Southeast Iowa Museum Crawl

Celebrate Iowa Museum Week with a trip back through time. The second annual Southeast Iowa Museum Crawl, which will take…

Iowa DARE Day Honors Students Making Health Choices

DES MOINES – Governor Terry E. Branstad proclaimed today Iowa DARE Day, and more than 100 middle school students, educators, law enforcement instructors and other officials marked the occasion by attending a ceremony at the Wallace State Office Building near the Iowa Capitol.   “Drug use, bullying and other harmful behaviors can pose serious risks,…

Ottumwa Receives $10,000 Planning Grant From Iowa College Aid

Grant funds local efforts in Iowa communities to increase college attainment. Des Moines, IA, April 14, 2015 – The Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid) today announced that United Way of Wapello County was awarded a $10,000 Planning Grant to support efforts to increase the college attainment rate in Ottumwa as part of…

State Treasury Invests in Iowa’s Economy

DES MOINES, IA (04/15/2015)(readMedia)– State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced that, as a result of Tuesday’s online auction, $61.6 million will be deposited in thirty-two banks across the state. The state will receive an average rate of return of 0.2% on these six-month certificates of deposit. “We use an auction format offering state deposits to…

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…