Ottumwa Woman Accused of Hitting Child with Stick

An Ottumwa woman faces multiple charges after allegedly hitting a child with a stick who was in her care. 47-year-old Liliana Morales has been charged with child endangerment, a Class D felony, and assault causing bodily injury or mental illness, a serious misdemeanor. Court records say at 3:48 on Sunday,...
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Mount Pleasant,

Mount Pleasant Man Arrested on Firearm Charges

A Mount Pleasant man was arrested on firearm charges Tuesday. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at approximately 6:45 a.m. at 800 North Palm Avenue in Mount Pleasant. Twenty-seven year-old Trey Alexander Lewis was arrested upon further investigation and charged with control of a firearm by a felon, a class D felony. Lewis was arrested earlier this month and brought up on charges of control of firearm by a felon, a class D felony; two counts of child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor; possession or carrying of dangerous weapons while under the influence of alcohol, a serious misdemeanor; and reckless use of a firearm, a simple misdemeanor.
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A dozen COVID-19 cases confirmed at Ottumwa Residential Facility

OTTUMWA, Iowa — A dozen COVID-19 cases have been reported at an Ottumwa halfway house within the last two weeks. 12 out of the 75 total residents living at the Ottumwa Residential Facility tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month. The first case was reported July 16, 2021. The remaining...
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Page County,

Page County reports 6 new COVID cases, Delta variant confirmed

(Clarinda) — Page County public health officials say a widely circulating strain of COVID-19 has been detected in the county. In a press release Thursday, Page County Public Health Administrator Jessica Erdman says the Delta variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the county. The Delta variant was originally detected in December 2020 in India and first reached the U.S. in March 2021. The Delta variant is more transmissible than other strains of the virus and has led to an increase in infections around the country.
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Delta variant confirmed in Page County

CLARINDA - Page County Public Health has confirmed cases of the Delta variant according to information released Thursday. The health department did not release information about the diagnosed people. The Delta variant is currently the most common COVID-19 virus strain circulating around in the U.S., the region, and in Iowa....

No serious injuries reported in Ottumwa crash

OTTUMWA, Iowa — Ottumwa police were rushed to a two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon. It happened around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 63 and River Road. Police say a sedan was heading west on river road. When turning right onto Highway 63, it was hit by another sedan going south. The car traveling southbound ended up in a ditch.

Willis Named MVP of South Team at Shrine Bowl

Thriving one final time representing the Demons was exactly what Washington’s Trashaun Willis did over the weekend in the Shrine Bowl. The graduate started at quarterback in the annual all-star game that feature’s Iowa’s best senior high school football players and he took home MVP honors for the South team. The 6’5’’ Willis orchestrated a game opening drive that was capped off by a touchdown rush from the Demon. The Grand View University commit played every other series at quarterback and his touchdown run was the highlight of a 52-24 loss. The North team was led by Iowa Hawkeye commit Cooper DeJean and his three touchdowns on the day. Willis got to play with future Viking teammate and Keota graduate Brady Duwa and he was coached by former Washington head man James Harris.

First resources in Ottumwa receives $55K in grants

OTTUMWA, Iowa — First Resources Corporation in Ottumwa was awarded several grants over the last six months, totaling in$55,000. The additional funds will benefit the nonprofit's Adult Day Hab Service. The community-based group program is designed to meet the needs of physically or intellectually impaired adults through an individual plan of care. The program also provides a variety of health, social, and other related support services that promote an individual’s independence through focus on socialization, integration, and other life skills. Currently, these services are offered in Bloomfield, Centerville, Fairfield, Ottumwa, and Sigourney.

Man frustrated with bumpy conditions along county road near Ottumwa

Ottumwa, Iowa — A southeast Iowa man is raising complaints about the conditions of a county road in his neighborhood. Josh Myer works the night shift, and he uses Lake Road to travel to and from work at least twice a day. He said he and his neighbors started noticing bumpy conditions two years ago.

