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Westwood student dies after falling from homecoming float

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR A student who fell from a float during the Westwood Homecoming parade Friday has died from his injuries. School district superintendent Jay Lutt identified the student as 12-year-old Kage McDonald, a junior…
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Ottumwa candidate forum September 30

There’s going to be a candidate forum in Ottumwa next week in advance of the October 5 primary election.  Candidates for Mayor and City Council have been invited to participate.  The candidate forum will be…
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Watchdog group says Axne, 6 other House members didn’t disclose stock trades

BY O. KAY HENDERSON A non-profit called the Campaign Legal Center has filed an ethics complaint against Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne and six other House members, accusing the group of “failing to report stock trades in…
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Oskaloosa student named Commended Student

An Oskaloosa High School student has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Andrew Drost is one of 34,000 Commended Students around the country honored for their academic promise.  Drost…
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Flu shot clinics coming in Poweshiek County

The Poweshiek County Public Health Department is gearing up for flu shot season.  They’ll hold a series of flu shot clinics starting Wednesday, September 29.  You might be wondering if getting vaccinated for COVID-19 will…
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Slight chance of storms

If you’ve been hoping for some rain, there’s a good chance you’ll get it late Monday afternoon and into the evening (9/20).  The National Weather Service says there is a slight risk of severe storms…
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Report finds increase in Iowa obesity rate

BY RADIO IOWA CONTRIBUTOR A new report finds Iowa’s adult obesity rate rose significantly from 2019 to 2020. The study by the non-profit Trust for America’s Health found 36% of adult Iowans were considered obese last…
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Ottumwa mock accident scene

Ottumwa High School juniors and seniors were called out of class Wednesday (9/15) to see law enforcement respond to the scene of a two-car accident and hear one student screaming to another. "I don't mean…
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Mahaska County Youth Field Day coming up

This Friday (9/17) is the early deadline to register for the Mahaska County Recreation Board’s annual Youth Outdoor Field Day.  The Field Day will be Saturday, September 25 at the Russell Wildlife Area in New…
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Two fatal motorcycle accidents

A Knoxville man was killed in a weekend motorcycle accident.  The Iowa State Patrol says 22-year-old Colton Gunsolley was eastbound on Marion County Road G-40 at 1am Sunday (9/12) when his cycle left the road…
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