Local News

Plans to construct a pedestrian trail corridor under highway 34 is one step closer to reality following last night’s city council meeting. The council approved a resolution approving a professional services ...

October 21, 2014 – Ottumwa, Iowa – The Jefferson Street Viaduct will be closed to traffic and pedestrians Saturday, October 25th. The City’s Public Works Department will be spraying linseed oil on the ...

The administrative offices of the Ottumwa School District will change locations. Superintendent of schools, Dr. Davis Eidahl says the offices will be moved to the second floor of the Agassiz school building. Eidahl ...

 Jesse Clawson  Kenneth Miskimins A 27 year old Ottumwa man is back in custody following his arrest Monday. The Wapello County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jesse James Clawson Monday afternoon at the ...

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

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 ...

JEANETTE CURTIS, 92, formerly of Ottumwa Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home