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.

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FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Art Association will be hosting a closing reception and gallery talk by local artist Mark Shafer, whose "Retrospect" exhibit is on display in the main gallery at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center through the end of January.

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

OTTUMWA — Democrat Mary Stewart and Republican Adrian Dickey will square off to replace Mariannette Miller-Meeks for the Iowa Senate District 41 seat when a special election is held Jan. 26.

CENTERVILLE — An Ottumwa man wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service was arrested by authorities in Centerville Thursday.

OTTUMWA — When Indian Hills Community College finalized a strategic plan for the next three years, one of the items at the forefront was community engagement.

Sunday marked the first day of Dave Loebsack's retirement after seven terms in the U.S. House. On Wednesday, he watched from home as protestors violently overtook the storied Capitol building.

WASHINGTON — Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks, for now provisionally seated as Iowa’s second congressional district representative, says she will vote to accept the results of the election.

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs awarded $1.25 million across nine Iowa communities in creative placemaking grants to build projects and strengthen communities.

OTTUMWA — Mary Stewart, a Democrat who lost to Mariannette Miller-Meeks for a state senate seat three years ago, has announced she will run to finish the Republican's term.

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa Hy-Vee stores participated in the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Drive by offering customers the opportunity to donate during the checkout process.

OSKALOOSA — Crisis Intervention Services recently awarded 30 gifts to its clients on Dec. 23, made possible by donors in the 12-county region served by CIS.

LifeServe Blood Center will be holding a community blood drive next month in Moravia as part of National Blood Donor Month.

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Pekin and Fairfield school districts were just two of a handful of schools to receive free face shields from Alliant Energy and the Iowa State University Digital Manufacturing Lab as part of a venture with two other companies.

OTTUMWA — Authorities told motorists to stay home if they could Tuesday, after a winter storm system dumped snow and freezing rain across a large swath of Iowa.

OTTUMWA — Community 1st Credit Union was recently recognized by the Iowa division of the U.S. Small Business Administration as one of the top-five financial institutions for loans produced (non-Paycheck Protection Program) through the third quarter of 2020, and the only credit union recogniz…

AMES — Several area students earned degrees from Iowa State University with the end of the fall term. This list is as follows:

OTTUMWA — During Tuesday's weekly meeting, the Wapello County Board of Supervisors approved a second 13-week period of COVID-19 testing at the Test Iowa clinic site.

FAIRFIELD — The wheelman of a 2018 bank robbery was sentenced this week to 25 years in prison.

Both Pfizer and Moderna have begun the rollout of their COVID-19 vaccines, and more vaccines will come. That's the good news.

CENTERVILLE — The Promise City man a jury found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a Cedar Falls deer hunter has lost his appeal.

JOHNSTON — Mask-wearing in public settings will continue to be required for at least another week, while Iowa's governor softened some other restrictions in her ongoing COVID-19 emergency proclamation.

Starting Tuesday, Iowans can buy 2021 resident hunting, fishing and other licenses to replace their expiring 2020 licenses, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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