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  • Wapello building remains county property OTTUMWA — An option to sell the Wapello building in downtown Ottumwa to River Hills Community Health Center was nixed by the Wapello County Board of Supervisors Tuesday evening. On March 5, River Hills Community Health Center CEO Richard Johnson wrot

    March 12, 2014

  • Officials hold line on Wapello budget

    OTTUMWA -- Taxpayers in Wapello can breathe a sign of relief. Taxes will go down and county services will not be cut. On Tuesday night, Wapello County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt its 2014-2015 budget with litt

    March 11, 2014

  • Blakesburg breezes through public hearings BLAKESBURG — The Blakesburg City Council on Monday moved quickly through the four public hearings scheduled prior to the regular monthly meeting. The council approved Blakesburg Historical Preservation Society (BHPS) requests to include the USDA reim

    March 11, 2014

  • 0311 OTT Fire school color photo 3 -T -M Preparing for the worst

    OTTUMWA — A quick glance at the scene at Indian Hills North Campus this weekend may have looked like a horrible traffic accident. A bus was turned on its side and cars were crushed under semi trucks. But the sounds of laughter and instruction soon ca

    March 10, 2014 3 Photos

  • 0305 OTT Drakesville cabin color photo -L -T -M Preserving a log cabin with a quilt

    DRAKESVILLE — The Drakesville Park Board is asking for the community's help to preserve a very special piece of southern Iowa history. In 1848, Mormon travelers built a log cabin just outside of Drakesville in exchange for medical care and supplies.

    March 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Inconsistencies found in human resources audit OTTUMWA — Wapello County will need to clean up some of its Human Resources policies. That’s the word from Paul Greufe of PF Greufe Associates of Davenport, who spoke before Wapello County Board of Supervisors and several department heads on Tuesday.

    March 4, 2014

  • 0227 OTT Animal hoarding update color photo 2 -T -L A brighter outlook for rescued animals

    DRAKESVILLE — The outlook is looking a little brighter every day for the animals rescued from a Drakesville home Friday. More than 300 living animals were taken from the property after a warrant was issued to search the home and a severe animal hoard

    February 26, 2014 2 Photos 3 Stories

  • Miller-Meeks makes third bid for Congress OTTUMWA — Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks said Wednesday concerns she raised two years ago about the Affordable Care Act are reality today and will bolster her bid for Congress. Miller-Meeks resigned as the director of the Iowa Department of Public Heal

    February 26, 2014

  • 0225 OTT Animal hoarding update color photo -M -T -L Animal adoptions begin By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA -- A surprised smile spread from rescuer to rescuer. "When we arrived back here Saturday morning, one of the rabbits had had a batch of new baby bunnies," said Stephanie Filer, fundraising director for the

    February 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • When fire departments need help OTTUMWA--- The garage wasn't flooded, the tornado sirens weren't screaming and the place was not on fire. Yet there was the Red Cross. "We wanted to let the public know that the Red Cross works with the Ottumwa Fire Department, and not just at fires,

    February 23, 2014

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