ELDON — The Eldon Public Library has reached accreditation status.
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.
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.
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.”
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 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 — County supervisors saw increases in the fiscal 2020 budgets for multiple departments Tuesday. Did that mean each department spent more than they usually did?
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.
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.
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.
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 — While the Wapello County Courthouse remains closed, the auditor’s office will open May 29 and 30 for residents to cast absentee ballots in person for the June 2 primary.
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BIRMINGHAM [mdash] Patricia Irene Shaw, 81, of Birmingham, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, August 08, 2020 at the Keosauqua Heath Care Center in Keosauqua, Iowa. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 5th, 2020 at the Abel Cemetery in Hedrick, Iowa. Officiating is …
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