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OTTUMWA — Wapello County Public Health announced several cases of whooping cough at the end of October in the county. Registered Nurse Vicki Haney said there’s no need to panic.

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DES MOINES — Public health officials say the first two deaths of the 2019-2020 flu season in Iowa were likely linked to underlying conditions.

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OTTUMWA — Coloring isn’t just for kids. Over the years, adult coloring has become a popular activity and made its way to the Ottumwa Public Library.

OTTUMWA — With the weather becoming colder, Pam Schell-Cloyd from the Bible Baptist Church doesn’t want to see residents get cold because they lack boots and tennis shoes.

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OTTUMWA — County engineer Jeff Skalberg is currently looking to purchase new graders for the county.

The town is starting to get in the spirit of the holiday season while a couple of area high schools’ drama departments take to the stage. Here’s a look at what’s going on this weekend:

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DES MOINES — A judge has rejected a motion to dismiss a puppy laundering suit brought by the state against several Iowa companies, including one in Wapello County.

OTTUMWA — The results of the Nov. 5 election became official when county supervisors canvassed votes on Tuesday.

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OTTUMWA — More than 200 computer programming students from across the state came together at Indian Hills on Tuesday for the college’s annual Byte Jam.

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OTTUMWA — Between frigid wind, frozen roads, and a two-hour delay, organizers weren’t sure if Evans Middle School’s Veterans Day assembly was even going to happen.

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OTTUMWA — Music can tell stories, no matter how young the audience is. In fact, Saturday’s performance by the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra was aimed at young listeners.

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OTTUMWA — Congressman Dave Loebsack was excited when he came to tour the Ottumwa Job Corps Center Friday afternoon.

OTTUMWA — The results of the Nov. 5 city and school elections will be formalized next week when the county supervisors canvass the votes.

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OTTUMWA — Melissa DeLay, a keynote speaker, challenged Ottumwa Leadership Academy students and Ottumwans to redefine leadership at Thursday’s Leadership NOW conference.

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OTTUMWA — Thursday’s low of 18 was well below normal for the first week of November, but it’s going to get colder early next week.

There’s a lot going on in southeast Iowa this weekend, with concerts, musicals, community events and historical lectures. There’s sure to be something for everyone, no matter your interests.

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OTTUMWA — Last year, the Red Cross responded to 20 home fires in Wapello County and assisted residents affected by the fires.

OTTUMWA — The unofficial results from Tuesday's elections are here. The summary is provided by the Wapello County Auditor's office. Please note that results are not final until the election is canvassed.

OTTUMWA — The past week’s wild weather swings will continue over the next several days as midweek highs in the 50s will plunge into the 30s by Thursday.

OTTUMWA — Tom Steyer walked into Hotel Ottumwa on Saturday afternoon to tell southeast Iowa residents why they should support him as the Democratic Party’s nominee for president.

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OTTUMWA — Amidst the blessings of caregiving, it is a full-time position that can be stressful and challenging. Saturday’s Milestones Caregiver Conference at Bridge View Center was about helping caregivers alleviate the stress that comes with their responsibilities.

OTTUMWA — Now that Halloween has passed, Prairie Hills is getting ready for the holiday season or, as Marketing Director Brenda Miller likes to say, “the season of giving.”

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OTTUMWA — Tuesday’s election will be the first in which voters must have an identification to cast a ballot. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate said he thinks things will go smoothly.

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OTTUMWA — Ottumwa YMCA CEO Tom Sisler was over the moon after the YMCA exceeded its $98,000 goal for its annual campaign. This year’s Building More than Just Muscle campaign made $113,000.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A man twice convicted in Wapello County for abusing children has died in a South Dakota prison.

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OTTUMWA — Defendants in a suit over what the Iowa Attorney General’s office has called a scheme to evade state bans on the sale of dogs from puppy mills have asked the court to block access to their banking records.

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OTTUMWA — Fall foliage is usually gone by the time snow arrives in southeast Iowa. This year, though, the first accumulating snow of the season mixed with brilliant colors still on the trees.

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OTTUMWA — For many Ottumwans, celebrating Halloween called for getting the lights scared out of them at the Mayhem Haunted House.

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ELDON — If you wanted a scary thrill with guts and gore, you would have not found it at the American Gothic House Halloween party on Saturday.

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OTTUMWA — Cheryl Plank cried tears of joy and happiness at her going away party Friday afternoon at Market on Main. She may be stepping down from her role as Tenco CEO, but she’s looking forward to what’s next for the organization.

OTTUMWA — On Tuesday, county supervisors will focus on the contract renewal with Carosh Compliance Solutions.

OTTUMWA — Vaping may seem cool to teens, but Sieda Tobacco Prevention Specialist Lisa McConnell said it does more harm than good.

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OLLIE [mdash] Gary Lavern Winn, 64, of Ollie, died on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at his home in Ollie. He was born January 16, 1955, in Fairfield, Iowa, the son of Don and Audrey (Mason) Winn. He attended the Ollie Community schools. Gary worked at Dickeys Trucking in Packwood, Iowa, as a …

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