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Even with COVID-19, there are still several fireworks displays around the region slated for the July 4 holiday.

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DES MOINES — A federal grand jury indictment has been handed down against a Fairfield man, formerly of Centerville, on charges he produced, distributed and received child pornography.

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CENTERVILLE — Multiple law enforcement agencies made two arrests of wanted fugitives from Marion and Mahaska counties Wednesday evening.

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OTTUMWA — The Greater Ottumwa Rodeo is doubling the fun this weekend.

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OTTUMWA — United Way of Wapello County is looking for volunteers for their Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. RSVP Director Peggy Fisher said it is as important now as it has ever been.

OTTUMWA — Since Indian Hills Community College secured $1.1 million in federal funding two months ago through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act they were able to help many students.

OTTUMWA — Since the first case was confirmed on March 23, Wapello County has now recorded 700 cases of COVID-19 in its residents, state data show.

CENTERVILLE — The Centerville Community School District has made the decision to move forward with holding an in-person graduation ceremony for the class of 2020.

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KNOXVILLE — The 60th running of the Knoxville Nationals will have to wait another year.

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OTTUMWA — Ottumwa’s Race for the Cure is still happening Sept. 26, but it’s moving to a virtual platform.

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OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College will open for in-person, online and virtual learning formats starting Monday, Aug. 31.

CENTERVILLE — A list of assurances to the state was due Wednesday, but there’s still much to be done in terms of planning before the Centerville Community School District will be ready for students this fall.

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OTTUMWA — The Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress (GOPiP) 79th annual golf classic is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the Ottumwa Golf and Social Club.

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OTTUMWA — Wapello County officials said another resident has died from the disease caused by the coronavirus. It’s the 30th since the start of the pandemic.

OTTUMWA — With Independence Day falling on a Saturday, several Ottumwa offices will be closing Friday to observe the holiday.

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OTTUMWA — Upon George Floyd’s death and a crowded rally held at Central Park in early June, Lorraine Uehling created a Facebook group called “Ottuwans for Racial Justice.”

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ELDON — After 33 years of being a Marine, Colonel Eric Livingston figured it was time to retire. 

OTTUMWA — While the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, a look at local numbers shows the dramatic differences in its course over the past two months.

NEW SHARON — The Mahaska County Sheriff's Office said the driver of a cement truck that rolled over on Highway 63 Thursday morning has died.

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OTTUMWA — Few people in Ottumwa don’t know the city’s needs. Housing is number one on almost everyone’s list.

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OTTUMWA — Jennifer Rotole said she’s in for a treat as she takes on the GEAR UP advisor and coordinator position at Indian Hills Community College.

OTTUMWA — COVID numbers continue to trickle upward in the area, with a third newly-discovered case added late Wednesday.

OTTUMWA — Heat, humidity and rain are back in the forecast for Ottumwa. Storms arrive Friday, and a daily chance of rain is expected to remain through the middle of next week.

OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa man faces multiple charges after police accused him of providing guns to a family member who was barred from having them.

OSKALOOSA — After serving more than 600 patients in Mahaska County since its opening in 2000, River Hills Community Health Center will set up shop in Oskaloosa.

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OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor this month. The grant will go toward the college’s Job Corps Scholars program.

OTTUMWA — Iowa officials counted two new COVID-19 cases in Wapello County on Wednesday, the first confirmed cases in more than 48 hours.

OTTUMWA — The TestIowa site in Ottumwa is closing. County officials said operations at Evans Middle School will end at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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OTTUMWA — Superintendent Nicole Kooiker gave her final Return to Learn update to the school board Monday night.

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OTTUMWA — County supervisors said Tuesday they are confident about changes to the Wapello County benefit group plan.

OTTUMWA — The COVID-19 pandemic could not stop Tenco Development Officer Mike Dunlap from coordinating with staff to plan the 34th annual Tenco Golf Classic.

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OTTUMWA — The rise in cases locally has slowed, but the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. Events are still being canceled. Numbers nationally are rising. Travel is iffy, at best, and large crowds raise concerns.

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