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  1. Suicide attempt reveals safety gaps at Iowa mental hospitalRead the original story

    Feb 24, 2015 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    A mental hospital that Gov. Terry Branstad wants to close has fired three workers and made changes after a patient's attempted suicide revealed major safety gaps. Administrators at the Mental Health Institute in Mount Pleasant say three workers walked past a psychiatric patient who'd tied a bedsheet around his neck to a bathroom doorknob Oct. 19. They say all three should have stopped immediately to help the patient, who had a history of assaulting employees.

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  2. Dean StaffordRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    Glen Dean Stafford, 77, of Mount Pleasant died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

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  3. Mentally ill wait as hospitals struggle to find available bedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | KCRG

    ... without costly adaptations. Last month, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad proposed closing mental health institutes in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda to save $15.5 million next year. Human Services Director Charles Palmer said patients with more severe needs ...

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  4. Paul FordRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    Paul Iliff Ford, 78, of Mount Pleasant died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

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  5. State Representatives are pushing to keep mental health institute openRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2015 | Home

    Students from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant took their 7-thousand person petition to the governor's office in protest of the proposed closure. State Representative Dave Heaton says he has had meeting with the governor about keeping the facility open and says he hasn't heard any no's.

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  6. Fire destroys rural Mount Pleasant homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    Steve Hobson and Shea Noe lost their home and everything in it Saturday morning, but they were able to walk away with the o ... John Lovretta/The Hawk Eye Mount Pleasant firefighters, assisted by a team from New London, battled a fire at a rural Mount Pleasant home Saturday. Steve Hobson and Shea Noe's residence caught fire about 10:30 a.m., and it took firefighters more than an hour to knock down the blaze.

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  7. Xavier shuts down Mount PleasantRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    Seniors Kelsi Phipps and Hannah Becker led the Mount Pleasant High School girls basketball team in scoring this season, with 15.7 and 9.8 po ...

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  8. James E. "Chuck" DavisRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2015 | Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

    Funeral services for James E. "Chuck" Davis, age 93 of Mount Pleasant, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at the Bates-Cooper-Sloan Chapel.

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  9. A Shift in Culture : Students react to men's hoops successRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Central Michigan Life

    ... that next level and pushing and driving for it." This men's basketball team's performance has transformed Mount Pleasant into a town that pays attention to what is happening on the hardwood. "It's exciting to see that more people have pride," said ...

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  10. Union leader says layoffs planned at Iowa mental hospitalsRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2015 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    A union official says layoffs will begin in March at mental hospitals in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda despite efforts by some legislators to keep the centers open. Danny Homan, the president of Iowa's largest state employees union, told The Des Moines Register on Thursday that an administrator informed employees at the Mount Pleasant hospital that the first round of layoff notices will be distributed Monday and that those layoffs would take effect March 30. Homan says an administrator says layoffs would begin April 20 in Clarinda.

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  11. Iowa nursing students protest mental health facility closingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | KHQA-TV Quincy

    A group of nursing students from a private college in southeast Iowa are protesting the closing of a state mental health facility in Mount Pleasant. Students from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant visited with lawmakers Wednesday at the Capitol.

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  12. At the governor's doorstepRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    Nursing students from southeast Iowa protesting the closing of a state mental health facility in Mount Pleasant took their comp ... Josh Newell/The Hawk Eye Iowa Wesleyan College Junior Keegan Wells takes in the sights Wednesday at the Capitol building before presenting Gov. Terry Branstad's office with a petition to keep the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute open. Josh Newell/The Hawk Eye Iowa Wesleyan College Associate Professor Lisa Kongable, right, IWC junior Kaitlyn Dirth and Sen. Rich Taylor, D-Mount Pleasant, along with other students, present a petition to keep the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute open at the office of Gov. Terry Branstad Wednesday at the Iowa State Capitol.

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  13. Martha Van WinkleRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    Martha Jane Van Winkle, 85, of Mount Pleasant died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at New London Nursing and Rehab Center.

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  14. Leo PrestonRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    Leo Dean Preston, 75, of Mount Pleasant died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at his home.

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  15. Oskaloosa Wrestlers Shine in Districts sends 5 to State TournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | Osky News

    If you wrestle in the state of Iowa, one of your goals and dreams is to make it to the coveted Iowa State Tournament. For 5 Oskaloosa wrestlers, that goal and dream was accomplished this last Saturday in Mount Pleasant.

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  16. Iowa making plans to close 2 of its 4 mental institutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2015 | KCRG

    Closing some of Iowa's four state mental hospitals might be needed, but people who work in the field warn that any changes should be made carefully. Gov. Terry Branstad said last month he plans to close state mental institutions at Clarinda and Mount Pleasant and move any remaining patients to the other two state institutions this summer.

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  17. Is he listening?Read the original story

    Feb 15, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    No one supports the governor's decision to shutter two southern Iowa mental health centers, but he doesn't seem to care. We've bemoaned the decision by Gov. Terry Branstad to shutter the mental health facilities in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant.

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  18. Carol Blethen of Dover-Foxcroft receives PCE Grant from PEO SisterhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | Bangor Daily News

    ... funds and financial need. The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded January 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, IA, is a philanthropic and educational organization interested in brining women increased opportunities for higher education. There ...

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  19. Police log - Feb. 12. 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | The Washington Evening Journal

    An arrest is merely an accusation. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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  20. MHI closures raise concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | Hawk Eye

    ... ign to bring awareness to mental health issues and where you can sign the petition to stop the closure of the Mount Pleasant and Clarinda mental health institutes.

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