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OTTUMWA — New state data on Monday showed another 149 individuals were positive for the coronavirus.

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GRUNDY CENTER (AP) — A 27-year veteran of the Iowa State Patrol was shot and killed during a violent standoff with a man who fought back against agents in an armored personnel carrier and said he wanted to shoot other officers, authorities said Saturday.

OTTUMWA — Marc Roe didn't really want to bring up the subject during last week's Ottumwa City Council meeting, but he believed it too important not too.

OTTUMWA — Wapello County Engineer Jeff Skalberg stresses the need for sound infrastructure in the county.

The House Appropriations Committee voted 14-to-9 Wednesday to approve the Technology Reinvestment Fund, which includes $17 million for the second year of implementation of a computer system for Iowa’s state government.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Trails Council has scheduled several cleanup days along different Ottumwa trail sections. The community is invited to join in walking and cleaning the trails.

CENTERVILLE — The site plan for new dormitories on the Indian Hills Community College’s Centerville campus were rubber-stamped by the city council Monday.

The possibility of restarting a human rights commission in some form continues to gather steam, and Ottumwa City Administrator Philip Rath gave a brief update on the discussions he's had during Tuesday's city council meeting at City Hall.

LAKE RED ROCK — As Washington squabble heats up over President Joe Biden's sweeping infrastructure bill, Iowa Republican Senator Joni Ernst toured one of the largest recent infrastructure projects in the state.

A new federal law went into effect on April 1. It requires the operator of a boat with an installed Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) to use the ECOS link while operating on all federally navigable waterways. In Iowa, that means the four flood control reservoirs: Coralville, Rathbun, Red Rock and Saylorville; and the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors formally approved the low bid of Elite Fire Sprinkler Systems during Tuesday's weekly meeting at the courthouse, and clearing the way for the final phases of the planned fire alarm upgrade.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa City Council is expected to approve plans, specifications and form of contract for the Rehabilitate Runway 4/22 Project for the Ottumwa Regional Airport during at public hearing at today's meeting at City Hall.

OTTUMWA — The League of Women Voters is hosting an outdoor event this week in support of the For the People Act.

OTTUMWA — New state data on Monday showed another 152 individuals were positive for the coronavirus.

Homes around the region sold at a healthy clip over the past year – strong enough that all homeowners are likely to notice.

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa Regional Health Center announced Thursday its CEO is retiring Friday. The hospital also announced his successor.

OTTUMWA — The owner of a popular Ottumwa bar and eatery plans to rebuild after a fire heavily damaged part of the building Wednesday afternoon.

CLINTON — The candidate contesting the vote count in Iowa's Second Congressional District race has withdrawn her request to have the U.S. House review the election results, dropping her bid to have the 2020 election results overturned.

In an effort to create transparency and accountability with some of the city's major goals, the Ottumwa City Council is going cutting-edge for those solutions in the next fiscal year.

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