Local News

OTTUMWA— Superintendent Davis Eidahl updated the Board of Education on district facilities at Monday’s Board work session. The sale of the Wildwood Elementary School building “fell through,” he told the ...

(Burlington)— A southeast Iowa man was killed early Thursday morning following a two vehicle crash at the intersection of 220th Avenue and Mediapolis road in Des Moines County. The Iowa State Patrol ...

It was a standing room crowd in the council chamber of City Hall last night, as the Ottumwa League of Voters held a candidate forum.  Most of those on hand for the event were there to hear how incumbent state ...

Eldon—Join the American Gothic House Center for a special presentation by Michael Zahs on Sunday, November 9 at 1:00pm inside the American Gothic House.  The program will explain how cloth bags and the ...

Local Sports

Of the eight area high school football teams competing in the first round Wednesday night, three advanced to Monday’s second round.  All three of the winning teams played at home Wednesday. In Class A, Pekin ...

After working late into the night, the Iowa High School Athletic Association announced the 2014 first-round playoff matchups for football early Saturday morning.  The eight area schools which made this year’s ...

The football teams from both Ottumwa High and Twin Cedars High had a chance to earn a playoff berth Friday night, on the final night of the regular season.  Both teams accomplished that goal, but in vastly ...

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 ...

Obituaries

William Elmer Hixson, 72, of Ottumwa, IA passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ...

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 ...