CLINTON — These days, 98-year-old Hank Dihlmann does various things to keep himself busy. In the summer, that includes activities such as golfing — where he’ll be the first to admit he doesn’t hit it far anymore, but it sure stays straight.

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Friday, November 09, 2018

IOWA CITY — For Jamel Allen and Josh Sash, it was just game two on a 30-game slate that will make up the 2018-19 Missouri-Kansas City men's college basketball season.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

CLINTON — Area health officials are in the midst of battling flu season, with encouragements going out to the Gateway area to be proactive and receive an influenza vaccination.

MAHASKA COUNTY — Michelle Hoyt Swanstrom, managing attorney of the Iowa Legal Aid Southeast Regional Office, has a success story that is near to her heart.

OTTUMWA – Nearly 400 missing Iowans have not been found, and that number remains steady as old cases are closed and new cases are filed, according to Medina Rahmanovic, manager of the Missing Person Information Clearinghouse.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

KNOXVILLE — Jon Thorup surprised some political observers Tuesday with a dominant victory over Ann Fields in the race to represent state House District 28. Thorup took 64 percent of votes in the district, which covers most of Marion County and smaller parts of Jasper and Lucas counties.

KNOXVILLE — Kisha Jahner made history Tuesday by becoming the first woman elected to serve on the Marion County Board of Supervisors. The Republican from Harvey defeated Democrat Stanley Bingham of Melcher-Dallas, taking nearly 69 percent of votes cast.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democrats in Iowa captured a majority of the state's seats in the U.S. House in Tuesday's midterms for the first time in years, but Republicans kept control of the state's executive branch.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

KNOXVILLE — Marion County and Knoxville joined forces Monday to claim and develop the former Veterans Administration campus. Their alliance was forged in writing just days before a federal deadline to express interest in the abandoned 160-acre site.

Friday, October 26, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018

KNOXVILLE — Time is tight for leaders working to develop a local plan for the Veterans Administration campus in Knoxville. A coalition faces a Nov. 9 deadline to decide whether it will take control of cleaning up and developing the 160-acre site for housing or other purposes. Otherwise, the federal government might put its parcels up for a public sale, Knoxville City Manager Aaron Adams said.

OSKALOOSA — Losing weight, exercising and eating vegetables are the main ways of staving off metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

The weather has finally turned favorable for harvest and surprisingly the fields have dried in most areas to support combines, tractors and wagons.

OTTUMWA — A tight campaign for Iowa governor came to Ottumwa on Thursday, with Republican Adam Gregg taking aim at Democratic nominee Fred Hubbell just a couple hours before Hubbell arrived for a campaign stop of his own.

Monday, October 22, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018

OTTUMWA — In some ways, low unemployment creates problems. When your company wants to grow, for example, there’s no one left to hire. That, of course, is good news for those who like having a job.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Saturday, October 06, 2018

OTTUMWA — Canceling the Oktoberfest parade took a committee of volunteers agonizing over the decision. But those same volunteers kept a waterlogged Oktoberfest afloat Saturday.

Everyday, all around the world, there are races, contests, challenges and new Guinness World Record winners. Some of the contests are pretty silly but the Giant Pumpkin Contest is serious business.

Friday, October 05, 2018
Wednesday, October 03, 2018

KNOXVILLE- Following a sold-out crowd on Saturday of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store, Knoxville Raceway officials immediately began discussions on changes to the event for 2019 and beyond. After consulting fans, drivers and partners, two changes will be made to the Friday format of the 410 Knoxville Nationals.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

OTTUMWA — Jerry Parker and the late Keith Pearson had been friends going on 50 years, though they didn't hang out regularly. Still, when Supervisor Parker received a request to meet with Pearson at his country home, Parker was there.

KNOXVILLE — Canines can continue to cavort in the Paws & Pals Dog Park for another five years after the City Council extended the facility’s lease Monday.

Monday, October 01, 2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018

PELLA — The Knoxville Panthers didn’t give the school band many reasons to play Friday in a home-field loss to Pella, but they won the band’s heart the next night.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

PELLA — A couple of veterans narcotics cops have pretty much seen it all after countless encounters with drug users. Now they want parents to see it.

KNOXVILLE — Ripping an oven door from its hinges launched Josh Coburn’s life down a dark path. On Friday, he told Knoxville High students that simple kindness can open doors and change lives.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

CLINTON — For decades, Jensen Oil and the Bicycle Station have been a regular sight to see in the Lyons District.

PELLA — Howard Jaarsma wasn’t big on school, but he loved to learn. The Pella baker, who died Sept. 17 at age 88, also taught his family plenty about work and life, his son, Michael said.

OSKALOOSA — The agency charged with building an airport between Pella and Oskaloosa has set a hearing for Oct. 29 about its plans to get the land it needs, even if that effort requires using eminent domain.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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