Van Buren County, IA

36th Annual Bike Van Buren

The Villages of Van Buren is preparing to host the 36th annual Bike Van Buren next weekend. On August 20th and 21st, bicycling enthusiasts will pedal their way through the rolling countryside and river valley of the historical villages during this two-day event in Southeast Iowa. Those interested can register...
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West Nile Virus detected in Van Buren County

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Iowa — Mosquitoes collected on Monday near the northwest edge of Mount Sterling have tested positive for the West Nile Virus (WNV). A positive mosquito pool is significant since Culex mosquitoes have a very short flight range of about .25 of a mile. “A positive test tells us that there are infected […]
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The Villages of Van Buren County, Iowa will be hosting the 36TH annual Bike Van Buren on August 20 & 21. Bicycling enthusiasts will pedal their way through the rolling countryside and river valley of the historical villages during this two-day event in Southeast Iowa. The Villages will welcome the bicyclists with refreshments and outstanding hospitality, all included as part of the registration fee! The routes will lead you through some of the most picturesque settings in Iowa! You can register for Bike Van Buren online at through August 17. Walk-up registration is welcome and will be held at the Keosauqua City Park, Saturday 7-8:30am. Walk-up registration will also be at the Keosauqua City Park on Sunday from 7:30-8:00am for riders that only plan to go that day. Two-day registration fees: Adults: $45, Children under 18 years: $37. Single day registration: Adults: $35, Children $27.

KTWA Athlete of the Week: Taylor Sprouse, Van Buren County Baseball

Mahaska Health in Oskaloosa, along with Ottumwa Radio Group, want to congratulate Van Buren County Baseball Player Taylor Sprouse, our 92.7 KTWA Athlete of the Week!. Sprouse was selected to the First Team All Conference for the Southeast Iowa Super Conference. Sprouse during the course of the year had 35 hits and 19 RBIs. On the mound Sprouse went 4-4 on the season with a 3.82 Earned Run Average and struck out 68 batters.

Van Buren County Fair Royalty

The 2022 Van Buren County Fair Royalty Court was crowned Monday night. This year’s Queen is Kaitlyn Scheuemann. She will go on to represent Vann Buren County at the Iowa State Fair. 1st Runner Up & Miss Congeniality- Myriah Baker. Junior Miss- Audrey Smith. 1st Runner Up & Miss...

Free online training offered for sexual assault patient care

QUINCY (WGEM) - There’s free training available through the Iowa Attorney General’s office that could better prepare you to help sexual assault survivors. Lee and Van Buren County Rape Victim Advocacy Program coordinator Carmalitta Baum said these trainings go over recognizing the signs of sexual assault and approaching and interacting with survivors.

IHCC Receives Grants for New Law Enforcement Training Center

Indian Hills Community College announced it received three grants to support the creation of a new training facility for current and future law enforcement officers. The Van Buren Foundation, Inc., the Community Foundation of Van Buren County, and the Mahaska County Community Foundation have each awarded the college $10,000 to help renovate 10,600 square feet of existing space at the Workforce Training Center on the Indian Hills North Campus in Ottumwa. The center is expected to be available for training during the spring of 2023.

Warrior baseball splits games as the Albia Tournament

The Van Buren County Warrior baseball team split their games at the Albia Tournament; defeating the Central Decatur Cardinals 4-3 and falling to the Moravia Mohawks 11-5 In game one the Warriors knocked off the Cardinals 4-3. The Warriors would strike first in the opening inning when Bailey Roen drove in Lucas Fett to give the Warriors the 1-0 lead after. Both teams would go scoreless in the second inning, highlighted by Jackson Manning striking out Cardinals. The Warriors would tack on two more runs in the third highlighted by a Taylor Sprouse RBI to give the Warriors a 3-0 lead after 3. After two scoreless innings the Warriors took a 3-0 lead into the sixth inning. The sixth is where the Cardinals switched the momentum. The Cardinals would tack on three runs to tie the game at 3. During the inning the Cardinal used four hits and a hit by pitch, highlighted by Jayden Broich’s 2 RBI single. The Warriors would walk-off the game when Bailey Roen put the ball in play and the Cardinals threw the ball allowing Lucas Fett to score to win 4-3.