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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…

Three Strains of Influenza Currently Circulating in Iowa

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Flu vaccination is still best protection against illness The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) says all three flu viruses covered by this year’s vaccine – A(H3N2), A(H1N1) and B – are currently circulating in Iowa. Nationally, an additional A(H3N2) strain is accounting for about half the illness seen across the country so far this…

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…

Spirit of the Community Award

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Brought to you by Community 1st Credit Union   This is your opportunity to nominate the person in your community making a positive difference.   Do you know someone within your local community that has made a positive impact?  A hero?  A difference maker?  Someone who has influenced the people of your community in a…