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FAIRFIELD — Nate Weaton is a high school football coach, so he understands the notion of springing everyone around him into action.

FAIRFIELD — Jefferson County health and emergency-management officials provided a COVID-19 update to Fairfield Mayor Connie Boyer during a virtual roundtable discussion Thursday at Fairfield City Hall, outlining the county’s status and strategies for dealing with the new coronavirus.


DES MOINES — State officials announced 66 more cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing Iowa’s total to 614 confirmed cases.

FAIRFIELD — The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors on Monday agreed to perform a traffic study of Vetch Boulevard before construction crews begin resurfacing county roads later this spring.

OTTUMWA — The Iowa 4-H Program has made adjustments to this year’s livestock identification process, including the cancellation of all county livestock weigh-ins through May 9 due to the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus.


IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Unemployment claims rose nearly nineteenfold in Iowa last week as the coronavirus pandemic that inflicted economic pain across the country left entire sectors of the job market in tatters, officials reported Thursday.

FAIRFIELD — Maharishi International University president John Hagelin outlined the steps the school is taking amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak that is plaguing the state.

FAIRFIELD — The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved their 2020-21 fiscal year budget, with road resurfacing a centerpiece to the budget.

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Beth Harbaugh’s congregation is roughly 450 members at the First United Methodist Church in Fairfield, running the spectrum of young and old.

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OTTUMWA — The loss of a loved one is a difficult time. New restrictions put in place in response to COVID-19 has added complications to the process of planning a funeral.

There’s a chance to celebrate the green holiday this weekend as well as a couple of chances to try your hand at trivia. Fill up on food from local organizations, or get ready for the local boys of summer with baseball sign-ups.

FAIRFIELD — Jefferson County Attorney Chauncey Moulding said Thursday his office has brought charges in two cases against a defendant he called “a confidence man.”

DES MOINES — If you’re returning from one of six different countries, the Iowa Department of Public Health is requesting you voluntarily quarantine for two weeks due to coronavirus concerns.

KEOSAUQUA — Raptors of the River is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14 at the Lacey-Keosauqua State Park’s main lodge. Brittney Tiller, Jefferson County naturalist, said the event will give parents and kids the chance to meet some raptors. Joan Schnabel, a certified raptor educator, wi…

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OTTUMWA — Most people, if they have paid any attention at all to tornadoes over the years, are familiar with the ratings scale used to describe wind speeds. But there’s a major change coming for the upcoming season.

Three Marion County women have been arrested following an FBI investigation into what authorities say was a scheme to steal money by selling "worthless and unnecessary computer programs" to victims across the United States.

At a young age, Pella native Deke Naaktgeboren bought his first dog with allowance money. Forty-one dogs later, Naaktgeboren will experience the opportunity of a lifetime by competing in the 2020 Iditarod. 

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Arts and Convention Center (FACC) will host a trivia night competition March 20.

This weekend offers chances to celebrate art and opportunities to dress up. Take a look at just some of what’s going on in southeast Iowa this weekend.

Attorneys for Jason Carter say the judge that presided over the civil trial that found him liable for his mother’s death is biased and should recuse herself from an upcoming hearing to set aside that verdict.

OTTUMWA — A combination of dangerously cold air and icy roads led most area schools to cancel classes Thursday as winter blasted southern Iowa.

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OTTUMWA — Southeast Iowa is getting ready for a late-week plunge in temperatures, but forecasters say the cold won’t last long.

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Activities centered around Valentine’s Day start to fill the calendar this weekend, and bull riding action takes center stage at Bridge View Center. Here’s a look at what’s going on in and around Ottumwa this weekend.

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued a notice that it intends to deny a permit application to withdraw water from Iowa’s Jordan Aquifer by a company that planned to ship 2 billion gallons a year to drought-stricken western states.

FAIRFIELD — A man convicted of robbing a bank in Jefferson County will spend at least 17 years in prison after being sentenced for aiding or abetting first-degree robbery and ongoing criminal conduct.

BLOOMFIELD — The Davis County woman accused of knowingly leaving a 6-year-old child with a man she knew had sexually abused her has reached a plea agreement that would spare her prison time.

HEDRICK — The ninth annual Bras for a Cause (BFAC) will be held April 4, 2020 at the Carl Craft Civic Center in Hedrick.

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OTTUMWA — Tax season is just around the corner and United Way of Wapello County Executive Director Ali Wilson is looking for volunteers to help with the tax filing process for United Way’s Volunteer Income Assistance (VITA) program.

Centerville Police have charged a Centerville woman with multiple charges after they said she was providing methamphetamine to children and performing sex acts with one child.