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Pages for Pennies hosts biggest book sale since 2012

OTTUMWA, Iowa — Sunday was the last day Ottumwa residents could find great deals on used books. Sci-fi, Westerns, Cookbooks, and Autobiographies were just a few of the genres Ottumwa residents could find over the weekend at the Pages for Pennies Book sale. Ottumwa Public Library Director Sonja Ferrell...

Quiet, pleasant weather ahead

OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - Expect some really decent weather for a few days before some precipitation chances arrive. Highs for the start of the workweek will be near or just above normal for this time of year. Lots of sunshine will be there on Monday, but clouds build as Tuesday goes on. These clouds eventually start to produce scattered showers and storms by late Tuesday into Wednesday.

Mid-Prairie Girls Roll in Regional Opener; Play For State Wednesday

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawk girls golf team took control of action early on Friday and finished strong en route to a first round regional championship at the Kalona Golf Course. The Hawks shot a 395, their season best for 18-holes, including a back nine 194 to take the tournament by more than 40 shots over second place Wilton at 438. A trio at the top of the card led the Golden Hawks with Madelyn Bender, Madi Davidson, and Gabi Robertson all firing a team best 98. Elliot Debler finished with a 101, Addison English 102 and Alexa Huber 103. With the win, Mid-Prairie moves on to the 2A regional final Wednesday at West Liberty where they will face teams and individuals from Wilton, Louisa-Muscatine, Dyersville-Beckman Catholic, Anamosa, Denver, Monticello and Mediapolis for the right to advance to the state tournament in Cedar Falls.

Bears Best Hawks in Shoot Out

The Mid-Prairie boys soccer team and No. 16 West Branch battled in a River Valley Conference match that went the distance Friday night in Wellman, with the Bears taking a 2-1 win in penalty kicks. Each team had a goal in regulation, with Mid-Prairie’s coming just after halftime, on a 42nd minute penalty kick strike from Tucker Miller. With the game even at one through regulation, the two teams played a pair of 10 minute extra periods to a scoreless stalemate, sending action to penalty kicks. Each team knocked in their first two leaving things even going to the third kick. Golden Hawk goalkeeper Justice Jones would stop the next two tries from the Bears, but Mid-Prairie couldn’t connect on their last three, dropping the shoot out 3-2 and the match 2-1.

KXEL Morning News for Mon. May 16, 2022

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Abby Finkenauer’s bid to clinch the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa wasn’t supposed to be so fraught. She built a wunderkind reputation in the Legislature before toppling a Republican congressman in 2018. She was the second-youngest woman elected to Congress, helping Democrats retake control of the House that year. But her Senate campaign faced unexpected trouble last month when, at least for a moment, it appeared she wouldn’t be allowed to compete in the June 7 primary. A judge found errors in her nominating petitions after Republican activists challenged her filings. Some Democrats blame her for quickly blaming political motivations and not acknowledging her campaign’s organizational mistakes.

Carson Grace Clemons

Family of seven-month-old Carson Grace Clemons will be present to receive friends Friday, May 20th from 5-8p.m. at the Jones Eden Funeral Home in Washington. Private family services will take place at Elm Grove Cemetery. Memorials have been established for Little Super Heroes in Fairfield or the Carson Clemons Memorial.

A rainy, cool Sunday on the way

OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - Expect a break from overall comfortable conditions on Sunday, thanks to an area of showers and a few storms poised to move through. An isolated storm is still possible on Saturday night before several hours of dry weather. Clouds increase as well as temperatures fall toward the upper 50s and low 60s. As rain begins near or after daybreak, temperatures will stay steady. While occasional periods of dry weather are possible Sunday, the threat for rain continues through the afternoon. Totals could range from 0.50″ to 1″ in general.

2 Iowa Teens Will Be Tried as Adults in Murder of Beloved Teacher

Two Iowa teens saw their request to have their case stay in juvenile court dismissed and will be tried as adults in the murder of a Spanish teacher, the New York Post reported. Jeremy Goodale and Willard Miller, both 17, will each face a first-degree murder charge for allegedly beating...

Iowa teenagers accused of murdering high school Spanish teacher to be tried as adults

A pair of Iowa teenagers accused of murdering their high school Spanish teacher will be tried as adults when their case heads to court in November, a judge has ruled. District Judge Shawn Showers ruled Thursday that Willard Miller, 16, of Fairfield, Iowa, will be tried as an adult in November on a first-degree murder charge in the beating death of 66-year-old Nohema Graber, who taught at Fairfield High School. Miller’s alleged accomplice, 17-year-old Jeremy Goodale, learned Wednesday he, too, would be tried as an adult.

Lemonade Day gives residents a way to cool down from heat wave

OTTUMWA, Iowa — Lemonade Day arrived just in time to help Ottumwa area residents battle the heat wave. Those looking for a way to cool down purchased lemonade from local vendors on Saturday. Young entrepreneurs took advantage of the hot temperatures to sell the refreshing drink to people throughout...

P.C. Girls Tennis Advances in Regional Team Playoffs

The Pella Christian girls tennis team hosted the class 1A team regionals Saturday morning and defeated Oskaloosa and Albia to advance to the Regional Final. Needing to win five matches to advance, the Eagles started the day with a hard fought 5-4 victory over Oskaloosa. Katy Roose picked up a win in #1 singles (6-4, 6-1), while Sydney Van Arendonk won at #3 singles (4-6, 6-4, 1-0) and Laurey Johnson (6-1, 6-0) and Reagan De Vries (2-6, 7-6, 1-0) won at #5 and #6 singles. After dropping the first two doubles matches, the #3 doubles team of Johnson and De Vries clinch the match for P.C. with a 6-3, 6-2 victory. Having defeated Oskaloosa, the Eagles then moved on to play Albia and dominated in a 5-0 sweep. All five victories came in singles play. The wins came from Roose, Claire Vander Molen at #2 singles, Van Arendonk, Johnson, and De Vries.

Pella Christian Eagles Spring Sports Update – 5-14-22

Pella Christian Boys Tennis Moves One Step Closer to State. Competing in their preliminary substate match with Oskaloosa, the Pella Christian boys tennis team grabbed a 5-2 victory and advanced to the substate final. Needing five match wins on the day, individual state qualifier Alejo Marcon got Pella Christian their...