Monday, January 21, 2019

SIOUX CITY (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced herself to Iowa Democrats as a commonsense fighter for family and children issues as she made her first visit to the early-voting state as a 2020 presidential prospect.

Sunday, January 20, 2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019

An Ottumwa woman was sentenced to five years in prison for a third conviction of methamphetamine possession.

Friday, January 18, 2019

IOWA CITY — An Ottumwa man is being accused by Johnson County authorities of trying to get rid of drugs during a chase that topped 100 mph in a stolen SUV.

OTTUMWA — Looking after the well-being of a fellow adult is an important responsibility. When it comes to taking a break from that weight, few options presented themselves to caregivers. Tenco aims to change that.

PELLA — An architect gave Pella leaders a peek at potential solutions to the city’s growing needs for facilities Tuesday night. Most city buildings won’t be adequate for Pella in 2040, but Brian Bergstrom offered a glimpse into the future and suggested some first steps.

KNOXVILLE — Liberty Boley, a 14-year-old Melcher girl who had been missing since Monday afternoon, has been found safe in south Texas. Department of Human Services staff in both Texas and Iowa are arranging her return home.

PELLA — They’re no longer next-door neighbors, but two houses recently moved from Independence Street will open new doors to Habitat for Humanity’s mission in Marion County.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Early weather forecasts for the AFC Championship between the Patriots and Chiefs called for temperatures in the single-digits — a hard freeze conjuring comparisons to the 1967 “Ice Bowl” between Dallas and Green Bay.

CLINTON — The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has six months to determine if safety or health hazards are partly to blame for the death of one Clinton firefighter and serious injuries sustained by another.

SIOUX CITY (AP) — When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city's ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a pointed question to the expected presidential contender.

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Centerville residents may have a chance to see some feathered friends around town after two bald eagles were seen on the grassy field behind Centerville High School last week.

BLOOMFIELD — After Shopko's parent company announced it was restructuring its finances in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it announced it was closing several of its stores.

CLIVE — Mercy hospitals, including the medical center in Centerville, will be launching a new brand that includes a name change in February.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Centerville School Board learned about the new Iowa School Performance Profiles that were released in December during their Monday meeting.

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The Centerville School District and community welcomed Liz Cox, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Iowa to Simon Estes Auditorium Monday for a free public talk about Adverse Childhood Experiences and how to overcome them.

KNOXVILLE — After raising more than $500,000 over 10 years of Knoxville’s Coaches vs.Cancer event, Jim and Angie Uitermarkt focus on a value that makes his varsity girls a success on the basketball court: teamwork.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CENTERVILLE — A county highway near Centerville was shut down Tuesday morning for an oil tanker that had flipped over.

Monday, January 14, 2019
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The APC Food Pantry in Centerville is asking the community for help through monetary donations.

A termination at the Appanoose County Secondary Roads department has led to a union representative Monday saying he believes the union contract was violated.

Fresh off renovations last year, the Drake Public Library Board presented a request that Appanoose County increase its funding levels from under $8,900 to $20,000.

The Appanoose County Conservation Board approved a budget recommendation to be submitted to the Appanoose County Board of Supervisors and is seeking an overall increase of $25,665.68 or 8.2 percent in their 2020 fiscal year budget with the total proposed budget coming to $312,974.68.

Friday, January 11, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019

DES MOINES — Pella Corporation’s bid to overturn a lower court ruling in favor of a former employee’s workers’ compensation award has been rejected by the Iowa Court of Appeals.

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa GOP legislative leaders said Thursday they plan to go into the 2019 session challenging the way things are done in state government focusing on several issues including property taxes and picking judges.

The Centerville Square will see an addition to it’s Christmas decorations this year as local citizens and churches have come together to raise money to add a life-size Nativity scene to the annual Christmas display.

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