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OTTUMWA — Incumbent and perspective state legislators were asked for their economic policies, specifically those that will target rural Iowa areas like Ottumwa and Wapello County Saturday.

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.

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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.

CEDAR FALLS — Forty years after being named Pancake Queen at Centerville’s Pancake Day, Glynis (Houser) Worthington returns to the pageant circuit in Sunday’s Mrs. Iowa contest.

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.

Despite the anticipated difficulties associated with the upcoming general election, the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office expects that on election night, Iowans will know who carried the state in the presidential contest.

EDDYVILLE — The 2020 Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont alumni banquet for 2020 has been canceled.

BLOOMFIELD — The Midwest Antique Fest & Flea Market has found a new home.

FAIRFIELD — The Well, a non-denominational conglomeration of people from area churches, nonprofits, businesses and foundations, recently purchased the Foursquare Church building in an effort to minister those in need in Jefferson County.

FAIRFIELD — Voters on Tuesday passed Public Measure A, which renews the Fairfield Community School District’s revenue purpose statement through 2051.

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.

IOWA CITY — Jorge Salinas, an infectious disease specialist and the head of epidemiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, narrowed it down to a simple philosophy:

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 — Later this month, Indian Hills Community College will be celebrating “Feeding Your Future: IHCC Gear Up Week.”

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College has released the names of the 185 students who were named to the school's honor roll for the 2020 summer term. To be included, a student must have been enrolled full-time and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

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:

ELDON — The boxes clutter the cramped hallways at Cardinal High School, the thick smell of a new school year in the air. The teachers and staff are getting ready, and the students are itching to go back.

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.

August is Immunization Awareness month. Immunization is a major part off my job as a veterinarian. Prevention of disease is much better than treating disease. So what does immunization mean?

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

CENTERVILLE — Bryan Ranes had, for many years, tried to build for what is taking place this weekend.

OSKALOOSA — An Ottumwa man was charged with attempted murder after police said he ran over a female pedestrian, critically injuring her.

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield Community School District Superintendent Laurie Noll revealed the school’s “return to learn” plan and took several questions during a virtual town hall presentation July 29.

ELDON — For the Cardinal Community School District, the “return to learn” plan is going to be an either-or situation. 

ELDON — Cardinal Community School District Superintendent Joel Pedersen seemed to have three fairly robust “return to learn” plans ready to present to his school board.

The following students were named to the dean's list at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids for the spring semester. Students had to maintain a 3.60 grade points average or better for six or more semester hours:

CENTERVILLE — Former Centerville all-state athlete and graduate Kolton Gonnerman died on Friday night after a single-vehicle rollover accident.

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Arts and Convention Center announced its new executive director Thursday.

OTTUMWA — While the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, a look at local numbers shows the dramatic differences in its course over the past two months.

NEW SHARON — The Mahaska County Sheriff's Office said the driver of a cement truck that rolled over on Highway 63 Thursday morning has died.

OSKALOOSA — After serving more than 600 patients in Mahaska County since its opening in 2000, River Hills Community Health Center will set up shop in Oskaloosa.