OTTUMWA — The League of Women Voters of Ottumwa will be hosting an education forum with area college and school district officials Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. John Auditorium on the Indian Hills Community College campus in Ottumwa.

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FAIRFIELD — The Southeast Iowa Watershed Partnership is proud to announce the opportunity to be leveraging $6.4 million in the region to focus on water and soil quality and soil health improvements through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) award.

DES MOINES — With summer travel beginning soon, the LifeServe Blood Center is calling on donors to make sure there is enough supply when needed.

EDDYVILLE — Local fire departments responded Saturday afternoon to a large at an composting facility, Chamness Technology Inc., south of Eddyville.

OTTUMWA — Two nurses from Ottumwa Regional Health Center will be selected at the first honorees of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, which the hospital adopted earlier this year.

EDDYVILLE — The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School Alumni Association will be honoring the Class of 2021, and classes of 1970 and 1971 during a banquet May 22 at 6 p.m. at the high school in Eddyville.

FAIRFIELD — Lucas Anthony McCoy of Libertyville was charged with second-degree arson and insurance fraud, the Jefferson County Attorney's Office said in a statement Friday.

OTTUMWA — A GoFundMe has been established for Jaden Dakota Blake, a Bloomfield man who was killed in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon near Ottumwa.

CEDAR RAPIDS — Ottumwa Police Department investigator Michael Sieren was recently honored with the Law Enforcement Victim Services Award, which was handed out by the Southern District of Iowa branch of the United States Attorney Office as part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

OTTUMWA — After officers stopped a vehicle for driving over a curb, they located methamphetamine and charged an Ottumwa man.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Police Department says a vehicle pulled over for no license plates had methamphetamine inside.

OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa woman charged with sexually assaulting two minors in 2017 was received a suspended prison sentence with probation this week.

OTTUMWA — River Hills Community Health Center weathered a once-in-a-century pandemic and had to think outside the box to keep providing services to patients.

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is providing Jefferson County residents the opportunity to share their views with state lawmakers Saturday from 7:30-9 a.m.

PELLA — Pella Regional Health Center has named Sandra Ahn to the role of Manager of Medical Clinics in Ottumwa and Bussey. This position is responsible for the day-to-day clinic management as well as customer service and operational issues.

Cosby's Cellular has been named a 2020 Elite Performer by U.S. Cellular for the sales and operational excellence at its Centerville and Albia locations throughout the year.

Two area restaurants are nominees for the Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen's Association's 2021 Best Burger Contest, as the nominees were announced Friday.

WEST DES MOINES — Hy-Vee will be partnering with Hormel Foods and local first responders for the fourth annual 2021 Hams for the Holidays program, and will visit Ottumwa among 14 city stops this month.

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce will be offering a series of public forums during the Iowa legislative session for Jefferson County residents to participate.

Iowa State University has announced students who rank among the top 2% in their respective college. Those students are as follows:

The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School After-Prom committee is inviting elementary students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade to its "Cookies and Crafts" sessions at Melody's Restaurant in Eddyville.

OTTUMWA — Prairie Hills at Ottumwa Assisted Living Community is partnering with Alba Anderson's third-grade Bulldog Virtual Learning class at Wilson Elementary School to ignite the love for reading in 60 students for the remainder of the year.

OTTUMWA — Though Wapello County is still straddling different tiers for COVID-19 vaccinations, local officials believe they're progressing as they anticipate a busy and consequential March.

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