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…

Meet and Greet at Bridge View Center Monday April 6th

On Monday, April 6, 2015, The new directors of the Ottumwa Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Abby Kisling, Bridge View Center’s Scott Hallgren, as well as past director of the Bridge View Center Larry Gawronski will be having a meet and greet from 4:30-6pm in the main lobby of Bridge View Center. Everyone is invited…

March winners of the Spirit of the Community Award announced

Congratulations to Chris and Tomi Jo Day, the winners of the Spirit of the Community Award!! Chris and Tomi Jo were in line to pay for groceries when the family ahead of them discovered they were short on cash to complete their order. Chris and Tomi Jo paid the remaining balance for the family.  Chris…

Iowa State Fair Grandstand Tickets on Sale April 18

DES MOINES, IA (03/27/2015)(readMedia)– Tickets for the much-anticipated Iowa State Fair Grandstand shows will go on sale Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets. The 2015 line-up is presented by U.S. Cellular. In addition to the previously-announced star-studded line-up, ROCK-A-THON starring: Dee Snider, Dokken, Warrant, Firehouse and Eddie Trunk will take the…

Libertyville Little League Pancake Breakfast/ Bake Sale/ Silent Auction

The Libertyville Little League will be sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast/ Bake Sale/ Silent Auction on Saturday, April 4th, at the Libertyville Elementary School. The free will donation breakfast will start at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 11 am. The bake sale will be held from 8:00- 11am.  The auction starts at 8am.  Little League teams…

When Gambling Becomes More than a Game, No One Wins

March Madness winners and losers should be limited to basketball court   Cries of despair could be heard across Iowa this past week as first the Iowa State Cyclones, then the Iowa Hawkeyes and finally the University of Northern Iowa Panthers were eliminated from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Upsets and bracket busters are all…