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  • Construction could be halted on building class OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa High School program admired by the community may have to be temporarily suspended. The board and administration has nothing against the Building Trades program, said Superintendent Davis Eidahl. But they would be hard pressed to

    April 1, 2014

  • 0321 OTT IHCC Dental color photo -L -T -M Bringing textbook learning to the real world

    OTTUMWA — A new partnership between Indian Hills Community College and River Hills Dental Clinic is giving area students the most well-rounded education possible. Indian Hills began its dental assisting program in August, so this is the first group o

    March 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donations sought for IHCC scholarship auction Donations are now being accepted for the 37th annual Indian Hills Community College Foundation Scholarship Auction. Individuals and businesses may donate new and gently-used items and qualify for a tax deduction. Items may include vehicles, gift cert

    March 13, 2014

  • 0311 OTT School Douma Tour photo The new Douma OTTUMWA — When educators first implied that computers were essential in schools, the best elementary buildings found space for one or two computer labs. Douma Elementary School is now so modernized, it has zero computer labs. "It's all wireless," sai

    March 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0312 OTT STEM color photo iExplore STEM gets kids excited about highly skilled fields

    OTTUMWA -- These kids will tell you: science, technology, engineering, math? They really can be fun. Booth after booth engaged the children in various experiments and demonstrations that h

    March 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0312 OTT Show choir 1 color photo -L -T -M Confidence on stage, humility off stage OTTUMWA — The seniors in Sudden Impact! are just beginning to realize that they only have two show choir competitions left in their high school career. If the last two are as successful as the first two have been, it's going to be an exciting journey

    March 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • Iowa gov. launches teacher leadership program DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nearly 40 school districts, including Ottumwa and Pella, have been selected to initiate teacher leadership programs next school year as part of Iowa's 2013 education reform plan. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Department of Educ

    March 3, 2014

  • Graduate when? OTTUMWA — It's just something to think about: Do we want to hold high school graduation on Fridays? Though students have talked about the idea in the past, this year, the idea was brought to the district by Ottumwa High School Principal Mark Hanson.

    February 18, 2014

  • 0219 OTT River Hills Dental color photo -L -M Rivers Hills offering dental students real-world knowledge OTTUMWA — The River Hills Community Health Center is becoming a teaching platform as it welcomes dental students on their clinical rotations. For the first time in Ottumwa, a University of Iowa dental student is gaining real-world knowledge by doing

    February 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Iowa lawmakers consider bill requiring radon tests DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa legislative panel approved a bill Tuesday to require radon testing in schools across the state, though lawmakers made clear that changes would be made to the legislation to address timetables and funding sources for th

    February 18, 2014

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