Local News

On April 26, 2014, at approximately 9:22 p.m., the Ottumwa Police Department responded to South McDonald’s, located at 222 Richmond, Ottumwa, IA. Upon arrival, Cory Long and Brittany Songer reported to police ...

A house in Ottumwa was damaged following a fire  Tuesday evening.  The fire was reported at 122 Fellows. Fire Department officials say when firemen arrived on the scene flames were seen coming from several ...

Ottumwa, IA, August 25, 2014: Ottumwa Leadership Academy is busy preparing for its 2014-2015 academy class. “We are kicking-off our third year of Ottumwa Leadership Academy and couldn’t be more pleased with how ...

Jeff Emery a spokes person for the Wapello County 4-H Expo says a number of steps were taken to eliminate odor from livestock during this summer’s 4-H Expo held at Bridge View Center. The subject came up ...

Local Sports

The Ottumwa High boys and girls cross country teams were scheduled to open the 2014 season at Marshalltown on Thursday, but that meet has been postponed.  A make-up date has yet to be announced. The OHS harriers ...

Rainy weather isn’t enough to normally stop a football game (although lightning is a different story), so high school football teams across the state are ready to kick off the 2014 season this week.  The ...

The persistent rains this week across the state, which could extend into the weekend, may create problems for football fans looking for places to park at both Iowa and Iowa State.  The University of Iowa has issued ...

A group of Ottumwa High Softball supporters is circulating a petition this week, asking the board of education to save Huston Field.  The longtime home field of OHS Softball, named after head coach Frank Huston, is ...

Obituaries

JOYCE MASTERS, 75, of 740 Grace St. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday (today) at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.

MARY SHORT, 84, formerly of 205 Taft Ave. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday (today) at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society, P.O. Box 1149, ...

KEITH PICKRELL, 79, of 102 N. Johnson Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday (today) at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery w/ military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 of the American ...

BOB HAMMOND, 59, of 24291 136th St. Graveside services and burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Thompson Cemetery, west of Unionville, MO. Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday (today) at Reece Funeral Home with ...