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All corners of southeast Iowa are bustling with activity this weekend. Enjoy global cuisine, pancakes and a parade, the back roads of Jefferson County by bike and more. Here’s a look at what’s going on:

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OTTUMWA — The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 hit the highest level of the year Tuesday, as more than 3,000 children have become sick in the last week.

RATHBUN LAKE — Police arrested a Missouri man wanted for statutory rape early Tuesday after a multi-county pursuit that ended in rural Appanoose County.

CENTERVILLE — The Centerville Concert Association is opening its 2021-22 season with the Fabulous Equinox All-Stars featuring Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson.

OTTUMWA — Wapello County averaged more than 13 new cases of the coronavirus per day in the last week, according to new state data.

OTTUMWA — There were more than 1,100 new cases added per day in Iowa over the last week. Of the newly positive Iowans, 42% were under the age of 29, state data show.

OTTUMWA — More than 200 Wapello County residents are currently infected with COVID-19, according to the local public health department.

DES MOINES – After a breakthrough season that culminated with the program's first state tournament appearance in 15 years, three members of the Ottumwa High School baseball team were honored with all-state, all-district and all-conference honors.

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.

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.

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