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Iowa saw another 1,104 new cases of the coronavirus reported Wednesday, as the state’s governor said the recent decrease in new cases is not due to lower testing.

Mariannette Miller-Meeks, the Ottumwa Republican who represents Iowa's 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, was appointed to the House Homeland Security, Veterans' Affairs and Education and Labor committees recently.


Iowa's junior senator thinks the impeachment proceedings slated to begin against former President Donald Trump are unconstitutional, but she believes he bears some blame for the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.


OTTUMWA — Iowa reported four new deaths and 803 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, according to new state data.


OTTUMWA — Roads across southeastern Iowa are completely covered after several inches of snow fell Monday into Tuesday morning. But the area fared better than other parts of Iowa and the Midwest.

OTTUMWA — For those who live in State Senate District 41, today is Election Day.

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 — Monday’s winter storm did more than create a snow day in the Ottumwa School District; it also postponed Monday’s school board meeting to 6 p.m. Wednesday.


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


On Tuesday, voters of the 41st State Senate district will head to the polls for a special election to fill the vacancy caused by Mariannette Miller-Meeks' election to the U.S. House.

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.

CLINTON — Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks asked the U.S. House on Thursday to dismiss an election contest filed by Democratic challenger Rita Hart that argues the six-vote race was wrongly decided.

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College on Thursday made a significant change in its rebranding efforts, as the school changed its athletic logo by using a one Warrior mascot for its Ottumwa and Centerville campuses.

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. 

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa City Council approved resolutions to purchase bond agreements for capital improvement projects for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 during Tuesday's meeting at City Hall.

For the special election in Wapello County next week, voters who live in Wapello County can vote at any one of the vote centers in the county. Incorrect information was published in Tuesday's print edition. The online edition has been corrected.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors is expected to pass a trio of bids during today's weekly meeting for upcoming projects, two of which pertain to the Law Enforcement Center.

For a second day, hospitalizations with the coronavirus in Iowa were below 500 — the lowest levels since early October.

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 Iowa Department of Corrections has released from prison an Ottumwa woman responsible for her daughter's death, one day after she arrived there.

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 — A pursuit reached speeds of 100 mph Wednesday before ending after the tires of the vehicle were punctured using two spike strips, police said.

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

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DES MOINES — Tuesday's Condition of the State address by Gov. Kim Reynolds included proposals for big investments toward child care, rural broadband and mental health.

OTTUMWA —  Following a discussion on classroom sizes this week, the Ottumwa School Board turned its attention to teacher resources.

OTTUMWA — Several city offices in Ottumwa will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday; all Wapello County offices will also be closed.

OTTUMWA — Absentee ballot requests for the special election in Iowa Senate District 41 are due at 5 p.m. Friday.

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

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