Telephone Service Interruption to Ottumwa Regional Health Center

At approximately 11:15am CST land line telephone service in to and out of Ottumwa Regional Health Center went down. Workers on the Pennsylvania Avenue widening project down the street from the hospital accidentally cut into the main telephone line to the hospital and the immediate area. It is unknown at this time how long the…

Public Health Leaders Honored at Governor’s Conference

IDPH recognizes three for nutrition/physical activity actions   The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is recognizing leaders in Iowa nutrition and physical activity at the 2015 Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health, being held today and tomorrow in Cedar Rapids. The IDPH Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion will recognize Judy Gale of MATURA…

Iowa State Fair Campgrounds Open April 17

DES MOINES, IA (04/13/2015)(readMedia)– Spring is finally here and now is the perfect time to celebrate the warmer weather by spending a weekend in the great outdoors! The Iowa State Fair Campgrounds have plenty of campsites available beginning Friday, April 17, through mid-July with country comforts alongside city conveniences and excitement. The Campgrounds house more…

SEISO presents “Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony” Sunday April 12th

Southeast Iowans will soon have an opportunity to watch an inspirational movie while supporting one of the area’s most important cultural organizations.  The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will sponsor a showing of the documentary “Following the Ninth : In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony” on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm at Main…

Iowa State Fair to Debut Mural Painting Contest

DES MOINES, IA (04/03/2015)(readMedia)– The 2015 Iowa State Fair, set August 13-23, will feature a custom mural designed and painted by a local artist. Individuals are invited to submit their own designs for the 12×16-ft. mural, which will be completed throughout the Fair in the Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center. To enter, submit an…

National Public Health Week is observed April 6-12

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins its local and national partners in recognizing National Public Health Week April 6 through 12. But what exactly is ‘public health?’ According to its formal definition, public health is the science of protecting the safety and improving the health of communities through education, policy making and research…