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DES MOINES — Indian Hills Community College was one of 65 applicants for the Coronavirus Relief Fund Employer Innovation Fund Grant, the Iowa governor's office said Wednesday.

OTTUMWA — Due to unforeseen water main connecting issues, the work at Milner Street and Mary Street intersection work could not be finished by the time school was released Wednesday. 

Several local students earned dean's list accolades for the summer semester at Buena Vista University. To make the list, full-time students had to achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester.

OTTUMWA — Applications for the 2020-21 SIEDA Community Action Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program will be accepted starting Nov. 1.

Cardinal Community School District will partner with Wapello County Public Health to administer free flu shots to students and their families during the week of Oct. 19-23 at the school.

BATAVIA — Wapello County deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 34 near the Jefferson County line Monday and said the stop ultimately turned up a large quantity of methamphetamine.

For the fifth consecutive year, Community 1st Credit Union garnered one of the Des Moines Register's prestigious "Top Workplace" honors.

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MORAVIA — Investigators said an Appanoose County sheriff's deputy fired his gun at a vehicle being chased by police before the suspect was ultimately apprehended.

BLOOMFIELD — The Davis County Fairgrounds will receive a $3,000 grant to move their current ice cream stand into a larger building in the fairgrounds as part of Grinnell Mutual’s Fairground Facelift initiative.

OTTUMWA — The city of Ottumwa is continuing its street repair for the rest of the month with two separate project.

OTTUMWA — The city of Ottumwa was not among the recipients of a U.S. Department of Transportation grant that would be funded a project worth more than $18 million.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office charged an Ottumwa man Monday with five counts of felony sexual abuse of a child.

The Midwest Antique Fest and Flea Market will be held at the Davis County Fairgrounds in Bloomfield Sept. 25-26.

LifeServe Blood Center will be holding a blood drive Sept. 29 from 1-6 p.m. at the Nazarene Church in Moravia.

AMES — Two local students earned academic degrees during the summer from Iowa State University, and both can participate in either the fall or spring commencement ceremonies because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They were among 820 graduates from the school.

OTTUMWA — Ken Prince will return to Indian Hills Community College with his photography exhibit “It’s About the Light” Sept. 14 to Oct. 29 in the college’s art gallery on the Ottumwa campus.

MARSHALLTOWN — Three local students recently graduated with certificates or degrees from Marshalltown Community College during the winter 2019 term and spring and summer 2020 terms:

BATAVIA — Cedar Valley Winery, located just west of Fairfield, picked up five medals for outstanding wines during the Finger Lakes International Wine & Spirits Competition in Mendon, New York, recently.

OTTUMWA — Patrons of the Ottumwa Public Library are now able to send print jobs to the library from their phones, tablets, computers or any device from the internet as the library continues to implement efforts to cross the digital divide.

ALBIA — Chariton Valley Electric is seeking applications for the third quarter 2020 Operation Round Up grant opportunities.

OTTUMWA — JBS Pork in Ottumwa was recently selected to receive an Environmental Protection Agency Region &7 2020 Pollution Prevention (P2) Award. The award will be formally presented during ceremonies at the Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference Dec. 1-2.

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Office of the Attorney General are once again warning residents to be aware of the “grandparent scam,” which has been an annual occurrence for over a decade.

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa High School senior Karena Johnson, from the North Hy-Vee in Ottumwa, was awarded $1,000 from the Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship program Thursday.

OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on two separate cases relating to making bomb threats.

OTTUMWA — Kelly Genners has been named as the new president and CEO of the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation after serving in the capacity since June.

BLAKESBURG — The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve arrested a man following a search warrant related to the sexual assault of a juvenile.

OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa man was charged with first-degree burglary after police were called to the Colonial Motor Inn early Tuesday morning.

OTTUMWA — A man has been charged after police said he left behind 29 grams of methamphetamine in a hotel room after checking out.

OTTUMWA — Police say an Agency man was involved in a road rage incident before he was arrested for OWI, tried to escape custody, and kicked an officer.

OTTUMWA — Citizens are encouraged to take a survey for Ottumwa and Wapello County Recycling regarding toxic waste educational opportunities. This survey is being done to find out if people are interested in information on using less toxic alternatives. The City continues to look at different…

OTTUMWA — Motorists are advised east bound traffic on Richmond Ave. at the intersection of Webster St. will be temporarily closing starting as early as Thursday, July 16.

OTTUMWA — Several area students either graduated or made honor lists for the spring semester at their respective colleges and universities.