Six Savages Named All SICL Softball

Postseason awards handed out by the South Iowa Cedar League punctuated a successful season for the Sigourney softball team when they had six players named all conference. Two Savages were named to the first team in Kaylee Weber and Carly Goodwin. As the lone senior, Weber left her mark in the lineup by bringing in the most runs in the conference with 36 RBI and her .500 on base percentage ranked fifth. The fifth year player recorded a .427 average that included four home runs. Goodwin paced the conference with a 0.67 ERA in 157 innings of work. The freshman managed 277 strikeouts to only 51 walks. She also led the league in hits with 55 and her .495 BA ranked second.

Over $18K raised for Ottumwa officer whose wife was hurt in crash

OTTUMWA, Iowa — A southeast Iowa community is stepping up to help an Ottumwa police officer whose wife was seriously injured in a car accident. Dozens—possibly hundreds—lined up outside the Wapello County Law Center Wednesday to attend a barbecue fundraiser for officer Chase Johnson and his wife, Abby. Abby was...

Ottumwa falls to Pleasant Valley in State Tournament

IOWA CITY,Iowa — The Ottumwa Bulldogs Baseball team had no fear in their heart as they took on the number one ranked Pleasant Valley on Thursday in their first trip to the state tournament in 16 years. "You know what it is hard to express how I feel about these...

Sen. Ernst Shares Importance of Funding Broadband in Infrastructure Package

Senator Joni Ernst (R) remarked on the importance of improving broadband infrastructure in rural areas during a visit to Powell Funeral Home in Keota last Friday. Ernst tells KCII a bipartisan infrastructure bill the Senate is working on includes additional funds for expanding broadband that will go to the states for rural connectivity. Ernst comments on how the pandemic emphasized the importance of broadband access, “What you’ve seen through COVID is a lot more use when it comes to telehealth, when it comes to virtual schooling, working from home. The need was just really exacerbated during the pandemic so the federal government has invested billions of dollars in this effort to expand rural broadband and connectivity.”

COVID-19 rates are rising in southern Iowa

Fairfield, Iowa — Northern Missouri has seen a rise in COVID-19 rates within the last few months and now residents in southern Iowa are noticing a similar trend. Jefferson county has 42% of its population vaccinated according to the national data dashboard, Curtis Smith, Chief Operating Officer for Jefferson...
Washington County,

Artfest, Chair-a-Thon Auction in Downtown Washington Tonight

You can express your own visual creativity or take someone else’s home to enjoy during the Washington Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Artfest this evening in Central Park. In support of the mural being painted on the State Theatre this week, the Chair-a-Thon auction will take place at 6 p.m. at the bandstand with registration beginning at 5. Around 30 uniquely redecorated chairs have been submitted for the auction, and proceeds go to support the State Theatre mural and future murals commissioned by the chamber’s art committee. Artfest will also include free art activity booths from 5-7:30 p.m. hosted by several local businesses and organizations. Chamber Event Coordinator Alisha Davis shares a few of the activities to enjoy, “Atlas Molded Products are doing some flowers that they make with their foam, so you can decorate them and then they’re going to do a contest. And then we’re having the library doing a big color-by-number mural type project, and Studio on the Square will be doing a really cool stencil project where they’re laying out different landscapes in Washington and everybody can kind of color them in.”

Ottumwa Law Enforcement rally together for cookout for officer’s wife

OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - A heat index of over 110 didn’t stop Ottumwans from rallying together for a good cause Wednesday. Cars backed up a good portion of East 2nd Street for a cookout held to rasie money for Ottumwa Police Officer Chase Johnson’s Family after his wife was several injured in a car accident earlier this month.
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Fairfield Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Fairfield: Thursday, July 29: Mostly sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Friday, July 30: Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while showers and thunderstorms likely overnight; Saturday, July 31: Showers and thunderstorms likely during the