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One person badly hurt in SE Iowa home explosion

Chillicothe, IA- A house explosion in southeast Iowa left a resident seriously hurt. Radio Iowa reports that The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office says it received a 911 call at noon on Tuesday concerning a residence in Chillicothe. Authorities were told that the house exploded and a man needed medical...
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Pella Searches for First Football Victory at Oskaloosa

Pella’s football team travels to Oskaloosa tonight still in search of its first victory of 2022. The Dutch are 0-6, but have faced the hardest schedule of the 36 teams in class 4A. It gets a little easier tonight against an Indian squad that is just 1-5. Pella coach Jay McKinstrey says that he wants it so bad for his kids to get to celebrate the thrill of victory.
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Sigourney Announces Homecoming King and Queen

The 2022 King and Queen have been crowned for Sigourney Community Schools as Homecoming Week continues for the Savages. Cole Clarahan and Zoe Webb received this year’s honors, with the court also including Macy Fisch, Rain Barthelman, Brookelyn Hemsley, Jack Clarahan, Carter McCoid, and DJ Hammes. Coronation followed the...

Micronesian couple pleads guilty in Ottumwa human trafficking case

OTTUMWA, Iowa — A Micronesian couple charged in an Ottumwa human trafficking case has pleaded guilty in federal court. In a press release, the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa, announced the convictions of 46-year-old Nesly Mwarecheong, and 51-year-old Bertino Weires. Each defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of human trafficking.

Three Local Women Plead Guilty to Fraud in Federal Case

Three local women arrested more than two years ago in connection to an international online fraud scheme by the Federal Bureau of Investigation all have changed their pleas to guilty. Marilyn Sterk of Otley, Jennifer Sterk of Pella, and Teresa Sterk of Knoxville were arrested in February 2020 on a...

Tammy Humes Receives Quarterly DAISY Award

Pella Regional Health Center announced that Tammy Humes in the Call Center, is the recipient of the Quarterly DAISY Awards. The DAISY program is a national award, given at the local level, to registered nurses who exemplify extraordinary nursing. The focus is on the special touches and human consideration that these nurses give to their patients.
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CHILLICOTHE — On October 4, 2022 at 12:00pm, the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call concerning a residence at 325 High Street in Chillicothe, Wapello County, Iowa. The caller stated the residence had exploded and a male subject was needing medical assistance. When Deputies arrived a...

Ottumwa Woman Accused of Attacking Spouse with Hammer & Damaging Motorcycles

An Ottumwa woman is accused of attacking her spouse with a hammer after damaging the latter’s motorcycles. 28-year-old Devin Young has been charged with going armed with intent and domestic abuse assault. According to court records, Young was armed with a large hammer when she extensively damaged the victim’s...

Pella Christian Seeking to Build Momentum as Playoffs Loom

After righting the ship quickly against Pleasantville last week after a tough two-point loss to Sigourney-Keota, the #9 in Class 1A Pella Christian football team is working to continue building momentum at home against Cardinal in Class 1A District 6 action tonight. The matchup is lopsided heading in — the...

97.7 KOTM-FM Team of the Week: Ottumwa Football

Ottumwa HyVee’s: North HyVee on Court Street, South HyVee on Quincy Avenue, and Drugstore on the corner of Pennsylvania and Jefferson, along with Ottumwa Radio Group, want to congratulate the Ottumwa football squad, our 97.7 KOTM-FM Team of the Week!. Last week, the Bulldogs ran for 486 yards and...

Twin Cedars Looks To Change The Story Tonight Against Woodward Academy

Maybe this is the week, finally, Twin Cedars gets its first football win of the season. The Sabers take on Woodward Academy tonight, who is also 0-5 and has not had a lot of success on the field. Like Twin Cedars, the Knights have struggled to find an offense at times and have struggled to stop their opponents. Sabers Coach Cam Parker tells KNIA/KRLS Sports the defense must be ready for anything tonight.

Pella Ambulance Fees for Private Insurance Changes Announced

The Pella City Council was presented with a change in billing related to Pella Community Ambulance at policy and planning this week. The amount all residents with private insurance could pay for a ride to a medical facility is set to increase. Previously as a non-profit organization, Pella Ambulance matched the reimbursements provided by Wellmark for all services as an in-network provider — but the city has since assumed control of the service due to financial issues, in part, compounded by the increased cost of calls not matching the money the group was getting back from all insurers, private and public, according to City Administrator Mike Nardini.

Sheriff’s Office: Ottumwa Man Rear-Ended Deputy’s Vehicle, Attempted to Flee

An Ottumwa man was arrested on Monday after authorities say he rear-ended a law enforcement vehicle and started a brief pursuit after leaving the scene. 35-year-old Robert Eaton has been charged with eluding (Class D felony), operating while intoxicated (serious misdemeanor), and interference with official acts (simple misdemeanor). According to...

Sigourney Still Vibing on the Volleyball Court

The Sigourney Savages continued what’s been an excellent volleyball season with a pair of victories earlier this week. Sigourney won in straight sets Monday, defeating Lynnville-Sully 25-8, 25-11 and 25-16. The Savages stayed in a groove with a sweep of Colfax-Mingo Tuesday night, winning 25-13, 25-15 and 25-6 at home.

KKSI Athlete of the Week: Cole Clarahan, Sigourney-Keota Football

Josh, Brenda, and the team at Meridian Credit Union in Ottumwa, along with Ottumwa Radio Group, want to congratulate Sigourney-Keota football player Cole Clarahan, our 101.5 KKSI-FM Athlete of the Week!. Clarahan, a senior running back, ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns in the Cobras’ 56-3 win over Cardinal....

New Events Coming to Crossroads of Pella Coat Drive

Crossroads of Pella is kicking off its annual coat drive this month with two new events aimed at getting more winter gear to those in need. Chris Allen and Julie Johnson with Crossroads of Pella say a drive-up coffee and coats event will be held in the morning on Tuesday, October 18th from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. — with anyone in the community encouraged to donate any type and size of coats, gloves, hats, and boots in exchange for a cup of coffee.
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The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors met yesterday and heard a presentation from the city of Oskaloosa on their draft comprehensive plan. They made mention that this week, a series of open houses will be held in the alley at the square on Wednesday between noon and 5pm, and that the plan would be adjusted throughout the month of October before being presented to the city council.

KTWA Athlete of the Week: Makenna Montgomery, Albia Cross-Country

Mahaska Health in Oskaloosa, along with Ottumwa Radio Group, want to congratulate Albia cross-country runner Makenna Montgomery, our 92.7 KTWA Athlete of the Week!. Montgomery, a freshman, led her team with a silver medal finish in the Centerville Redette Invitational at Lake Rathbun. Thanks to Montgomery’s efforts, the Albia cross-country team won its eighth team title in eight meets.

PACE Alliance Donates Golf Outing Proceeds to Pella Ambulance

The Pella Area Community and Economic Alliance presented a $4,000 check to Pella Ambulance Thursday morning. The donation comes from proceeds raised during the annual PACE Alliance Golf Outing held at the end of August. Pella Ambulance is in the process of purchasing new CPR mannequins. For several years running, the PACE Alliance has donated proceeds from their golf outing to local first responders, including the Pella Police and Pella Fire Departments. Golf Committee Chairs Tim Te Grootenhuis and Vicki Cowman, along with committee members Trisha Klok, Matt Sherlock, Mary Mansfield, and Karen Eischen, organized this year’s golf outing. This year’s theme was “Fiesta on the Fairway.