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OTTUMWA — The League of Women Voters of Ottumwa will be hosting an education forum with area college and school district officials Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. John Auditorium on the Indian Hills Community College campus in Ottumwa.

OTTUMWA — After last week's virtual meeting with Canadian Pacific Railway officials, Wapello County supervisor Jerry Parker believes the railroad can change something that has frustrated motorists for years.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors formalized the county's release from a 20-year mortgage and agreement for the bioprocessing center outside Eddyville during Tuesday's weekly meeting at the courthouse.

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A Wapello County criminal prosecutor is accused of making sexually charged comments to employees and making denigrating comments about the judges he faced in court.

DES MOINES — Six area high school students were awarded for outstanding academic achievement during the 19th Annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 25 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.

EDDYVILLE — Local fire departments responded Saturday afternoon to a large at an composting facility, Chamness Technology Inc., south of Eddyville.

OTTUMWA — As the City of Ottumwa discussed last week to explore how it can better enforce its property maintenance codes and handling of nuisance violations, Wapello County is expected to do the same.

OTTUMWA —  The Ottumwa City Council is expected to review a possible e-scooter program for the city, which could, in theory, create a more energy-efficient way of getting around downtown.

OTTUMWA — With the eventual Wapello County Courthouse elevator-replacement project on the docket, uncertainty still remains regarding district court proceedings in the courthouse.

OTTUMWA — Investigators have charged an Ottumwa man after they said a search warrant produced evidence of child pornography.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors approved the final contract from Elite Fire Sprinkler Systems during Tuesday's weekly meeting the courthouse, setting the stage for imminent upgrades to the courthouse's fire alarm systems.

OTTUMWA — Officials with Indian Hills Community College are beginning a months-long campaign toward a November vote for the largest investment in the college's history.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors is expected to review the final contract for the courthouse's fire alarm upgrade project during Tuesday's meeting at the courthouse.

OTTUMWA — A GoFundMe has been established for Jaden Dakota Blake, a Bloomfield man who was killed in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon near Ottumwa.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors set May 4 as a date for a public hearing to amend the current budget during Tuesday's weekly meeting at the courthouse.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa City Council will consider the rezoning of a property at 105 S. Vine St. from a commercial mixed-use district to community commercial district during a public hearing at Tuesday's meeting at City Hall.

OTTUMWA — River Hills Community Health Center weathered a once-in-a-century pandemic and had to think outside the box to keep providing services to patients.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Historical Society Board of Directors recently named its new campus the Iowa Heartland History Connection, designed to reflect the historical society's new location and outreach efforts to communities in southeast Iowa.

OTTUMWA — Marc Roe didn't really want to bring up the subject during last week's Ottumwa City Council meeting, but he believed it too important not too.

OTTUMWA — Wapello County Engineer Jeff Skalberg stresses the need for sound infrastructure in the county.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors formally approved the low bid of Elite Fire Sprinkler Systems during Tuesday's weekly meeting at the courthouse, and clearing the way for the final phases of the planned fire alarm upgrade.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa City Council is expected to approve plans, specifications and form of contract for the Rehabilitate Runway 4/22 Project for the Ottumwa Regional Airport during at public hearing at today's meeting at City Hall.

Homes around the region sold at a healthy clip over the past year – strong enough that all homeowners are likely to notice.

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa Regional Health Center announced Thursday its CEO is retiring Friday. The hospital also announced his successor.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors reviewed the bid for Elite Fire Sprinkler Systems to conduct a fire alarm upgrade in the courthouse during a brief meeting Tuesday.

ELDON — Bethany Short doesn't feel negative pressure, just a personal responsibility to students, staff and the community within the Cardinal Community School District.

OTTUMWA — Based on estimates, the cost to run the Test Iowa indoor clinic came in under projections, Wapello County Emergency Management's Tim Richmond told the board of supervisors Tuesday.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors adopted the fiscal year 2022 budget during Tuesday's weekly meeting at the courthouse, capping a process in which both revenues and expenditures are up.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the county's fiscal year 2022 budget in a public hearing during today's weekly meeting at the courthouse.

OTTUMWA — In the end, it was more economically feasible to upgrade the security of existing buildings rather than have to change locks on buildings in case the county doesn't get a key returned.

OTTUMWA — Budget season for the city of Ottumwa is expected to conclude as the city council will entertain a public hearing and vote on the proposed fiscal year 2022 budget during today's meeting at City Hall.

OTTUMWA — The 43rd Annual Indian Hills Community College Foundation Scholarship Auction — one of the largest of its kind in Southeast Iowa — will be held on April 24, 2021, at the Indian Hills North Campus.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors during Tuesday's weekly meeting expressed their desire to seek an appraisal for the bioprocessing center near Eddyville.

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