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Message Monday - Let's talk turkey, 36% of fatalities involve alcohol

Monday, November 19, 2018

To keep things friendly and light, what are the two things you typically avoid talking about at family gatherings? Most people would say religion and politics because those topics tend to stir up strong feelings and possible disagreements. But what happens when Uncle Joe is enjoying his time at Thanksgiving with a few drinks, and you’re worried how it may impact his drive home? Whether you are hosting a celebration, or simply a guest, don’t be afraid to have the...

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Iowa 149 Bridge Over Cedar Creek north of Ottumwa to reopen second week of December

Monday, November 19, 2018

CHARITON, Iowa – Nov. 19, 2018 – Construction work on the Iowa 149 bridge over Cedar Creek between 170th and 180th streets north of Ottumwa is nearing completion. The Iowa Department of Transportation anticipates the roadway will reopen to traffic the second week of December, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office. The Iowa 149 bridge over Cedar Creek has been closed and traffic detoured since June 2018 when the old bridge was removed to...

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