Skateboard and Bicycle Safety

Parents of youth who skate or bike are asked to remind their children about these ‘rules of the road.’    Skateboards,…

Growing Wapello Together

You Are Invited! Event:  Riverfront Renaissance Public Input Meeting Date:   Tuesday, July 22 Time:   Doors open 5:00, program begins 5:30 p.m. Location:   Bridge…

Ottumwa Symphony Board to host “Sips in the Summer”

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OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors is inviting the public to attend “Sips in the Summer” on Friday, July 11. The evening of music, silent and live auctions and a delightful selection of heavy appetizers and summer cocktails will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ottumwa Country Club. An exciting…

Opening Day Excitement at the Iowa State Fair

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Opening Day Excitement at the Iowa State Fair DES MOINES, IA (06/26/2014)(readMedia)– On Opening Day of the Iowa State Fair, August 7, Fairgoers can enjoy an early-bird special offer and have the chance to win cash prizes and concert packages, all before Noon. “Nothing Compares” to this year’s Fair, set for August 7-17. Fairgoers can…

Independence Day Food Safety Tips

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IDPH offers advice for picnics and cookouts Independence Day will be celebrated with fireworks, parades and picnics. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans to keep food safety in mind as they grill those hot dogs, brats, and burgers. “When large gatherings like holiday-related picnics and meals happen, we typically hear about people…

151st Davis County Fair: July 15th – 20th in Bloomfield

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151st Davis County Fair: July 15th – 20th in Bloomfield   Free Gate Free Parking   Grandstand Entertainment: Harness Races Tractor Pull, Enduro Cross Offroad Event FREE Concert by James Carothers & Morgan Frazier Car Races Demo Derby   Free daily shows by Chris Clark Bicycle Stuntman and Mario Manzini the Magician   4H and…

Canada Goose Roundup This Week

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  June 24, 2014 – Ottumwa, Iowa – The City of Ottumwa has requested the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to reduce the Canada goose population in the vicinity of the Ottumwa City Park. The IDNR’s involvement is due to legal requirements with both federal and state migratory waterfowl law. A goose roundup will occur…

IDPH Expands Nicotine Replacement Therapy Offer

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Eight weeks of NRT available The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is announcing an expansion of the free nicotine replacement program launched last year for Iowans who enroll in Quitline Iowa. The current offer has been extended beginning July 1. Any participant who enrolls in the no-cost program is eligible for eight weeks of…