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Monday Aug 18 | The Fairfield Ledger

Paving approved in time for Heartland

The Jefferson County Supervisors approved the use of a Revitalize Iowa Sound Economy Grant to pave Nutmeg Avenue during the county's next construction season; this comes before Heartland Co-op's anticipated opening in the fall of 2015.

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Monday Aug 18 | Home

Authorities need your help in locating missing Ottumwa man

The Wapello County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing Ottumwa man.

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Monday Aug 18 | Home

Investigators still working homicide case of Eldon man

Last Monday, the owner of the Main Street Bait Shop in Eldon, 64-year-old Darrell Teeter, was found dead.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

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2. Police chase ends on Edina family's front lawn -- Christina McCauley did not expect to begin her Wednesday by finding police on her front porch.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Sex offender ordered back to transition program

A man who fled from a sex offender transition program in Cherokee, IA has been ordered to return to the program.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

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Fairfield man found guilty in death of his father

A Wapello County Jury has found a southeast Iowa man guilty in connection with a fatal crash that killed his father in December of 2012.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Fairfield Ledger

Suspicious death reported in Eldon

The Wapello County Sheriff's Office issued a press release Monday in which it stated the death is suspicious.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

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Eldon, Iowa death under investigation

UPDATE: The Wapello County Sheriff's Office has told KTVO a man was found dead at the Main Street Bait Shop in Eldon, Iowa.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

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Building robots at summer day camp

Although school hasn't started quite yet in Ottumwa, many students are still getting in a lot of learning this summer.

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KTIV-TV Sioux City

Man who fled sex offender transition program in Cherokee captured in Oklahoma

A man who fled from a sex offender transition program at the Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, Iowa has been apprehended in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Marshals arrest Iowa sex offender in Oklahoma

The Iowa Department of Human Services announced Friday that U.S. marshals apprehended Cory West on Thursday night at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, motel.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Fairfield Ledger

Watershed project benefits Wapello County

The success of the Buckeye Creek Water Quality Improvement and Flood Reduction Project in Wapello County underscores just how beneficial environmentally responsible land practices can be in Iowa.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Iowa, Agriculture, Science, Weather

Mon Aug 04, 2014

The Fairfield Ledger

Free Ol' Time Music Festival set in Eldon

The 18th annual Ol' Time Music Festival will take place Friday and Saturday at the Wapello County Fairgrounds in Eldon.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

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Fun-damental Science for Ottumwa kids

Local kids in first and second grade attending the summer day camp held by the Wapello County 4H Extension Office learned all about "Fun-damental Science" on Thursday.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

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Ottumwa community garden grows veggies and friendships

A new community garden in Ottumwa is not only providing vegetables for the community but new friendships as well.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Ottumwa, IA, Life, Food, Vegetables

Sat Jul 26, 2014

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Cardinal School District and city of Eldon install new outdoor warning system

Cardinal Schools are far enough away from town that it required its own siren in order to be effective.

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Related Topix: Weather, Ottumwa, IA, Entertainment

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Sheriff doesn't anticipate charges

Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar said today that he had told jailer Jason Tinnes that they would have to have a talk after the Seth Techel court hearing is over, but today Dunbar said that no charges against Tinnes are planned.

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