Local News
Radioshack is gone

A long standing store in the Quincy Place Mall is in it’s final days of business. The Radio Shack store was seen on Saturday nearly empty. Workers were selling off everything including the display cases and ...

The Eddyville Raceway Park brought several local racers to the Quincy Place Mall on Saturday. Gerald Cramer, owner of the Eddyville Raceway Park, says that the event is a good chance for locals to learn about the ...

families show up for trout release

Trout fishing drew a crowd in Ottumwa Park Saturday afternoon. Anglers were catching trout from last fall’s release long before the 2,000 new inhabitants were released. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources ...

Several brave souls got cold for a cause Saturday Afternoon. Freezin’ for a Reason, the 2015 polar plunge to benefit the Special Olympics in Iowa was this weekend at the Jimmy Jones Shelter. Teams took turns ...

Local Sports
Ottumwa’s Young Chooses Loras

Ottumwa High basketball player Nic Young, who led the Bulldogs to their most successful season in six years, signed a letter of intent this week to play for Loras College in Dubuque. Young, who came to Ottumwa as a ...

IHCC Hoops Coach Resigns

OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College (Monday) announced the resignation of head basketball coach John Wardenburg, who was in his first year as head coach of the IHCC program. The Warriors ended the ...

Iowa Begins Spring Ball Without Rudock

University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz told reporters on Wednesday that the Hawkeyes will approach the first day of spring practice with an open mind and open competition. The open competition is ...

Ottumwa Schools to host meet and greets for athletic director finalists

The Ottumwa Community Schools will host four separate opportunities for the public to meet the finalists for the athletic director position. The current director, Tom Kopatich, will retire from Ottumwa Schools at ...

Obituaries

DELMER KING, 77, of Ottumwa Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with inurnment in Shaul Cemetery The family will be present from 9 a.m. Monday to the time of the service Memorials may ...

JAMES BENEDICT, 71, of 2326 E. Main Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday Cremation will follow the visitation.  Graveside service and inurnment ...

ORVILLE HEADLEY Jr., 69, of Ottumwa Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home.  The family will be present one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland ...

Sarah Louise Rogers, 86, of Eldon passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield, IA. As were her wishes, her body has been cremated. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, ...