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Twin Cedars Softball Falls For Just The 2nd Time, Baseball Swept In An Unusual Doubleheader

The class 1A #7 Twin Cedars Softball Squad’s 21 game winning streak ended at the hands of #5 Southeast Warren on Monday 4-3. The Sabers were able to get on the board first in the bottom of the 1st inning on a Grace Bailey sacrifice fly scoring Rylee Dunkin. The Warhawks evened the score at one in their half of the 2nd. It stayed tied at one until the top of the 6th when Southeast Warren struck for two runs and added an insurance run in the 7th. The Sabers would not go away quietly as they plated two runs in the bottom of the 7th, one off a triple by Jetta Sterner. Bailey took the loss going 6 2/3 allowing all four runs on nine hits and striking out two. Coach Zack Dunkin tells KNIA/KRLS Sports he likes these challenging games at the end of the season and knows his girls are ready for high pressure situations.
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Trojan Sweep a Tough Pill to Swallow for Demons

Cracking the elusive code against No. 13 in 4A Fairfield will have to wait another summer for the Washington softball team when they suffered a heartbreaking loss in the nightcap last night and dropped a pair of games to their Southeast Conference rival. As heard on KCII, game one saw...
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Knoxville Diamond Clubs Win All Games In Albia Monday Night

The Knoxville Diamond Squads pulled a clean sweep from Albia on Monday night with the 4A #12 softball squad winning 6-3 and the baseball squad sweeping Albia in a double header 14-6 and 5-0. The softball Panthers were able to get up early 1-0, but the Lady Dees scored three in the 3rd to make it a 3-1 game. Knoxville started clawing back in the 5th and eventually had a 6-3 lead which would prove to be the final. Knoxville outhit Albia 11-5 with Ashlyn Finarty getting three of those hits. Brittany Bacon hit another home run and drove in two, while Hannah Dunkin also drove in two runs as well. Ciara Heffron got the win in relief going three innings of one hit ball while striking out five. Meanwhile on the baseball diamond, the Panthers swept the Blue Demons with Beau Leisure throwing his second no-hitter in a week in game two striking out nine. Knoxville went home run derby in game one with Koby Higginbotham crushing two and Niko Lacona blasting another. Knoxville moves to 17-10 on the season and 10-3 in the South Central Conference and is in 2nd place. Knoxville baseball hosts Grinnell tonight while softball will host PCM on Panther Drive. The softball contest can be heard live on 95.3 KNIA at 6:45.

SCRAA to Meet For First Time Since Iowa Supreme Court Ruling

The South Central Regional Airport Agency is meeting today for the first time since February. A closed session is on the agenda to discuss matters currently in litigation. The meeting comes after the Iowa Supreme Court decided Friday to side with Mahaska County and the Site A Landowners in litigation, overturning district court decisions supporting the Cities of Pella and Oskaloosa and the SCRAA relating to the validity of a 28E Agreement between the entities to create a new airport. A public forum will be held prior to the closed session at the SCRAA meeting that begins at 6:00 this evening in the Pella Public Safety Complex.
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Ottumwa’s city council has voted to keep the city’s pit bull ban in place. With a 4-1 vote, the council approved the first reading of the revised animals ordinance to the city’s code. The revised ordinance keeps pit bulls in the dangerous animals category, making it illegal for an owner to keep a pit bull within city limits. The ordinance must be read two more times publicly before it is adopted into law which is expected to happen in July.

SE Iowa Woman Accused of Ramming Vehicle into Victim’s Car

A southeast Iowa woman faces multiple charges after authorities say she rammed her vehicle repeatedly into the male victim’s vehicle. 35-year-old Nancy Oguejiofor of Eldon has been charged with first-degree criminal mischief, domestic abuse assault, and two counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon. On Saturday, June 25...

Savage Baseball Handles Lions

An area non-conference baseball showdown took place in Sigourney on Friday with the host Savages taking care of Lone Tree 12-2. Sigourney scored multiple runs in every inning that led to the mercy rule victory in five frames. The offense recorded 14 hits with Cade Molyneux going 3-for-3 with three RBI and Levi Crawford finished with three knocks including a home run with two RBI. The senior Crawford picked up the win on the hill tossing 4 1/3 innings surrendering one run on five hits. Will Kleckner had three of the Lion seven hits and plated a pair of tallies. Cade Shield threw three innings giving up seven earned runs on 10 knocks. The Lone Tree bats couldn’t cash in again last night by falling to Pekin 4-2. Shield was a bright spot going 3-for-4 with one RBI. Gavin Pourroy threw five frames surrendering one run on five hits.

Hinson, Miller-Meeks, And Feenstra Vote No On Bipartisan Gun Bill

Democratic Congresswoman Cindy Axne of West Des Moines and Republican Senator Joni Ernst voted for the bipartisan gun bill President Biden signed into law over the weekend. On the other hand, the rest of Iowa’s congressional delegation opposed it. Republican Congresswomen Ashley Hinson of Marion and Mariannette Miller-Meeks of...
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Wilmer Junior Blomgren

Wilmer Junior Blomgren passed away in Ottumwa, Iowa, at his daughter, Lana’s, house in the care of Everystep Hospice on June 22nd, 2022. Junior was born on November 29th, 1938, in Lovilia to Wilmer and Susie Blomgren in his childhood home. Junior grew up in a loving home with his five siblings - Mary Sue, Sharon, Sherry, Jerry and Judy. Growing up, Junior enjoyed spending time with his family, especially playing hide and seek with his siblings.
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John David Sims

John David Sims, age 58, of Eddyville, IA, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022, at the Ottumwa Regional Hospital in Ottumwa. John was born on July 26, 1963, at the hospital in Oskaloosa, IA, to G. Mark and Cecilia Doloris (Kohlenberg) Sims. He grew up attending school in Albia and graduated from the Albia High School with the Class of 1981. Following high school, John attended Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa where he obtained his Associate of Arts degree in 1983. He then went to Iowa State University in Ames for 3 years before returning to Indian Hills and obtaining an Electronics Technician degree.
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Randy Lee Long

Randy Lee Long, age 63, of Avery, IA, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at his home under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice. Randy was born on August 10, 1958, in Ottumwa, IA, to George O’Brain and Daisy Marie (Davis) Long. Randy was raised in Davis County, attending school in Bloomfield and then attended Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa where he obtained a degree in Diesel Mechanics. On August 26, 1983, Randy was united in marriage to Crystal Kay Simons in Fort Dodge, IA. Randy and Crystal shared nearly 40 years together prior to his passing.

Bridge deck overlay work on the bridge over Sugar Creek on Muscatine County Road X-54 will require closing the roadway and bridge to traffic beginning July 5

Fairfield, IA – According to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mounty Pleasant construction office, bridge deck overlay work on the existing bridge over Sugar Creek on Muscatine County Road X-54 at the junction with U.S. 6 will require closing the roadway and bridge to traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, until mid-August.

Ottumwa celebrates 2nd annual pride block party

The Ottumwa pride block party came back for its second year in Central Park. Visitors could show their support and take part in the pride celebration. Ottumwa Pride Board member, Kristen Payne, told KTVO the support the event received in 2021 allowed them to host a bigger celebration this year.