OTTUMWA — After seeing a man bleeding from walking barefoot last winter and seeing an 84-year old woman sleeping in a tent, Whatsoever You Do Administrator Mary Margaret Butler knew she had to do something to fix the homelessness situation.
RICHLAND — When Darcy Hackert was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, she was fortunate to have the means and insurance available to pay for her medical bills. But it soon occurred to her that not everybody shared her good luck.
BLOOMFIELD — The man accused by authorities of attempting to kidnap a woman and take her to Wisconsin has been denied permission to travel out of the state “given the seriousness of the charges.”
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State agricultural officials say an insect that's killed millions of ash trees has been confirmed in three more Iowa counties, bring the total to 69 counties.
A change in season is on the horizon, and events this weekend are proof. Join a “spooky” fundraiser or head out for the final evening of a summer tradition. Take the family to a car show or on a scenic bike ride.
OTTUMWA — Flooding kept more than 14 million acres of Midwestern cropland from being successfully planted in 2019, accounting for nearly three out of every four acres nationally farmers were unable to plant.
FAIRFIELD — A Jefferson County man arrested after authorities said he was found in an alley naked with a 13-year-old girl will be sentenced later this month.
RATHBUN LAKE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating potentially toxic algae blooms that have been found at numerous locations at Rathbun Lake, and has closed two of their beaches temporarily as a precaution.
NEAR CENTERVILLE — Local law enforcement found two bodies on a rail car from Mexico in rural Appanoose County Friday, they said in a press release Monday morning.
MAHASKA COUNTY — A 12-year-old girl named Stella Turnbull showed her goat, Lou, during the Southern Iowa Fair, winning supreme doe in the meat goat class.
BLOOMFIELD — A judge in the case of a Bloomfield man accused of seeking sex from a minor slammed the defense’s claim no crime had been committed because it was summer break as “absurd.”
CLINTON _ Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, a rare and historic steam locomotive captivated Clinton-area sightseers Tuesday afternoon.
OTTUMWA — It’s common to see people fishing in Ottumwa. If there aren’t people with lines in the water at Ottumwa Park, anglers can usually be found trying to tempt fish from the Des Moines River.
OTTUMWA — This year’s RAGBRAI route doesn’t come through Wapello County, but people driving later this week in southeast Iowa should still be careful on back roads.
EDDYVILLE — Have you ever questioned who is responsible for bringing your sweeteners you like so much? For health food lovers, how about Vitamin E or Sterols? Or how about corn?
Officials are studying whether tax-increment financing on the proposed wind turbine project in eastern Appanoose County could fund a new jail and law enforcement center.
PACKWOOD — One of three defendants accused by authorities of participating in a 2018 bank robbery has reached a plea bargain. Charges against the remaining two have been increased.
LAKE RED ROCK — A Knoxville man that went underwater at Lake Red Rock died Thursday evening after resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.
Bemis Company mistreated employees at its Centerville factory and did not intend to reach a deal with a newly ratified union, an administrative law judge ruled Monday.
OSKALOOSA — The National Student Council Conference is an amazing opportunity for student council members and advisers to meet with peers from all over the country and enhance their leadership skills.
It’s a weekend of festivals and family entertainment this weekend, highlighted by hot air balloons. A special museum exhibit is visiting Ottumwa, and a look back at Iowa’s unique take on girls basketball is on the slate as well.
This Week's Circulars
- Prep football: Backyard Brawl coming to Ottumwa
- Eldon man arrested on child pornography charge
- Pornography defendant to remain in custody
- Morris out, Lazio in as city administrator
- Morris put on administrative leave
- Prep volleyball: Confidence key for experienced Bulldogs
- Friday meeting on Morris' departure, Lazio appointment as interim CA
- Women's soccer: Warriors mean serious business in 2019
- Ottumwa deer season opens next month
- 5 things to do in southeast Iowa this weekend
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