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  • Chair Davis-Kovarik's vision of Strawtown comes to light A chair in a room. A room with walls. Walls that hold hundreds of years of stories and secrets untold. Familiar and comfy. So familiar that the natives take it for granted. Hundreds of people drive by every single day. Only a handful (if any) glance

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0410 OTT Fairfield business students photo color Fairfield students proving to be future leaders

    FAIRFIELD — At Fairfield High School, students interested in making a career in a business-related field have the chance to join the Fairfield chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), a nonprofit organization that helps prepare them for

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10 tips for surviving a severe allergy season

    My colleague Brady Dennis reported recently that the arrival of warmer weather will soon unleash a pollen tsunami in parts of the country where the winter has been especially long and cold. Here are some survival tips from Clifford W. Bassett, an allergy specialist and assistant clinical professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine.

    April 9, 2014

  • NASA photo Pella students participate in NASA's Space Settlement Design competition This year four students from Pella HS got the opportunity to participate in NASA's Space Settlement Design Competition (SSDC). PHS students traveled to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas where they joined approximately 200 other students from

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fire risk extremely high Wednesday

    OTTUMWA — Experts are warning of "explosive fire growth potential" as dry weather and strong winds arrive in the region.

    April 9, 2014

  • Stroke screenings coming to Centerville

    Residents living in and around Centerville can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture on Thursday, April 24 at Grace Tabernacle Baptist Church, 914 N. Park Ave., Centerville. Life Line Screening looks at four key points

    April 9, 2014

  • clock tower missing faces.jpg Knoxville clock faces removed

    Work has begun on the courthouse clock tower project. Looking up at the tower on Tuesday, one would see that the faces of the clock, on all four sides, are missing. 

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burn bans popping up as dry conditions persist

    OTTUMWA — When last week’s rains didn’t arrive as expected, it wasn’t good news. Most of Iowa remains in some form of drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor views more than 80 percent of Iowa as abnormally dry. About 56 percent of the state is in at least a moderate drought.

    April 8, 2014

  • Stations of the Cross photo Oskaloosa church plans reenactment of Stations of the Cross

    OSKALOOSA -- Central Reformed Church is reenacting the Stations of the Cross this weekend to give people an understanding of the true meaning of Easter. Actors from the congregation will portray six stations of the cross and the scenes will be set up

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • West donation to Davis.jpg West students help Davis family

    The students, faculty and staff of West Elementary have once again opened their hearts and piggy banks. In the month of March, West Elementary raised $1,838.55 for Penelope Davis, a toddler stricken with cancer. 

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

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