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Local News 6.15.2018

Democratic Party nominee for Governor Fred Hubbell is traveling to Knoxville for a meet and greet at Corigliano’s Pizza on Wednesday, June 20th.  Hubbell will be traveling with his nominee for Lieutenant Governor, who will be announced at the State Democratic Convention tomorrow in Des Moines. The meet and greet is open to the public, beginning at 11am.

A special presentation about the construction of the Lake Red Rock Dam is highlighted among the programs available at the lake this weekend.  Park Ranger Tracy Spry says information and photos from the nearly 50-year history of the dam will be shown to those who attend.  The program begins at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Red Rock Visitor Center.

While northern and central Iowa have faced heavy rains in the past week, southeastern Iowa took a step into severe drought.  The U.S. Drought Monitor’s assessment was released Thursday morning and, for the first time, it showed portions of the area in more than moderate drought conditions. Most of Davis County is now in severe drought, along with significant portions of Wapello, Appanoose and Van Buren counties. There was some irony in the timing. Ottumwa received nearly an inch of rain from storms that hit about the time the new map was released, the most since May 2. A second round between 11 a.m. and noon pushed the total to more than 1.66 inches.



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