Douds, IA

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...
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Grassley Scheduled for Visit to Mt. Pleasant

Senator Chuck Grassley will be in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday, June 29, at 2:45 p.m. at the Airport Road Vineyard & Winery located at 2046 255th Street in Mount Pleasant. Grassley will be conducting a Q & A with employees and business owners. Grassley recently stated he is looking to...

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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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.

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...

Business After Hours at Carnegie Historical Museum

Join us for Business After Hours on Thursday, July 21st, from 4pm to 7pm at Carnegie Historical Museum. Enjoy a free meal from the Pork Producers (pork sandwich, chips, cookie) and hard cider drinks from the Cider House as you tour the Carnegie Historical Museum to see what's new! The Museum has made many recent changes and updates and they would love to show you the improvements. Don't miss this great opportunity to tour Carnegie! Participate in a scavenger hunt during Business After Hours for your chance to enter a drawing for a gift basket. This Business After Hours event is sponsored by the Carnegie Museum Foundation with support from the Carnegie Museum Board of Directors.
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HTC girls lose close one to Van Buren; down Hillcrest

KEOSAUQUA – A big 3-run fifth inning helped Holy Trinity Catholic tie things up with Van Buren Monday night, but the Warriors got a walk-off in extra innings to stave off the comeback. The Warriors took advantage of an extra inning error on a grounder to short and would...
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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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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.

Warrior softball walks off Crusaders in eight inning battle

The Van Buren County Warriors defeated the Holy Trinity Catholic Crusaders 4-3 in eight innings. The game would start out slowly as both teams would not score in the two and a half innings. It was in the bottom of the third when the Warriors would break through for a 3-spot to take the early 3-0 lead after three innings. The Crusaders would surge back with three runs of their own in the top of the fifth to tie the game at 3. The score after five would hold at 3-3. Both pitchers would then lock down in the 6th and 7th to send the game in to extra innings. After Warrior starter Alli Campbell sat the Crusaders down scoreless in the top of the 8th it would give the Warriors a chance to walk the game off. That is just what the Warriors would do when Junior Jade Balmer knocked in the game winning run with a walk-off single.