Local News

Ottumwa Fire Chief Tony Miller said today that Ottumwa’s new one-million dollar fire truck will probably NOT be delivered until January 2015. The truck is an aerial vehicle that will reach the top of Ottumwa’s ...

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has filed a number of charges against Tyler Craig Lind, 28 years old, of Batavia.  On November 23, 2014 a Deputy Justin Smith responded to a complaint of someone spotlighting ...

Ottumwa Police responded to a 911 call from John Deere Ottumwa Works this Morning around 6:25 AM. A victim, apparently shot in the head on Madison Avenue, was brought to the John Deere Ottumwa Works, then taken to ...

At approximately 7:16 a.m., Monday August 11th, 2014 the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a death at 529 W. Elm St., Eldon, Iowa which is the Main Street Bait Shop in Eldon.  A male who was ...

Local Sports

University of Iowa senior running back Mark Weisman is one of three finalists for the fifth annual Burlsworth Trophy.  The award is presented annually to the outstanding football player in America who began his ...

Monday night’s high school girls basketball game in Keosauqua between Van Buren and Belle Plaine has been postponed.  Inclement weather caused Belle Plaine schools to dismiss early on Monday and forced the ...

A Winterset, Iowa teenager and a bank president from Pilger, Nebraska will be recognized for their remarkable acts of courage on Friday when the Iowa Hawkeyes entertain the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 2014 Hy-Vee ...

Iowa State senior tight end E.J. Bibbs has been invited to participate in the 2015 Reese’s Senior Bowl, one of college football’s oldest annual All-Star games. The Reese’s Senior Bowl is an all-star game ...

Obituaries

Herbert Wayne “PoDunk” McClure, 83, of Ottumwa, and formerly of Eldon, IA passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.  Funeral services will be held Monday, November 24, ...

Ernest Lee Sadler, 74, of Douds, and formerly of Eldon, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. As were his wishes, Ernie has been cremated with a Memorial ...

Caleb M. Couts, 42, of Keosauqua, until recently of Oskaloosa, died at 7:52 A.M. Monday November 3, 2014 at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  Arrangements are pending at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds.

GARY SHORT, 79, of 2831 Oak Meadow Dr. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post 775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post ...