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OTTUMWA — The Iowa Department of Corrections has released from prison an Ottumwa woman responsible for her daughter's death, one day after she arrived there.

OTTUMWA — Several city offices in Ottumwa will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday; all Wapello County offices will also be closed.

OTTUMWA — Absentee ballot requests for the special election in Iowa Senate District 41 are due at 5 p.m. Friday.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors approved three separate contributions to various entities affiliated with the Area 15 Regional Planning Commission.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors is expected to take up three change authorization requests regarding the renovations of the courthouse elevator as part of the installation of the building's new fire sprinkler system during today's meeting at the courthouse.

OTTUMWA — When Indian Hills Community College finalized a strategic plan for the next three years, one of the items at the forefront was community engagement.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors opened the 2021 calendar year by making several appointments to commissions, as well as reshuffling the titles for the supervisors themselves.

OTTUMWA — Mary Stewart, a Democrat who lost to Mariannette Miller-Meeks for a state senate seat three years ago, has announced she will run to finish the Republican's term.

OTTUMWA — The first meetings of the new year bring no shortage of business for both the Wapello County Board of Supervisors and the Ottumwa City Council.

OTTUMWA — Wapello County offices and buildings will reopen their doors Monday after having been closed since Nov. 18 because of COVID-19.

OTTUMWA — Authorities told motorists to stay home if they could Tuesday, after a winter storm system dumped snow and freezing rain across a large swath of Iowa.

It was a situation education officials saw coming when schools were shut down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The normal summer learning loss would be compounded by an extra several months outside of school.

OTTUMWA — The Historic Preservation Commission for the city of Ottumwa has rescheduled its holiday luminary display because of high winds.

OTTUMWA — During Tuesday's weekly meeting, the Wapello County Board of Supervisors approved a second 13-week period of COVID-19 testing at the Test Iowa clinic site.

OTTUMWA — COVID-19 vaccinations have arrived in Wapello County, and Tuesday morning, officials from the Iowa Department of Public Health hosted a vaccination clinic for medical personnel at River Hills Community Health Center.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors had already passed the proposal to modernize the elevator in the courthouse, but they wanted to know why they did.

OTTUMWA — Wapello County Emergency Management Coordinator Tim Richmond called it "an accidental benefit."

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa City Council will discuss, and is recommended to pass, capital improvement projects for the fiscal years 2021 and 2022 during today's meeting at city hall.

OTTUMWA — During two of four public hearings at Tuesday's Wapello County Board of Supervisors meeting, the supervisors approved resolutions for a pair significant repair projects at the Wapello County Law Enforcment Center.

OTTUMWA — Public hearings take up almost a quarter of the agenda for the Wapello County Board of Supervisors, who will meet today for the first time since before Thanksgiving.

OSKALOOSA — Crisis Intervention Services, which serves a 12-county area in southern Iowa, is attempting to make the holidays brighter and safer for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and violent crimes by providing gift cards to them and their families to buy toys, clothing, food…

DES MOINES — A pair of local housing trust funds have earned grants from the Iowa Finance Authority to support local housing initiatives for fiscal year 2020.

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College was recently approved by the Department of Labor to start a Nursing Apprenticeship program, and the school is wasting little time trying to connect potential nurses to employers.

OTTUMWA — The Iowa City Veterans Administration Health Care System will be opening a new outpatient clinic in Ottumwa. Doors are set to open Monday.

DES MOINES — COVID Recovery Iowa, which offers free confidential counseling, support groups and personal support for anyone who has been impacted by COVID-19, has launched Virtual Santa over various social media platforms in time for the holidays.

CEDAR RAPIDS — Alliant Energy is seeking applications for its 2021 Innovation scholarships as the company recognizes outstanding community leadership. Up to 25 students will receive a $1,000 scholarship to help them reach their academic goals.

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College has released the names of the students who were on the college’s academic Honor Roll for the 2020 Fall Term. To be included on the Honor Roll an IHCC student must be enrolled fulltime and have a grade point average for the term of 3.5 or higher on a 4…

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors set Dec. 8 for a public hearing to open up bidding for improvements to the Law Enforcement Center during Tuesday's weekly meeting at the courthouse.

The U.S. Postal Service is expecting more gifts and greetings to be sent through the mail this year, and once again, the USPS advises to send early.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors will hear the results of the recount requested by Democrat Rita Hart in her campaign against Republican Marianette Miller-Meeks during today's weekly meeting, the final meeting before Thanksgiving.

OTTUMWA — A major reconstruction of Highway 63 south in Ottumwa is almost complete.

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