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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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KNOXVILLE — After following Tracy Mondabough for nearly an hour on May 18, 2020, first-degree murder defendant Michelle Boat said she was just trying to figure out where her estranged husband was living.

DES MOINES — Six area high school students were awarded for outstanding academic achievement during the 19th Annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 25 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.

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.

OSKALOOSA — The domestic abuse case involving Mahaska County Supervisor Mark Groenendyk could be expunged from his criminal record next year if he satisfies the conditions of his probation.

DES MOINES — Farm interests, fuel retailers and others whipsawed a state Senate panel Thursday over a legislative proposal seeking to push more use of renewable fuels that proponents hailed as an economic boon for Iowa-based industries and critics panned as a government intrusion that would cost drivers more at the pump.

OTTUMWA — An appeals court ruled against an Ottumwa man convicted of disarming a peace officer and interference with official acts following a 2018 pursuit and altercation.

OTTUMWA — Officials with Indian Hills Community College are beginning a months-long campaign toward a November vote for the largest investment in the college's history.

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.

OSKALOOSA — Court filings indicate the chairman of the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors will plea guilty to an assault charge in a domestic abuse case involving his son.

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.

DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds cautioned Iowans from jumping to conclusions on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, after the U.S. government recommended distribution of the vaccine be paused.

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.

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.

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.

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.

OTTUMWA — First Resources Corporation will receive a new 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan with a side-entry wheelchair conversion lift on behalf of the Tenco Foundation and its beneficiaries.

ALBIA — Monroe County is asking the courts for clarity on whether firearms can be prohibited in the courthouse, saying a law passed last year by the state clashes with previous rulings.

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