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  • 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

  • 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

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