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Market on Main Embraces new Leadership…Looks to the Future for Growth

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Last night’s Ottumwa City Council meeting brought new leadership to Market on Main, Ottumwa’s downtown business incubator and public marketplace. The Council turned the reigns over to the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation (OLRF), who will assume leadership immediately. “We are very excited to be working with the Market,” stated OLRF President & CEO Brad Little.…

St. Joe’s Hospital Redevelopment plans announced

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ORHC and Blackbird Investments, LLC Announce Plans for St. Joe’s Hospital Redevelopment “Vogel Building” Plans Create 70 Premium Apartments, Commercial Space (Ottumwa, Iowa – December 2, 2014) – Officials at Ottumwa Regional Health Center and Des Moines-based Blackbird Investments, LLC today announced exciting new development plans for the former St. Joseph’s Hospital. The proposed “Vogel…

Steve Yates Named 2014 Agriculture Educator of the Year

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Mr. Steve Yates, agricultural instructor at Monroe City R-1 Schools, recently received the Northeast Missouri Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award at the Missouri Livestock Symposium on Friday, December 5, 2014. The event was held at the William Matthew Middle School in Kirksville, MO. The award is presented yearly to an agriculture educator who has made…

Winners Named In Seiso Young Artist Competition

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Three winners have been named in Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra’s Marilyn Minford McCoid Young Artist Competition. SEISO Conductor Robert McConnell, following the competition Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Mount Pleasant, announced first, second and third place winners. Clarinetist Anne Buckwalter won first place. Buckwalter, an Iowa Mennonite High School senior and daughter of Tom and…

Statement by Iowa Soybean Association President Tom Oswald

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Reaction to the EPA’s decision to delay RFS ruling   Ankeny, Iowa – Iowa Soybean Association President Tom Oswald, who farms near Cleghorn, issued the following statement concerning today’s announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency that it will delay finalizing the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) until sometime next year. “A delay is better than…

Decorate a gingerbread house at the American Gothic House Center

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Eldon— Holiday fun awaits at the American Gothic House Center during their annual gingerbread house decorating event. Children of all ages are invited to create gingerbread houses at the American Gothic House Center Saturday, December 6 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Graham crackers, candy decorations and gooey frosting will be provided for participants to make…

Missouri Livestock Symposium December 5th and 6th

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Sure, the Missouri Livestock Symposium is known for its outstanding programs for horse, beef cattle, forage, sheep, meat goat, and stock dog owners and producers, but according to Garry L. Mathes, Missouri Livestock Symposium committee chair, the Symposium has so much more. According to Mathes, the Missouri Livestock Symposium will bring in speakers from 8…

Lane named 2014 Missouri Livestock Person of the Year

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Bruce Lane of Lancaster, MO and formerly of California, will be honored at the 2014 Missouri Livestock Symposium on Friday, December 5, 2014, when he is inducted into the Missouri Livestock Symposium’s Livestock Person of the Year Hall of Fame. Lane is the 12th person to be selected for this honor.  Those selected have made…

Kirksville Leadership Institute Students Graduate

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The Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Kirksville Leadership Institute students recently graduated from the nine-month program.  The purpose of the Kirksville Leadership Institute is to build strong, competent leadership for the Kirksville area, motivate emerging and existing leaders, and develop each participant’s potential for community leadership and decision-making by exposing them to the realities,…

Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra Presents Concerts for Kids

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Saturday, November 8, 2014, the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present KIDSYMPHONY Concert for Families in three locations: 11:00 a.m. – Bridge View Center in Ottumwa; 2:00 p.m. – Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium in Mt. Pleasant; and 4:30 p.m. – Capitol Theater in Burlington. Performing Prokofiev’s masterpiece for children “Peter and the Wolf,” Southeast…