Local News

(Ottumwa)— The Ottumwa Police Department is asking for the public’s help in regards to an incident that occurred Tuesday afternoon. Police Chief Tom McAndrew says shortly after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday police ...

OTTUMWA – There are still slots available for the Tech Camp being hosted by Indian Hills Community College the week of July 28. Students entering seventh through tenth grades have until noon on Thursday, July 24, ...

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that the City of Eddyville will receive $1,030,636 to improve the capacity of the stormwater system that drains to a levee to protect the city from the ...

At approximately 1:21 a.m., Monday July 21st, 2014 the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a shooting at 4367 91st Ave, which is approximately 4 miles southwest of Ottumwa.  Upon arrival ...

Local Sports

The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont softball team is playing in its second-ever state tournament this week, but the #5 Rockets looked like seasoned veterans Tuesday, knocking off #15 Alburnett 5-1 in the Class 2A ...

Five area high school baseball teams have earned the right to play for a berth in the 2014 state tournament, with at least one team respresenting southeast Iowa in every class.  The region is guaranteed to have at ...

Iowa State head football coach Paul Rhoads met the press Tuesday morning at this year’s Big 12 Media Days.  The sixth-year head man for Cyclone football addressed a wide variety of topics. On his quarterback ...

University of Iowa junior Jarrod Uthoff has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for the 2013-14 season. The distinction recognizes collegiate basketball student-athletes who ...

Obituaries

William H. Helmick, 94 of Eldon, formerly of Ottumwa and Altoona, Iowa, went to be with his heavenly father on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his home in Eldon.  Funeral services will be held Friday, July 25, 2014 at ...

Cheryl Joan Griffin, age 67, passed away July 7, 2014 at University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Iowa City, IA. Memorial services will be held 11:00 am, Friday, July 11, 2014 at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor ...

BRANDY PRYOR, 39, of 150 S. Fellows Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 6 ...

DONALD AVERY, 83, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion and ...