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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
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
- 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
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
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.
- 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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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,
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