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Ottumwa Library Announces Summer Reading Program

May 18, 2017 - Ottumwa, Iowa – The Ottumwa Public Library is excited to announce that we will again be having our Summer Reading Program. As in previous years, we will have a program for…
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Service Confirms 2 Tornadoes Caused Damage in Eastern Iowa

WASHINGTON, Iowa (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes caused some eastern Iowa storm damage. The service says the first tornado touched down around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday in northeastern Jefferson County…
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Man Accused of Killing Brother Set for Trial in July

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A July trial has been scheduled for a Marshalltown man accused of killing his brother. The Marshalltown Times-Republican reports that lawyers for 22-year-old Jordan Parker submitted a written plea to the…
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EBFHS Concert Band Places 1st at Worlds of Fun Contest

On Sunday, May 7th, The Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont Concert Band competed in the Worlds of Fun Festival of Music in Kansas City, Missouri. The EBFHS Band placed 1 st in class 2A competition. The band…
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E.B.F.H.S. Concert Band Earns Division I Rating

On Saturday, May 6th , the Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont Concert Band, and EBF Rocket Chorale performed at State Large Group Contest at Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman. Bands and choirs at the contest were evaluated…
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2nd Teen Charged With Murder in Davenport Boy's Slaying

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have arrested a second teen suspected in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Davenport. The 16-year-old boy is charged with murder and robbery in Friday's slaying of 17-year-old…
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Iowa Man Gets 15 Years in Shooting of 9-Year-Old Boy

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Waterloo man has been imprisoned for his role in a December shooting that injured a 9-year-old boy. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/2qngKnD ) that a judge sent 22-year-old Mar'yo…
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Mahaska Health Partnership Offers Advice on Reducing Your Family’s Sugar Intake

MAHASKA COUNTY – High amounts of added sugar in our diets have been linked to cavities, obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, to name a few. Mahaska Health Partnership’s Registered Dietitian Lea Rice offers…
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Golf Cart Ordinances Reminder

Motorists may be looking at golf carts as an alternative mode of transportation for the warmer months ahead. The Oskaloosa Municipal Code does permit the use of golf carts on public streets, but as with…
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Indian Hills Community College Awarded $14,927 From U.S. Soccer Foundation

OTTUMWA, IA – Indian Hills Community College today announced it has been awarded a $14,927 grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the national model for sports-based youth development programs in underserved communities. This grant is…
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