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- No pets allowed for Blew DRAKESVILLE — Defendants may be presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law, but the court seems to be playing it safe in the case of a Davis County man accused in one of Iowa's worst cases of animal neglect. Paperwork filed in Davis Coun
A lot of fun for a good cause
HEDRICK — If you're interested in seeing firemen model hand-decorated bras and raising money for cancer research, the fourth annual Bras for a Cause event is the place you'll want to be. On March 29, the walls of the Carl Craft Civic Center will be c
- Social media cited in venue change filing OTTUMWA — Prosecutors and defense attorneys sparred over media in court filings to determine whether Robert Pilcher’s retrial will be in Ottumwa. Pilcher is accused of first-degree murder in the 1974 death of Mary Jayne Jones. A Wapello County jury w
- City budget, two-way streets approved OTTUMWA -- The proposed adoption of the 2015 city budget and the approval of the conversion of a portion of Main and Second streets from one-way to two-way were both on the Ottumwa City Council agenda Tuesday, along with several other significant ite
- Ottumwa leaders discuss social media OTTUMWA — Social media is no longer reserved for teens to interact with each other. Now businesses and organizations are using websites like Facebook and Twitter to reach a broader audience and to promote themselves. To help some of Ottumwa’s leaders
- Van Buren Conference Board OKs Assessor's budget KEOSAUQUA — The Van Buren Conference Board last week approved the assessor’s office proposed budget 2-1 despite some objections from board members. The conference board is make up of mayors, supervisors and school board members. There are three votes
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.
- Fire department fights fire, cold OTTUMWA — Ottumwa's fire chief is relieved there were observant neighbors living on Mary Street. They noticed a house on fire in the early morning hours Sunday and alerted the residents to the danger. "That could have turned out a lot worse," said Ch
- 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.
Adios, old friend
OTTUMWA — A once-popular restaurant turned dangerous eyesore has been leveled. A heavy equipment operator, supported by several workers in hardhats, were demolishing the exposed walls of the building Tuesday morning. In April of last year, El Rancho
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