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- Blakesburg ambulance fees to see increase BLAKESBURG -- Ambulance fees will soon increase in Blakesburg. The Blakesburg City Council approved a resolution at its special session this week to substantially increase ambulance fees, review the resolution every three years and adjust fees as nec
- Rural motorists and students impacted by flood OTTUMWA – The engineer predicted flooding could make it hard to see some roads. No one predicted one of those roads would disappear. “Ninetieth Street is the worst,” said Brian Moore, Wapello County engineer, “and will be closed most of the summer un
- River level could drop drastically over weekend OTTUMWA — Wapello County Supervisor Greg Kenning read the newspaper Thursday morning and was more than amazed. "This is the first discussion of road closings in three years," Kenning said Thursday morning. "We haven't had to worry due to dry conditi
Wapello County road closures
Here's a listing of road closures in Wapello County due to flooding.
- What wildlife tells us OTTUMWA – Though winter technically ended a month ago, some nature scientists are just now starting to get back into the field to continue studying our environment. "We want to know how many of each animal are around and their [condition] because the
Lessons from loss: Emergency workers plan to study Boston closely
OTTUMWA — Just about every time there’s a tragedy like the bombing in Boston, disaster response workers learn something to improve the safety of our area. "It's unfortunate that it takes something like the bombing in Boston," said Josh Stevens.
- Pioneer Ridge to celebrate Earth Day Saturday OTTUMWA -- Since April 22, 1970, people around the world have cleaned up the outdoors and planted greenery for Earth Day. Naturalist Annette Wittrock of Wapello County Conservation has worked on activities for Earth Day in the past and will host a ce
County warns of possible flooding
Forecasters say heavy overnight rains will hit southeast Iowa. The runoff could push the Des Moines River well above flood stage.
Bombing brings out the best in some, but remember to give wisely
OTTUMWA -- Wanting to help is a common Iowa reaction to a tragedy like the bombing in Boston. Just be sure, say helper agencies, your efforts really are helpful.
Could enrollment resume at Job Corps?
OTTUMWA -- The U.S. Department of Labor hasn't been saying much, but officials from Iowa are hopeful that actions speak louder than words. There has been a freeze of enrollment at Job Corps centers across the nation, including one of the newest sites
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