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Agency couple has provided foster care for 38 kids in last decade
AGENCY — School pictures of 38 grinning children look out into Angie and Terry Hamm's living room, evidence of the years of work and love they've given to those who needed it most. Their house — currently filled with five children, ages 7, 10, 10, 11
SLIDESHOW: IHCC graduation
OTTUMWA -- The Indian Hills Community College Class of 2013 had its commencement ceremonies Thursday. Here's a look at the graduates.
Severe weather returns to forecast
OTTUMWA — The National Weather Service believes severe weather could return to Iowa this weekend. The storms are expected to arrive late in the weekend and could extend into the next work week. Meteorologist Kurt Kotenberg said Sunday and Monday have
Health clinic in Ottumwa joins Mercy Medical
OTTUMWA — Though their future was uncertain, two local health care practices will continue without any interruption in services to patients and will remain at their current locations in Ottumwa. Ottumwa Internal Medicine North and Ottumwa Family Prac
Correctional facility will finally open in Ottumwa
OTTUMWA — It won’t be empty anymore. The “new” Ottumwa Residential Treatment Facility, a type of correctional facility, will be open and fully operational next year, reports Iowa Rep. Mary Gaskill. Last year, the building was up, but the Department o
Mercy Medical Center enters Ottumwa market
OTTUMWA -- Ottumwa Internal Medicine North and Ottumwa Family Practice and Specialties clinics announced today they have signed a Letter of Intent to join Mercy Clinics, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines and a member of Mercy Health Network.
- Van Buren schools welcomes new superintendent KEOSAUQUA — Dr. Pam Ewell has been named Van Buren Community School District’s superintendent. Ewell is currently Mount Vernon superintendent, a position she has held since 2009. Ewell graduated from Iowa State University in 1982 and received her Ph.
Kids to be protected by 10-ton slabs of cement
ELDON — One tornado in the district was enough to convince school board members that children required further defense against bad weather. "It was 12 years ago that a tornado struck our district [in Agency], killing two people," said Joel Pedersen,
- 90th Street closed until 2014 OTTUMWA — Not only is 90th Street closed for this summer, it's also closed until the summer of 2014. Wapello County Engineer Brian Moore said Wednesday that the road will be closed for a year while Moore and his team work on the road's design. "There
Iowa Supreme Court rejects appeal
DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court has rejected an appeal bid by a Wapello County man previously found to be a sexually violent predator. Cory Blake West was convicted of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse in 2008. He was sentenced to four y
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