CENTERVILLE – If Jason Slaughter has any say in it, it won't take another eight years for an Iowa State Little League Tournament will be held in southeastern Iowa.

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There’s a variety of events throughout the area this weekend, with many of them being held in the outdoors to enjoy the sunny summer forecast. Here’s a look at what’s going on:

INDIANOLA — Centerville baseball head coach Ryan Hodges had seen a different look in his team's eyes even before Tuesday's 2A Substate 7 final vs Pleasantville came around. His observation was confirmed after the Big Reds dominated the Trojans 12-1 and punched their ticket to the state baseb…

AMES — The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences dean's list honors students who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the spring semester of 2021.

OTTUMWA – On the same day they shared the field together at the Iowa High School Girls State Softball Tournament, Sigourney batterymates Carly Goodwin and Kaylee Weber were each named to the Class 1A South Central All District team as announced Monday by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

Southeast Iowa is in full swing this weekend with a range of activities. There’s garden events, outdoor movies, concerts, dogs and Expo activities. Take a look at what’s going on.

CENTERVILLE — Both Centerville and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont took care of business on Friday night as the two remaining South Central Conference championship contenders both scored wins.

DES MOINES — Centerville was one of 26 applicants to receive a Community Catalyst grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the organization said in a press release Wednesday.

OTTUMWA — The first official postseason for Ottumwa Little League will see plenty of action taking place on the diamonds within the City of Bridges.

ALBIA — Mackenna Jones drilled a three-run homer for the 13th-ranked Lady Dees while pitching a two-hit shutout against the Chiefs in a 14-0, four-inning non-conference victory at the Monroe County Sports Complex.

CENTERVILLE — Executing in high-leverage moments separate the good teams from the rest. And after a walk-off 2-1 win over Clarke on Tuesday, the Big Reds walked off their home field with boosted confidence in each other, a valuable trait come post-season time.

Several area college students earned accolades for the spring semester, as several fulfilled graduated requirements, made their school's highest academic lists and other notable achievements.

CENTERVILLE – With sights set on competing against the best teams in the state come late July, Centerville head baseball coach Ryan Hodges set out to test his team with a schedule filled with tough opponents.

OTTUMWA — The northern hemisphere will officially welcome summer on Sunday, but Thursday will serve as a bit of a pre-game ceremony.

CENTERVILLE — A host of policy changes are coming for Centerville Community Schools, including the elimination of school book fees.

KEOSAUQUA – As he filled out his lineup card for the second game of Thursday's varsity doubleheader with Centerville, Van Buren County head softball coach Randy Smith had a thought.

STORM LAKE — Buena Vista University announced the names of recent local graduates of the school, and also announced local students who were named to the school's dean's list for the spring term.

There’s no shortage of activity this weekend. Popular traditions are returning, and some new traditions are being born. Here’s a look at what’s going on.

EDDYVILLE — Brooklyn Bettis opened Wednesday night's South Central Conference softball contest by walking Centerville freshman Kiera Klum.

Indian Hills Community College has released its honor roll for the 2021 spring term. A total of 426 students made the list, and had to have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and be enrolled full-time at the college.

OTTUMWA — Community 1st Credit Union is awarding $44,000 in scholarships to 22 area high school seniors and returning college students this spring.

OTTUMWA — James Kenyon had a glint in his eye when he discussed the numerous visits he had with people from around the state.

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