree-lighting ceremony, activities and crafts, carolers and...