Pet of the Week

White House moves toward promoting face masks to fight virus

By ZEKE MILLER and MIKE STOBBE WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus as the president defends…
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Ottumwa/Wapello County landfill & recycling center re-opens

The Ottumwa/Wapello County Landfill and Recycling Center is returning to normal hours. The landfill is now open weekdays from 7am to 4pm and Saturdays from 8am until noon.  Curbside trash and recycling pickups will be…
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Powerball jackpots shrink as people stay home

Look for Powerball jackpots to get even smaller as the coronavirus keeps more people at home, not out buying lottery tickets. It was only last week that the Powerball Product Group announced it would cut…
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CMT To Celebrate The Life Of Kenny Rogers

CMT is set to celebrate the life and music of Kenny Rogers next week, and raise money in the process. “CMT GIANTS Kenny Rogers: A Benefit For MusiCares” will premiere Wednesday at 8 pm. The…
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This day in 2002, Brad Paisley wins Songwriter/Artist of the Year honors

Today in 2002, Brad Paisley was surprised with the annual NASI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) "Songwriter/Artist of the Year" award while he was in Nashville at the Legendary Songwriters Acoustic Concert. The NASI is one…
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Meet the H&S Feed & Country Store Pet of The Week: "Daisy"

This week's Pet of The Week brought to you by H & S Feed & Country Store in Oskaloosa is an affectionate 2 year old female Pit Bull named "Daisy". She's house-trained, loves attention, and…
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Brown Promoted to Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Penn

Oskaloosa--William Penn Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce the hiring of Simon Brown as the University's new Head Men’s Soccer Coach. Brown is being promoted from Associate Head Men's and Women’s Soccer Coach,…
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Greater Ottumwa PIP receives grant from John Deere Foundation

The John Deere Foundation has awarded a $76,000 grant to Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress—formerly known as the Ottumwa Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Organization.  The money will be used for technology upgrades and…
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A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in…
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De Groot appointed Mahaska Chamber & Development Group Director

Deann De Groot, who has been serving as the Interim Mahaska Chamber & Development Director for the past few weeks, officially became the permanent Chamber Director on April 1st.  De Groot will be responsible for…
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