Author: Mark Newman

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Retired high school teacher Greg Kenning felt he still had more to contribute to the community. When an unscheduled opening developed on the board of... [Read More]
The Iowa Utilities Board has issued an order approving a settlement in the natural gas rate case filed by Alliant Energy (Interstate Power and Light... [Read More]
Hiring Jim Howe 20 years ago has been one of the rare situations that really can be called "a win-win" situation. [Read More]
The abandoned dogs and forgotten cats have managed to survive. So has the Heartland Humane Society. Whether that no-kill shelter continues its mission, however, is... [Read More]
Community 1st Credit Union has named Jaime Thomas Vice-President of Retail Operations. He will oversee retail operations, direct regional managers and develop strategies to maximize... [Read More]
There are a lot of All Terrain Vehicles in Wapello County. Maybe we should consider loosening the laws a bit, said a county resident. [Read More]
Prior to this week's IHCC board meeting, their representative to the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT) attended a special meeting between their group... [Read More]
There was some hesitation when it came to offering an early retirement plan at Indian Hills Community College. Though board members seemed to agree they... [Read More]
Sometimes, school board meetings are a steady stream of experts on issues like early trauma, expenses and contract negotiations. However, the Ottumwa board of education... [Read More]
Tags: OTTUMWA - board - sees
Tim Gannon met with residents as he campaigned for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. Though he's able to talk tariffs and markets with farmers, he's also... [Read More]
OTTUMWA— Residents who wish to attend the board of supervisors meeting this week have been told the board, due to a scheduling conflict, will hold... [Read More]
Soldier or civilian, memories of the Vietnam War helped define a generation of Ottumwa High School kids. At their reunion Saturday, the Class of 1968... [Read More]
OTTUMWA —Candidate for governor Fred Hubbell is ready to answer questions about a health care system both sides have said isn't working correctly. But he... [Read More]
OTTUMWA— How much work does it really take to keep seniors safe in their home? The local chapter of a much larger organization is trying... [Read More]
Sometimes, when Congress sends a six-figure check to the fire department, they don't just want to know what you're doing with it. They want to... [Read More]
Ottumwa attorney Michael Moreland has been named president of the Iowa Defense Counsel Association. His term begins immediately. [Read More]
A Wapello County official who helps bring jobs and industry to this area will expand her knowledge without breaking the bank. Sharon Stroh, executive director,... [Read More]
Jobs aren't the only way taxes make their way into the county treasure chest. Wapello County veterans receiving pensions, backpay and other income spend some... [Read More]
Tags: County - OTTUMWA - Jobs
Property owners located near levees, rivers and low areas may have checked the new flood map and found everything was fine: No worried residents attended... [Read More]
Sometimes, local government can offer a helping hand to those who are struggling. For Wapello County, low-income families may be able to skip a property... [Read More]
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