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While the Wapello County 4-H Expo might not be the traditional expo of years past, there will still be a royalty pageant. It is set for 6 p.m. Sunday at the Expo grounds. The event is not open to the public, but there will be a livestream of the event on Facebook.

OTTUMWA — Since Indian Hills Community College secured $1.1 million in federal funding two months ago through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act they were able to help many students.

OTTUMWA — United Way of Wapello County is looking for volunteers for their Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. RSVP Director Peggy Fisher said it is as important now as it has ever been.

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OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College will open for in-person, online and virtual learning formats starting Monday, Aug. 31.

OTTUMWA — The Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress (GOPiP) 79th annual golf classic is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the Ottumwa Golf and Social Club.

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OTTUMWA — Upon George Floyd’s death and a crowded rally held at Central Park in early June, Lorraine Uehling created a Facebook group called “Ottuwans for Racial Justice.”

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ELDON — After 33 years of being a Marine, Colonel Eric Livingston figured it was time to retire.

OTTUMWA — Jennifer Rotole said she’s in for a treat as she takes on the GEAR UP advisor and coordinator position at Indian Hills Community College.

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor this month. The grant will go toward the college’s Job Corps Scholars program.

OTTUMWA — The COVID-19 pandemic could not stop Tenco Development Officer Mike Dunlap from coordinating with staff to plan the 34th annual Tenco Golf Classic.

OTTUMWA — A Batavia man faces charges after authorities said he robbed an Ottumwa man in the 300 block of East Rochester Road.

OTTUMWA — The Fourth of July is near, and for many residents that means it’s time to buy and sell fireworks.

OTTUMWA — COVID-19 means changes to the Wapello County group benefit plan. Supervisors will look at the plan on Tuesday.

OTTUMWA — After months of being closed due to COVID-19, Bridge View Center has experienced a significant decline in revenue.

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OTTUMWA — The group of Ottumwans showed up at Quincy Place Mall parking lot, eager to help unload produce and put them in baskets. They do this biweekly, part of “Bountiful Baskets.”

BLAKESBURG — The Blakesburg Public Library is now fully accredited by the State Library of Iowa. Blakesburg Public Library Director Cheryl Talbert couldn’t be happier.

OTTUMWA — Like many organizations and career training programs, Ottumwa Job Corps has had to make some adjustments since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in March.

OTTUMWA — Since Bridge View Center was given the green light to reopen its doors to the public, Executive Director Scott Hallgren said they’ve already had some busy days.

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OTTUMWA — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic helped lead a Wapello County judge to deny a defendant’s request to travel out of state.

OTTUMWA — County supervisors saw increases in the fiscal 2020 budgets for multiple departments Tuesday. Did that mean each department spent more than they usually did?

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OTTUMWA — Barb Hanson felt bittersweet to know her time as GEAR UP coordinator came to an end.

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OTTUMWA — Even though the YMCA reopened this week, things aren’t completely back to normal.

OTTUMWA — When prosecutors bring a case to court, they believe the evidence backs up the charges. The Wapello County attorney is looking at whether that’s the case in one of the highest-profile prosecutions in years.

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OTTUMWA — Mariannette Miller-Meeks has been here before, with the Republican nomination in hand for Iowa’s second Congressional district. This time she won’t face an incumbent.

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OTTUMWA — County supervisors are making sure children’s mental health is a priority.

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BLAKESBURG — For several years Blakesburg Public Library Director Cheryl Talbert worked toward her vision to turn a former auto repair shop into a new library.

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PIONEER RIDGE — The Wapello County Conservation Board will host a virtual contest from June 5-7 in honor of free fishing weekend in Iowa.

DES MOINES – While hog farmers around the state continue to deal with the effects of the coronavirus, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is helping producers who are unable to harvest pigs.

OTTUMWA — Thursday is looking like a washout, and it could involve more rain than the area has seen in a long time.

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