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Make Ottumwa Shine Spring Clean-Up

Ottumwa residents are encouraged to clean up part of the city.  The annual Make Ottumwa Shine Spring Clean-Up Event starts Sunday (5/16) and runs through May 22nd.  Ottumwa recycling coordinator Janice Bain says people are…
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‘No reason for us to fear Covid-19 any longer,’ Iowa’s governor says

BY O. KAY HENDERSON RADIO IOWA - Governor Kim Reynolds says Covid case numbers in Iowa are at a 10 month low, the number of Iowa hospital patients being treated for Covid is down 90% from…
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Coronavirus update Inbox

There were no deaths from coronavirus reported Tuesday (5/11) in Iowa.  The state’s death total from the pandemic holds at 5985.  The Iowa Department of Public Health reports 299 new positive tests for COVID-19, bringing…
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Oskaloosa School Board meets Tuesday

The Oskaloosa School Board will recognize retiring staff members at Tuesday night’s (5/11) regular meeting.  The Board will also hold two public hearings: one to amend the current budget; the other to consider the sale…
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Iowa gets $1.48 billion in federal coronavirus aid

Iowa will get $1.48 billion in aid under the federal government’s plan to help states hit by the coronavirus pandemic, according to new numbers released Monday (5/10). The U.S. Treasury Department announced a state-by-state funding…
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Iowa House approves bill removing time limit in sexual abuse cases

The Iowa House has given final approval to a bill that immediately removes the time limit for filing criminal charges against people accused of sexually abusing a child. During House debate Friday (5/7), Representative Cherielynn…
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House speaker says process working, but no deal yet on tax plan

BY O. KAY HENDERSON House Speaker Pat Grassley says the stalemate among Republicans over state tax policy is the way the legislative process should work. “Iowans, if they thought we just came down here and we…
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Southern Iowa Speedway results

For the second straight week, Rick Van Dusseldorp was the winner in the Southern Iowa Speedway’s hobby stock division.  Also on the track Wednesday (5/5), Montezuma High School sophomore Maguire DeJong won the sports mod…
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Iowa pushing pop-up COVID vaccine clinics

As interest in the coronavirus vaccine continues to lag, Iowa public health officials are trying to make it easier to get a shot. Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday (5/5) that a bus will be set…
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Reynolds says she would ban transgenders from playing in girls sports

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday (5/5) she would sign a bill banning transgender students from participating in girls’ sports. When asked about the issue at a news conference, Reynolds repeatedly called it a fairness…
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