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Job Corps enrollment freeze ends, but maximum capacity reduced
OTTUMWA — Permission to bring in new students is welcome news at the Ottumwa Job Corps Center, but the end of the enrollment freeze does have strings attached. "Since Jan. 28, it has been a bit of a rocky road for us," said Mark Douglas.
Hog confinements near Batavia approved
BATAVIA — Two hog confinement operations will soon be constructed near Batavia after receiving approval from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The Adam family, consisting of Nick and his sons Jeff and Shawn, will construct two CAFOs.
Iowa's Pioneer cemeteries getting some much-needed help
OTTUMWA -- You may not even know they're there. Or you may see a few headstones peeking out of the tree line as you're driving down the highway. Pioneer cemeteries can be found all across the state of Iowa, but they're falling into disrepair.
- Teach a man to fish ... Leaders to create food insecurity consortium to tackle increasing problem OTTUMWA — Southeast Iowa has suffered from food insecurity for years, and a combination of agencies are banding together to dig into the root of the problem. Leaders of various organizations attended a meet-and-greet at Hotel Ottumwa Monday afternoon
- Job Corps enrollment reopens Congressional delegation pleased but cautious OTTUMWA – Both students and teachers may feel relief after getting the word: The enrollment freeze has been lifted at Job Corps. Word came early Monday afternoon from Congressman Dave Loebsack's office that the unpopular lock down on new students was
Pioneer Ridge celebrates Earth Day
OTTUMWA — When it's time for Earth Day, it's a good time for a family to plant trees, bushes and other greenery. Saturday was Earth Day, and Kurt Baker, director of Wapello County Conservation, hosted families who wanted their children to treasure al
Community Day brings helping hands together
OTTUMWA — Marie Zoromski is with United Way, the nonprofit that oversees Community Day. She was pleased with the several nonprofit organizations that filled Quincy Place Mall Saturday. "These are all nonprofit organizations," Zoromski said Saturday.
- Ottumwa dries out OTTUMWA — The first high water event of the 2013 flood season appears to be over for now. “The rivers have crested, and now they’re falling,” said Perry Thostenson, assistant operations manager at the Lake Red Rock dam. Around noon Friday, he said th
- Supervisors to tackle insurance contracts OTTUMWA — A time change and an agenda full of resolutions and contracts will keep the Wapello County Supervisors busy when they meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Wapello County Courthouse. Supervisor Steve Siegel said Friday that the board members will b
Rains wallop southeast Iowa
OTTUMWA — Everyone knew it was coming. And when the rains hit southeast Iowa, they hit hard. Lee Asher, manager of the Wapello Rural Water Association, said Wednesday night's rainfall washed away 90th Street east of Izaak Walton League, taking out wa
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