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Local News 11.16.2017

A Central College graduate’s run on NBC’s The Voice has come to an end.  Chris Weaver, class of 2010 at Central, performed for the final time on Monday night’s show after his coach Jennifer Hudson picked three other members to be part of her final team continuing through the “Playoffs” round.  Weaver was selected to Hudson’s team in the season premiere and was praised by the coaches for his powerful voice.

William Penn University will be hosting two consecutive “Cards for Jacob” nights during the men’s basketball games at home this weekend. The first game is slated for Friday, November 17th at 7:00 PM; the second contest is on Saturday, November 18th at 2:00 PM.   Jacob Thompson is a 9-year-old from Maine diagnosed with Stage 4 High-Risk Neuroblastoma.  The doctors aren’t sure  Jacob will make it to Christmas, so for his last wish, Jacob requested to have Christmas Cards sent to him from all around the country. William Penn University would like to invite anyone planning to attend the games this weekend, to bring along a card for Jacob – information on where to mail the cards will be available at the games.

 Hundreds of potential job seekers packed Penn Central Mall last week Thursday for the Oskaloosa Job Fair, put on by Mahaska County Agricultural and Rural Development (MCARD) and Iowa Works.  The event matched job seekers with over 50 employers from the region – MCARD Director Deann De Groot was pleased with the 3rd annual job fair, saying anywhere from 325 to 400 individuals attended the event.


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