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Local News 9.19.2017

Folks in Texas were recently hit with a flood of water from Hurricane Harvey; now they’re about to get hit by a flood of love thanks to students at Jefferson Intermediate School in Pella.  Teacher Matt Raucsh, a former resident of Dickinson, Texas, says students and staff are sending a “Flood of Love” to a district in Texas, which includes $1,800 raised by the school and dozens of green hearts containing encouraging notes from 4th – 6th graders at the school. 

The Color Blast 5k fun run and walk isn’t the only race this weekend in south central Iowa – the 7th annual “Nana Jana” 5k fun run is also taking place this Saturday at the Dan D Farm five miles south of Knoxville.   Each year runners take part in the event to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Creator of the run Dan Dennison says the run started seven years ago after the passing of his wife from ovarian cancer. Dennison says at that time they were doing a corn maze and figured a fun run would be a good way to bring awareness to ovarian cancer. The run begins at 9 a.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.

A driver involved in An early morning accident north of Ottumwa was killed last Thursday – Around 1 AM on the morning of September 14, the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a single motor vehicle accident on Hwy 63 northeast of Ottumwa.  Upon arrival Deputies located a 1997 Isuzu Trooper in the median on its top – Leslie Palmer Lane Age 59 of Fairfield, IA. Lane was deceased at the scene.