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OTTUMWA — An attorney for Rita Hart said Monday the campaign is "very confident" its election challenge will prevail and the Clinton County Democrat will ultimately assume Iowa's second congressional seat at the U.S. House.


OTTUMWA — There were no new coronavirus deaths reported by the Iowa Department of Public Health Monday.


OTTUMWA — There were 847 more coronavirus cases in Iowa on Sunday morning than there was the day before, according to new state data.

OTTUMWA — As the state continues to shift its vaccination strategy and the country faces supply shortages, Iowa added another 1,319 cases of the coronavirus on Friday.

OTTUMWA — Iowa will open up vaccinations to a broader group of citizens on a faster timeline, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Thursday.

OTTUMWA — The state public health department reported another five deaths due to the coronavirus in the Courier’s coverage area Wednesday. 

CENTERVILLE — Trevor Summers was on a roll earlier this season when he stepped on the mat for a championship match against Lucas Henderson.

OTTUMWA — There 12 new cases of the coronavirus confirmed in Wapello County, state data on Sunday showed.

OTTUMWA — Among the 64 new coronavirus-related deaths announced on Saturday were residents of Wapello and Jefferson counties, new state data showed.

OTTUMWA — The coronavirus has caused the death of another Wapello County resident, state data released Friday shows.

OTTUMWA — Iowa crossed a new plateau Thursday, confirming that more than 300,000 Iowas have now tested positive for the coronavirus since March.

OTTUMWA — The 96th Wapello County resident and 21st Davis County resident have died from the coronavirus, according to new state data Wednesday.

OTTUMWA — The 94th and 95th residents of Wapello County have died, according to new state data. Their deaths were caused by the coronavirus.

OTTUMWA — Another 18 Wapello County residents have contacted the coronavirus, upping the county’s pandemic total to 3,275 as of Saturday morning.

OTTUMWA — Vaccinations continued a slow disbursement in Iowa as the state saw another 2,058 COVID-19 cases and 59 deaths from the virus on Friday.

CENTERVILLE — An Ottumwa man wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service was arrested by authorities in Centerville Thursday.

CENTERVILLE — The Appanoose County Board of Supervisors slashed proposed wage increases for elected officials on Monday, citing concerns from constituents over property taxes.

OTTUMWA — By July, the state was reopening in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, but many normal summer activities took place with changes, or not at all. Schools were preparing for a return to learning, some virtually, some in person, and some a mixture of the two.

OTTUMWA — Another Wapello County resident has died from the coronavirus, according to new data from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

OTTUMWA – Losses are a part of sports on all levels.

OTTUMWA — The state reported 69 new coronavirus deaths in Iowa Thursday, with four coming from the Courier’s coverage area.

OTTUMWA — Authorities told motorists to stay home if they could Tuesday, after a winter storm system dumped snow and freezing rain across a large swath of Iowa.

OTTUMWA — More than one-third of those tested were positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to state data.

OTTUMWA — Even with diminished testing due to the holidays, Iowa added another 620 cases of the coronavirus between Saturday and Sunday, according to state data.

OTTUMWA — Low testing numbers produced a low number of new cases in the last 24-hours. Iowa also saw its hospitalizations fall below 600 on Saturday.

OTTUMWA — From Christmas Eve to Christmas Day, Wapello County saw an increase of 26 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to state data.

OTTUMWA — There have been 3,739 Iowans die of complications caused by the coronavirus, an increase of 71 from the previous day.

CENTERVILLE — Appanoose County Sheriff Gary Anderson was honored with the 2020 Compassion in Crisis from the National Association of Mental Health (NAMI) South Central Iowa division recently.

OTTUMWA — There were just 600 new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday, with the state reporting fewer than 2,000 new individuals being tested in the last 24 hours.

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