Local News

Ottumwa Mayor Tom Lazio is touting a recent trip by an Ottumwa delegation to the Nation’s Capital as a very positive experience. Mayor Lazio, along with City Administrator Joe Helfenberger, Public Works ...

The City of Ottumwa has closed the bridge in Wildwood Park for an indefinite period of time. City Officials closed the structure this morning around 8 A.M., after discovering a “hole” in the floor of the ...

Vandalism suspected in OHS fire

Vandalism is suspected in a small fire at the Ottumwa High School this morning. School Officials note that the fire was quickly extinguished, and only minor damage to a toilet paper dispenser, and a bathroom divider ...

The Wapello County Health Fair is this Saturday at the YMCA. Activities include a pancake breakfast for $3, Dizzy the Clown will do Dizzercise with the kids, free chair massages, free H.Pyloric tests, free games ...

Local Sports
Ottumwa Legion Baseball: 2 Walkoff Wins

Ottumwa’s American Legion baseball team was in the business of breaking hearts Saturday afternoon at Legion Memorial Field.  Post No. 3 earned a pair of walkoff wins, coming from behind twice to beat Johnston ...

ISU’s Hoiberg Has Successful Heart Surgery

(the following is a release from Iowa State University) Iowa State men’s basketball head coach Fred Hoiberg underwent successful open heart surgery to replace his aortic valve on Friday, April 17 at the Mayo ...

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 ...

Obituaries

DOROTHY DEITCH, 70, of 143 N. Ward Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home.  Family visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Memorials may be made to the family

MARY MARDELLE DECKER, 95, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the family present one ...

MYRTLE REBOL, 89, formerly of Ottumwa Graveside services and inurnment will be 2 p.m. Friday at Shaul Cemetery Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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 ...