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Simpson College could receive as much as $1.4 million to help deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with $726,525 going for emergency student aid, according to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Indianola city manager Ryan Waller said Friday that Indianola gained five cases of the coronavirus within the city limits and three in the fire district, moving the city to a total of 149 cases in Indianola and 37 in the city's fire district.

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Warren County gained three cases of COVID-19, climbing to a total of 527 between Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday at 6 p.m., according to the Iowa Department of Public Health web site.

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Although the National Balloon Classic was cancelled last week, about 20 pilots got a classic flight Friday — taking off from Simpson College — the spot where ballooning first came to Indianola 50 years ago.