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William Penn University hosting Arrive Alive demonstration for drunk driving / texting while driving on 9/23


UNITE’s Arrive Alive® Tour 2014 Program to Educate on Dangers of Texting While Driving and Drunken Driving *All media outlets are encouraged to attend* William Penn University is offering a distracted and drunken driving education program for students The Arrive Alive® Tour from UNITE will visit:   William Penn University (Outside Penn Gymnasium) 201 Trueblood…

Heartland Idol Top 10 Announced

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The Heartland Idol top 10 have been chosen!  The contestants’ numbers are: 4, 7, 8, 11, 16, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 Congratulations!  The top 10 will need to return ASAP for the final performance.  Thank you to everyone who tried out!

American Red Cross Urges Everyone to Get Ready for Emergencies


DES MOINES, IA, Tuesday, September 02, 2014 — Disasters can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross serving Greater Iowa encourages everyone to take the first step during National Preparedness Month and join America’s PrepareAthon, creating a disaster plan for their household that can help keep people safe in an emergency. “Having an…

Cardinal High School earns Safe School Certification


 Cardinal High School, located in Dike, IA, has earned Safe School Certification based on its work over the past several years to proactively address bullying. The certification helps schools create a safer environment in which students can better focus on learning, thus increasing their academic achievement. While certification does not guarantee that bullying will never…

KYOU Fox 15 announces Heartland Idol 2014

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  KYOU FOX 15, KTWA, KRKN, and TOM-FM wants to award one talented local singer a Silver Ticket to the American Idol Auditions in Minneapolis! The winner will perform for Idol producers and meet the three American Idol judges. Local Auditions will take place at Indian Hills Community College on Saturday, September 6th.  Registration will…



OTTUMWA—Parents with students who have not registered for the 2014-15 school year in Ottumwa need to attend the following registrations:   ELEMENTARY Elementary students who did not pre-register may register on Wednesday, August 6 at their elementary school between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. If you are unsure which elementary you attend, call the board office at…



The Villages of Van Buren will be hosting the 28th annual Bike Van Buren on August 16-17. Bicycling enthusiasts will pedal their way through 11 historical villages during the weekend event.  Different route options were implemented last year and because of their popularity organizers will continue to offer alternative routes to better accommodate all riders,…

Ol’ Time Music Festival to be held in Eldon

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Eldon— The 18th annual Ol’ Time Music Festival will take place August 8-9 at the Wapello County Fairgrounds in Eldon.  The festival will feature country, gospel and bluegrass performances.  Programs on the stage will begin Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. though participants are welcome to “jam” on the grounds anytime. The…

Ottumwa Walk-In Clinic Announces New Location and New Hours


Ottumwa Walk-In Clinic Announces New Location and New Hours OTTUMWA, IA – The Ottumwa Walk-In Clinic will soon have a new place to call home. The clinic, currently located in the Kmart plaza, will be relocating to 1255 Theater Drive next to the new Aspen Dental clinic. Along with the re-location, the clinic will boast…

Ottumwa High School Ice Cream Social


OTTUMWA—The Ottumwa High School marching band is hosting their Second Annual Ice Cream Social in Central Park on Thursday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. The event includes free ice cream and will feature a sneak preview of the marching band’s 2014 program, “Honor–Lest We Forget.” The program honors all veterans.