Local News
American Gothic Quilts

The American Gothic House Center is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibit “American Gothic” in Stitches:  Quilts inspired by the famous painting. The exhibition will feature nine works by skilled quilters ...

(Gallery) House fire north of Ottumwa

A fire just north of Ottumwa kept local fire departments busy this afternoon. The Ottumwa, Agency, Hedrick, and Wapello County fire departments all responded to a home on Bladensburg road that was fully engulfed ...

The Iowa Senate passed a bill legalizing marijuana for medical use Wednesday by one vote 26-19. Republican Senator Brad Zaun of Urbandale joined 25 Democrats in voting for the bill, while one Democrat, Todd Bowman ...

Red Cross offers new all-in-one emergency app

Whether you need to find immediate shelter in a flash flood, you need to know what to do in an earthquake or you want to learn how to give a dog C-P-R, a new all-encompassing emergency smart phone app is available. ...

Local Sports
IHCC Schedules Meet & Greet For New Hoops Coach

(release courtesy of IHCC Athletics) Indian Hills basketball fans are invited to meet new head coach Hank Plona at an event next week. The IHCC coach, hired this week to take over at Indian Hills after four years ...

OHS Track: Boys Win Don Newell Classic

The Ottumwa High boys track and field team defended its home turf Tuesday night, winning the 66th annual Don Newell Classic Tuesday night at Schaefer Stadium.  The Bulldog boys finished with 150 points, 13 points ...

Ottumwa’s Leffler Signs With Ellsworth CC

Ottumwa High basketball player Devin Leffler signed a letter of intent Tuesday to play for Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls.  Leffler became the second Bulldog hoops standout to sign a letter of intent in ...

IHCC Names New Basketball Coach

The Indian Hills basketball team has its new head coach.  IHCC confirmed to Ottumwa Radio Monday morning that Hank Plona, who was on the coaching staff at IHCC for one season, will take over the Warrior ...

Obituaries

ALBERTA APPLEGATE, 89, of 102 W. Finley Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Friday with the family present form 4 to 6 ...

ELAINE UTTERBACK, 57, of 16767 Whiskey Ridge Rd. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Friday with the family present from 5 ...

ALICE SKINNER, 84, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home.  Graveside services and burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Scott Township Cemetery in Winfield Visitation begins at 10 ...

Neil Charles Doyle, age 84, of Fairfield, passed away January 6, 2015 at University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Per Neil’s wishes, he has been cremated. A memorial service to honor the life of Neil Doyle will ...