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Southeast Iowa
  • 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

  • 040414 RIZ Ruling Photo Court of Appeals upholds RIZ ruling The Homeowners Association of the Coves of Sundown Lake have prevailed in their effort to establish a Rural Improvement Zone for their property located in northeast Appanoose County. The Iowa Court of Appeals on March 26 upheld a district court rulin

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tracy Wilkins.jpg Wilkins eager to lead KHS

    The Knoxville School Board officially approved a contract with Tracy Wilkins Thursday night. Wilkins is set to take over as Principal of Knoxville High School for the coming school year. 

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Trial set in nursing home death DES MOINES — A federal lawsuit against the Van Buren County Good Samaritan Society has a court date, but it’s not soon. Clyde Sprouse and Shelley Ragen filed the suit after the death of Mary Sprouse, Clyde’s wife and Shelley’s mother. Mary Sprouse wa

    April 7, 2014

  • FFA in Iowa sets historical record The Iowa FFA Association has achieved a new plateau in membership by setting an all-time record with 14,207 members in 219 high schools across Iowa.

    April 7, 2014

  • 0408 OTT McWhorter color photo -L -T Great Depression-era artists create affordable artwork

    ELDON — A rejection of European abstract art led to a chain of events that brought the newest Grant Wood artwork to southern Iowa. At Sunday's lecture series Regionalist Art during the Great Depression, Mark McWhorter, director of the Indian Hills Ar

    April 7, 2014 2 Photos

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