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2024 Explore Mahaska County Guide Now Available

The Mahaska Chamber & Development Group’s Tourism Committee is pleased to announce the publication of the 2024 Explore Mahaska County guide. Inside the guide, readers...

OFD Responds to Two Weekend Fires

The Ottumwa Fire Department responded to a pair of fires over the weekend, according to the city of Ottumwa. On Friday, crews from the Ottumwa...

DNR Recommends to Stop Pruning Oak Trees Soon

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is recommending to finish pruning oak trees immediately to prevent the spread of oak wilt. “Typically, we suggest...

Governor Reynolds Visits Ottumwa Schools

The Ottumwa Community School District hosted Governor Reynolds, several state representatives, and area superintendents on Thursday, February 22 at Gateway High School. Engaging with...

City of Fairfield Announces Grant for Pleasant Lake Restoration

The city of Fairfield received a REAP Open Spaces Grant through the Iowa DNR to continue habitat restoration work at Pleasant Lake. With the assistance...

Fairfield Women’s Club to Host Lasagna Luncheon

The Fairfield Women's Club is inviting the public to lunch at the historic McElhinney House. The club's Annual Lasagna Luncheon will be held on Tuesday,...

Iowans Between 25-35 Needed for Lung Study

RADIO IOWA - Hundreds of Iowa millennials are being asked to volunteer for a new American Lung Association study which will try to determine...

Rathbun Lake to Conduct One-Day Test Release

Officials plan to conduct a one-day test release from Rathbun Lake later this spring. As part of the detailed design process for the Rathbun...

NWS: Red Flag Warning, Burning Not Advised for Monday

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for most of Iowa due to potentially dangerous conditions that could lead to fires. Record high...

Iowa’s Largest Sycamore Heavily Damaged by Fire, Officials Searching for Answers

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is asking the public for any information as to the cause of a suspicious fire at Geode State...