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01/17/2020 - 1:55pm
Leanord Andeway celebrated his 90th birthday on Wed. Jan 15 at his home. He was born in 1930 and grew up in the Ollie area. He and his wife Elaine live in Richland. He has 4 children: Denise Nelson (deceased), Suzanne Andeway of Boston, MA, Jeff (Mary) Andeway of Hedrick, Kelly Andeway of Rubio. He has many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Leonard farmed and then started his own Carpentry (...
01/08/2020 - 12:26pm
A crowded special election ballot will greet voters of the Pekin School District on Jan. 21, as the district prepares to hold a special election to fill two vacancies on the Pekin School Board. Five candidates filed to run for two vacant seats on the board, with three filing for the at-large seat, and two for the director district five. In the at-...
12/19/2019 - 7:31am
A Harper teen is in custody after authorities allege he had improper sexual contact with an 11-year-old between 2015 and 2017. Isaiah Michael Dean Johnson, 19, was formally charged with second-degree sexual abuse on Dec. 5. According to a criminal complaint filed in Keokuk County District court, the improper contact occurred between the 2015-2016...
12/18/2019 - 2:31pm
Nearly 200 years ago, in 1816, a young priest by the name of Joseph Mohr created the text to a Christmas carol that still is sung with reverence each year. Mohr penned his words in the form of a poem in Mariapfarr in the Lungau region of Salzberg, Austria, where he was living at the time. Mohr’s words sat only on paper until December 1818...
12/18/2019 - 2:28pm
Trying to find an experience that you hope will bolster your career in the future is sometimes a difficult process – particularly in a smaller community. Even more so if you want to get into the publishing business and the opportunities locally are thin. Lisa Spoelstra was not deterred by that idea. She approached R.D. Keep, the editor of...
12/18/2019 - 2:26pm
The Oskaloosa police office investigating a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block of South Market St. in Oskaloosa near a Casey’s General Store Friday resulted in the arrest of an Ottumwa man and recovered a stolen vehicle. According to a press release from the Oskaloosa Police on Dec. 13, at approximately 12:18 a.m., a member of the Oskaloosa...
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