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Local News 4.24.2018

High school girls from Albia, Centerville, Davis County, Eddyville-Blakesburg and Cardinal school districts will swim for Ottumwa High School during the 2018-2019 school year, the Ottumwa school board decided Monday night.  Two weeks ago Athletic Director Scott Maas brought the issue of sharing agreements before the board after rumors that OHS would no longer have a cooperative activity sharing agreement with other districts for the swim team raised the ire of some parents. At issue was a concern that students from other districts would prevent swimmers from Ottumwa from being on the team.  Despite some concerns the sharing agreement was approved unanimously; Ottumwa currently has eight students from other districts competing on its swim teams.

Do you have unused prescription medication sitting around the house that you’d like to dispose of safely?  If so mark you calendars – this Saturday multiple local law enforcement agencies will participate in a national program aimed to curb pill abuse and theft.  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Pella Police Department, Monroe Police Department, and Melcher-Dallas Police Department are all collecting expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Pella Police Lt. Paul Haase says the program is intended to keep prescriptions from falling into the wrong hands.

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