Local News
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee to hold information meeting

The South-Central Iowa Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee invites interested members of the community to join them for more information about raising awareness, funds and helping those who battle Alzheimer’s and ...

Snow Emergency Declared for weekend snowfall

In anticipation of snowfall this weekend, the City of Ottumwa’s Snow Emergency Ordinance will be placed into effect at 7 PM on Saturday, February 28, 2015.   While the Snow Emergency is declared, no parking ...

STEM Conference

OTTUMWA — The second Iowa Farm Bureau STEM Career Conference for 2014-15 will be held on the Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa campus on Monday, Mar. 2.  Over 70 STEM teachers, administrators and school ...

New Fire Truck

Costing a little over one million dollars, Ottumwa will take delivery on its newest piece of firefighting equipment, on Monday afternoon of next week. Ottumwa Fire Chief Tony Miller said today that construction on ...

Local Sports
Bulldog Bowlers Compete at State

The Ottumwa High girls and boys bowling teams wrapped up their seasons Wednesday morning, competing in the 2015 Class 3A State Bowling Tournament in Des Moines. The Bulldog girls came up just short in their quest ...

Due to the impending snowstorm, the Region 11 playoff basketball game between Indian Hills and Marshalltown Community College scheduled for tonight has been postponed.  The game has been rescheduled for Thursday ...

The Ottumwa High girls and boys basketball teams wrapped up a season of rapid improvement by earning a combined nine selections for the 2015 All-CIML Metro Conference teams.  Each squad had a unanimous pick to the ...

University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced Monday that Trey Dickerson has decided to transfer and has been granted a full release from his scholarship. “We appreciate the ...

Obituaries

CAROLYN CRAWFORD, 72, of Hedrick Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Brooks Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 10 a.m. Wednesday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. ...

FLOYD STILES, 90, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion and Walter B. ...

LARRY YORK, 71, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Darby Cemetery near Lancaster, MO. Visitation will start at 10 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 6 to 8 ...

MARY KAYE KROPF, 73, of Ottumwa Her body has been cremated. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church in Ottumwa. The family will be present one hour prior to the service to greet ...