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VIOLA CARNES, 93 of Ottumwa Graveside services and burial will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ottumwa Cemetery with Pastor Suzie Swahn of First Christian Church officiating. Reece Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

LINDA LUKE, 67, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Loyd Osborn officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the ...

GREG “Grumpy” SONGER, 62, of Ottumwa His body has been cremated. Visitation with the family present will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home. There will be a Masonic service held at 7:30 p.m. ...

Warren Edgar Beatty, 88, of Keosauqua died at 4:15 P.M. Monday March 2, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren, Keosauqua.  He was born April 8, 1926 on the family farm north of Keosauqua to Roy and Willa Viola ...

City Hall elevator to get repairs

A complete make over of the elevator at City Hall is a step closer to reality following action taken by the Ottumwa City Council last night. The council approved a resolution awarding a contract for the City Hall ...

The Iowa Department of Revenue has been made aware of a potential scam targeting Iowa taxpayers. The scam begins through an automated phone call that displays on caller ID as being from 515-281-3114. That phone ...

Done Deal!

(Ottumwa)— It’s official!  The canteen in the alley in downtown Ottumwa has been sold.  In an exclusive interview with Ottumwa Radio News, Shirley McBeth revealed the popular sandwich shop has been sold to ...

Ottumwa Generating Station providing cleaner energy for Iowans

OTTUMWA, Iowa – March 2, 2015 – Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility recently completed projects at the Ottumwa Generating Station (OGS) that are reducing emissions and making Iowa’s air cleaner. Local and state ...

Mumford and Sons apparently will not be performing in Ottumwa any time soon. Ottumwa Radio news has learned the Grammy Award winning British folk rock band will give a performance at Wartburg College in Waverly, ...

Mark Allen Yochum, 53, of Batavia and formerly of Eldon, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Visitation will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 ...

“Freezin’ for a Reason”- The first annual 2015 Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics will be held Saturday, March 28th at 1:00 P.M. in Greater Ottumwa Park, hosted by the Wapello County ...

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 ...

Can Do open for business

It is called the Can Do, and, it is open for business now, for the redemption of bottles and cans that are redeemable for a nickel. Located at 225 South Benton with a sign on Gateway Drive, the redemption center ...

Vacancies on City Boards and Commissions

Jody Gates of the City’s Health and Inspections Department said that several vacancies on City Boards and Committees exist right now, and that this would be an ideal way for citizens to become involved with ...

Ottumwa Icon up for sale

  An Ottumwa icon that has survived many changes in the City’s landscape for years, is up For Sale. The Canteen, home of the original “loose meat hamburger”, and known to a lot of patrons ...

John Deere Ottumwa Works launches new line

Seven new large square balers made at the John Deere Ottumwa Works plant are on their way to Idaho after being introduced in Ottumwa this morning.  The balers are the first new product line built at the Ottumwa ...

Joel Pedersen, superintendent of Cardinal Community School District, is the 2015 Iowa Fine Arts Administrator of the Year as selected by the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education and School Administrators of Iowa. “I ...

Diversity Conference

OTTUMWA — The 11th annual Diversity Conference will take place on the Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa campus on Friday, Mar. 20, from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The day will include two keynote speakers and ...

John Deere Ottumwa Works is making its first shipment of its new large square balers on Wednesday, Feb. 25th. These new balers are the first new product line built at the John Deere Ottumwa factory in 20 years. ...

February 24, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The City of Ottumwa’s Snow Emergency Ordinance will be placed into effect at 7 AM on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.  Residents are reminded that while the Snow ...

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 ...