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Lebo sees Career Campus as path for others

OTTUMWA — Ann Lebo was impressed, and wondered what the state could do to further the Ottumwa Community School District's Career Campus ambitions. "I feel like if you're not doing something like this, then you're a little bit behind," said Lebo, the director of the Iowa Department of Education, during a tour of the facility and its welcome center Tuesday. "The partnerships the school has built are an important part of this."
OTTUMWA, IA
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Iowa among several states testing digital drivers licenses

Countries put travel restrictions in place as new COVID-19 variant emerges. Several countries, including the U.S., are putting travel restrictions in place in response to the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. Expert explains tinnitus causes, treatments. Updated: 3 hours ago. Dr. Beki Kellogg from Hope Hearing and Tinnitus Center joins...
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Wisconsin parade victims still recovering in the hospital

Countries put travel restrictions in place as new COVID-19 variant emerges. Several countries, including the U.S., are putting travel restrictions in place in response to the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. Updated: 1 hour ago. Dr. Beki Kellogg from Hope Hearing and Tinnitus Center joins us to talk about tinnitus.
WISCONSIN STATE
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New Visit Pella Director to Take Over in Mid-December

The new Pella Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director will assume full responsibility of the tourism role soon. Ann Frost will take over Visit Pella after Jill Vandevoort retires from her position by the holiday season. Frost is originally from Oskaloosa, graduating from Pekin High School in Packwood, then attending...
PELLA, IA

Holiday Tour of Homes this weekend

OSKALOOSA — The Holiday Tour of Homes is returning to Oskaloosa with a new sponsor and the same commitment to the community. “We just tried to give it a little bit of continuity this year,” Director of Family Support Services at Sieda Community Action Jennifer Fleener said. This will be...
OSKALOOSA, IA
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Hamilton Friends of the Library calendar for sale

Just in time for Christmas, the Hamilton Friends of the Library Vintage Hamilton Photos 2022 wall calendar is for sale. This is a new project for the group, and the calendar features inset vintage photos of Hamilton scenes, with ample room to jot down appointments and events. Photos featured range from the late 1800s to the 1930s.
HAMILTON, IA
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Foundation giving benefits the Davis County community

During this season of giving, Anne Morgan, Director of the Davis County Community Foundation (DCCF), reminds the public there are six foundations now operating under the oversight of the DCCF for the betterment of Davis County, and anyone wishing to contribute to these foundations may do so at any time.
DAVIS COUNTY, IA
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‘Tis the season to participate in festive events

Bloomfield Main Street’s Hometown Christmas Celebration set for this coming weekend will provide special memories, good times, opportunities for building relationships, and plenty of occasions to show off Davis County’s talent. Beginning with Bloomfield’s Hometown Christmas Ladies Night on Thursday night, the women of the community can show their support...
BLOOMFIELD, IA
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Ottumwa supports local businesses with Snowball Drop

OTTUMWA, Iowa — Main Street Ottumwa hosted a snowball drop in support of Small Business Saturday. About a thousand snowballs fell from the sky thanks to the Ottumwa Fire Department. Each individual snowball was labeled with a local business's name. Families brought their children to downtown Ottumwa to grab some...

Shower house project dots city agenda

OTTUMWA — The Greater Ottumwa Park shower house project rarely is discussed during Ottumwa City Council meetings, and when it is, it's usually in a casual situation. However, it's about to be added as another project the city aims to undertake. During today's special meeting in council chambers, the shower...
OTTUMWA, IA
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Fairfield community kicks off holiday season with Christmas at the Barns

FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Fairfield’s historic Maasdam Barns is hosting its annual Christmas at the Barns. The holiday event honors the barn's Dutch heritage and country charm in a one of a kind holiday experience for event participants. Director of Fairfield Visitors Bureau Terry Baker said the committee wanted to do...
FAIRFIELD, IA
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Federal judge blocks vaccine mandate for health care workers

1 p.m. – Federal judge blocks vaccine mandate for health care workers. A federal judge in Missouri has temporarily blocked a federal vaccine mandate for health care workers in 10 states, including Iowa. The Biden administration is requiring health care facilities to ensure staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by...
FAIRFIELD, IA
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Community honors loved ones during Main Street Ottumwa's Lights of Love ceremony

OTTUMWA, Iowa — Main Street Ottumwa hosted its annual Lights of Love ceremony in Central Park Friday. The now ten-year tradition was created to honor those in the community that are not with us today. Main Street Ottumwa Board Member Holly Berg says this year's Lights of Love features 125...
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Local Ottumwa stores prepare for Small Business Saturday

OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - Christmas music plays throughout Ottumwa’s downtown, as local businesses prepare for Small Business Saturday. It’s a day that focuses specifically on the local businesses that line America’s Main Streets. In Ottumwa, several Main Street businesses are participating in Saturday’s snowball drop, where Main Street Ottumwa will...
OTTUMWA, IA
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Santa Claus lights up Fairfield to start the holiday season

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (KYOU) - Holiday festivities are happening in Fairfield. Santa Claus and his elves are visiting the town for the next few weeks to meet the kids and learn what they want for Christmas. Everyone gathered on Friday night to celebrate the start of the season by watching Santa...
FAIRFIELD, IA
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Ottumwa volunteers serve nearly 2,400 free Thanksgiving meals

OTTUMWA, Iowa — Cars lined up outside Ottumwa's Knights of Columbus building on Thanksgiving Day to receive a free Thanksgiving meal. The meals included a variety of Thanksgiving dinner staples such as turkey, dressing, gravy, vegetables, a roll, and a dessert. Volunteers could be seen running down the sidewalk to...
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Community thanks Ottumwa firefighters with a free Thanksgiving meal

Ottumwa, IA — Jubilee Bible Church members are thanking their local firefighters by giving them a free meal this Thanksgiving. This year marks the church's 15th anniversary of giving a Thanksgiving meal to firefighters at the Ottumwa Fire Department. Pastor Randy Saylor wants to honor the ones who keep Ottumwa...
OTTUMWA, IA

The Eddyville Giving Tree

EDDYVILLE, Iowa – It’s right there in the ditch on the north side of Merino Avenue, a little bit north of Eddyville – an evergreen tree wrapped in red, gold and silver garland. Under it people from the Eddyville area have been dropping off or picking up Christmas presents for the last six years or […]
EDDYVILLE, IA