DES MOINES — The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out the National Weather Service’s storm spotter sessions in Iowa this year. But with severe weather season still looming, the NWS needs people who are trained to report what they see.
OTTUMWA — The story of how Rick Wills joined Foreigner involves Peter Frampton, a cautious bank teller, transatlantic flights and the chicken pox.
DES MOINES — The first time you laugh during “Come From Away,” it catches you off guard. Is it appropriate? When the central event of the musical is the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, can you really laugh?
ALBIA — Women walked around in crinolines and petticoats. Men wore morning suits and top hats. Carolers sang in front of shops, and a horse-drawn carriage traveled around the town square.
FAIRFIELD — The public is invited to unleash their inner creativity at Friday’s Fairfield Art Association (FAA) portrait demonstration from 6-9 p.m. at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center.
OTTUMWA — Bridge View Center has announced a January concert by Dwight Yoakum, a multi-Grammy Award winning country singer who has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Dave Loebsack announced Friday he will not seek re-election next year and will retire following the conclusion of the 116th Congress.
OTTUMWA — Tony Sands could have made it a bit easier on himself, but it wouldn’t have been right. You see, Sands was always a fan of Frank Sinatra, and always wanted to put together a show that would allow people to get a sense of Sinatra’s remarkable career.
OTTUMWA — It seems sometimes there are two kinds of performers in music: Those who can’t wait to get on the road and those who dread it. Gary Allan is emphatically part of the former.
OTTUMWA — All these years later, Steve Smith still isn’t entirely sure why “The Red Green Show,” and Iowa clicked. For a few years, it looked like they never would.
OTTUMWA — It’s funny how life works sometimes. Jim McDonough knew he loved the piano from the time his mother took lessons when he was a child. But he didn’t realize he would make a living at it, while helping a camp near his hometown of Monticello.
OTTUMWA — Mannheim Steamroller’s first visit to Ottumwa is coming next week. The act is known for holiday music, but how much do you know about how it started? Here are 10 trivia bits from the Mannheim Steamroller website.
OTTUMWA — Richard Sterban knows the first question he’s going to hear from most people when the Oak Ridge Boys announce they’re coming to town, and he has the answer ready.
OTTUMWA — The chance to watch nine people shove loose-meat sandwiches into their mouths for 10 minutes may not be worth the time to takes to drive to Ottumwa, but perhaps another performance by Division BMX or a chance to see skateboarder Adam Miller will.
FAIRFIELD — Prominent Japanese entertainment group, TAO, is bringing the show TAO: Drum Heart to the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center tonight.
MORAVIA — The Wicked Witch is on trial for her crimes against the people in the land of Once Upon a Time, but she maintains her innocence in Moravia High School’s production of “The Trial of the Wicked Witch.”
FAIRFIELD — Farmers, local and national, can be seen as the face of America in a new documentary about agricultural changes titled Farmers for America.
ELDON — Cardinal students are preparing for this year’s Cafe Musicale, and although they don’t all have arts backgrounds, all the students and staff are excited for the variety show.
"Black Panther" is among the most anticipated films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The character first turned up in "Captain America: Civil War," and now T'Challa is getting his own film.
OTTUMWA — Chamber of Commerce is ready to bring the rodeo back to Ottumwa for the second year in a row, and this year it could be held in Ottumwa Park.
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OTTUMWA [mdash]Phillip Dirk Peck, 61, of Ottumwa, died April 9, 2020 of a heart attack at his home. He was born August 20, 1958 in Ottumwa to Max Edward and Mary Lou McCoy Peck. A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1977, he worked as a truck driver for Alexander Trucking and Norris Asphalt, …
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