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

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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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.

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.

CLINTON — The father of Clinton firefighter Adam Cain is asking for prayers as his son battles lung injuries sustained in the explosion that took the life of Clinton Fire Lt. Eric Hosette on Jan. 5.

LAKE RED ROCK — Several key lessons emerged in the wake of a tragedy Saturday just below the Red Rock Dam. One kayaker died, another was rescued, and first responders walked away more aware of the powers of nature and teamwork.

Several key lessons emerged in the wake of a tragedy Saturday just below the Red Rock Dam. One kayaker died, another was rescued, and first responders walked away more aware of the powers of nature and teamwork.

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.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

PELLA — A seasoned senator and a rookie representative share similar concerns for the state and their Pella-area constituents as the 2019 Iowa Legislature prepares to convene Monday.

OTTUMWA — Having multiple plots of land ready for businesses to build on puts Ottumwa ahead of the majority of towns in Iowa; this is the last of 23 locations statewide granted conditional “Site Certification.”

OTTUMWA — A man facing charges of murder and attempted murder in separate court cases plans to use a claim of self defense in each.

Monday, January 07, 2019

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Head Basketball Coach Hank Plona was charged early Monday morning with operating while intoxicated after testing for more than twice the legal limit.

Saturday, January 05, 2019

CLINTON - Clinton Fire Chief Mike Brown confirmed the death of Eric Hosette in an explosion at Clinton's Archer Daniels Midland plant Saturday. A second firefighter was in critical but stable condition in Iowa City Saturday night.

Friday, January 04, 2019

OTTUMWA — Due to recent holiday schedules, the Wapello County Supervisors will have their weekly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Wapello County Courthouse instead of later in the day.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

OTTUMWA — Since 1959, the Wapello County Historical Society has protected some of the area's oldest treasures. But they've decided to kick off 2019 with something new: the first full-time museum director.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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Thursday, December 20, 2018

OSKALOOSA — Newlyweds David and Jennifer Vinyard share many things, including a love of books. Unfortunately, the one thing they can’t share is a kidney.

PELLA — Esther Hockett of Bowman, North Dakota, has been identified as the driver killed Wednesday night in a wrong-way crash on Highway 163 in Pella, the Iowa State Patrol reported Thursday morning.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

PELLA — Quirky challenges cloud the Pella school district’s mostly solid results in a new federal accountability program, but Superintendent Greg Ebeling says there are silver linings to be found.

DES MOINES — A Bloomfield man accused by federal prosecutors of more than two dozen counts of sexual exploitation, transportation of child pornography, receiving child pornography and making false statements about Social Security benefits has apparently reached a plea bargain.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

OSKALOOSA — A judge has set aside Alicia Ritenour’s conviction in the death of her daughter, Ava, ordering a new trial.

Monday, December 17, 2018

CLINTON — Lemke Funeral Homes is footing the bill for a Vital Ice app for Clinton County, an app that can help save lives.

OTTUMWA — Don’t expect any records to fall, but the next week will be warmer than what southeast Iowa has gotten used to.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

OTTUMWA — The Iowa Utilities Board has issued an order approving a settlement in the natural gas rate case filed by Alliant Energy (Interstate Power and Light Company) that will allow the company to increase its natural gas rates for customers.

Friday, December 14, 2018
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OTTUMWA — The abandoned dogs and forgotten cats have managed to survive. So has the Heartland Humane Society. Whether that no-kill shelter continues its mission, however, is uncertain. What happens to strays is not.

Friday, December 07, 2018

OTTUMWA — A conservative, a liberal and an independent each gave separate interviews. While it may sound like the start of a joke, the only surprise was that for all three, the punchline was the same: Was there no politician who ran in the midterms who wants what’s best for America?

CLINTON — A former Camanche School District teacher sentenced to serve a prison sentence not to exceed five years for sexual exploitation by a school employee is asking for post-conviction relief.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

MAHASKA COUNTY — Rey Freeman and Mike Mazzitello, consultants for the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors, have recommended contracting with Racom for a new radio system.

KNOXVILLE — A little boy inspired by a field trip to see “The Nutcracker” has grown up to dance the ballet’s title role next week in Des Moines. Knoxville High School student Lane Franck recalls how the classic Christmastime ballet moved him at an early age.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

PLEASANTVILLE — The recent Festival of Tables and Trees at Pleasantville’s library aimed to raise money to make the building’s restrooms more accessible to people who use wheelchairs. Local groups decorated trees to support the project, which followed the creation of a more accessible entry door.

OSKALOOSA — The funeral service of President George H. W. Bush was held the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 5, and was honored in the capitol earlier in the week.

DES MOINES — If you bought a 2018 fishing license in Iowa, you may get a phone call or an email claiming to be from the state in the coming days. It’s really them.

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