OTTUMWA — In-person meals at Milestones Area Agency on Aging will be served for the first time since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

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SEYMOUR — A federal judge has ordered Wayne County dog breeder Daniel Gingerich to immediately surrender all dogs in his possession that are in “acute distress” and in need of medical care.

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:

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.

BLOOMFIELD – The Davis County High School boys and girls cross-country teams both picked up team championships at home on Thursday, running past the competition at the Lake Fisher Invitational.

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

CORYDON – The first week of the season started with a team title for the Albia boys cross-country team and a runner-up finish for the Albia girls.

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.

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