Local News

October 23, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –   Local motorists are advised that Pennsylvania Avenue is now open to traffic from Court out to the city limits.   Work continues at the intersection of Pennsylvania ...

Ottumwa, Iowa – Oct. 23, 2014 – The Iowa Tourism Office and Travel Federation of Iowa lauded Ottumwa and Wapello County for the “Outstanding Niche Market Initiative” at the annual Iowa Tourism Awards on Oct. ...

Residents in the area are invited to take part in a Day of Unity set for Friday in Ottumwa. The Crisis Center in Ottumwa is inviting everyone to join them in Central Park tomorrow afternoon near the Ottumwa Public ...

OTTUMWA— The district’s Prime Time Youth Care program will be moving to a new home in November. Due to the district’s board office moving out of the McCarroll Drive location, PTYC will now provide north side ...

Local Sports

OTTUMWA: At 2-2 in the district, the Bulldogs are tied for third place with Iowa City High, one game behind Muscatine (3-1) for second place. Cedar Rapids Prairie (1-3) is a game back in fifth place. If Ottumwa ...

The Des Moines East football team, which was scheduled to host Ames High on Friday night, was forced to forfeit the contest Friday afternoon by the Iowa High School Athletic Association.  Reports from multiple ...

What sticks out about University of Iowa women’s basketball senior Sam Logic? Receiving eight stiches before returning to play against Syracuse? Four career triple-doubles in points, assists, and rebounds? ...

Texas may be in rebuilding mode right now but the advantages the Longhorns have in terms of resources make it only a matter of time until winning football returns to Austin. Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads says it is ...

Obituaries

William Elmer Hixson, 72, of Ottumwa, IA passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ...

Candy Sue Carter, 44, of Batavia passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 at her home. As were her wishes, she will be cremated with a Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the ...

MARY LAKIN, 93, of West Des Moines, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday (today) at St. Mary of the Visitation with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Mary of the ...

DARRELL ADAMS, 68, of 1011 Ingersoll His body has been cremated. Graveside services and inurnment will be 10 a.m. Friday at Ottumwa Cemetery. Military services will be conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 ...