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RALPH WOODARD, 81, of 16 Schwartz Dr. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Visitation begins after 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral ...

BETTY ADAMSON, 82, of #4 Friendly Lane Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at North Court Baptist Church. Burial will be in Agency Cemetery. Memorials may be made to North Court Baptist Church or Hospice ...

MARY DONNELLY, 86, of Ottumwa Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home The family will be present one hour prior to the service Memorials may be made to Ottumwa Public Library, Heartland ...

ROGER WILLHOIT, 55, of rural Ottumwa Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wapello County Chapter of ...

June 25, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa – The Independence Day holiday falls on a Friday this year.   There are a number of changes to the weekly trash and recycling collection program the week of the ...

The family of Michael Chrisman is asking for the public’s help in searching for the Ottumwa man who has not been seen since Monday evening when he was swimming with friends on the Des Moines River in the ...

OTTUMWA— An Ottumwa High School alumni will return to Ottumwa as the district’s new Chief Financial Officer for Business Operations. Alex Barr will begin his duties on July 14, overseeing the district’s $70 ...

Ottumwa, IA, June 25, 2014: Ottumwa Leadership Academy is excited to announce Sue Meadows as Dean for the 2014-2015 academy year. This volunteer position, appointed annually by the Advisory Board, directs the ...

June 24, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The City of Ottumwa has requested the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to reduce the Canada goose population in the vicinity of the Ottumwa City Park.  The IDNR’s ...

A southeast Iowa man has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse and one count of lascivious acts with a child. 69 year old Roger Mendez of Fort Madison entered the pleas last Friday.  Mendez was arrested ...

On Monday June 20th, 2014 @ approximately 7:40 p.m. the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that an adult male had gone into the Des Moines River near the Cliffland Park River Access and had not ...

A Marine from Cedar Rapids, with family ties in Ottumwa, has been killed in combat in Afghanistan. Television station KCRG in Cedar Rapids reports, according to the Department of Defense, 25 year old Lance Cpl. ...

On the evening of June 19th, 2014 Sheriff’s Deputies received information, stolen property was possibly located at an address in Ottumwa & 1 address in Chillicothe. Sheriff’s Deputies obtained a Search ...

(Update) – Authorities in Fairfield have now identified the pilot killed in a light plane crash Sunday morning at the Fairfield airport. Jefferson County Attorney Timothy Dille says the experimental ...

(Bloomfield)— No on was injured following a fire in Bloomfield Thursday afternoon. The fire was reported shortly before 1:00 p.m. on Davis Street in Bloomfield.  The property is owned by Deb ...

The Wapello County Fair has new queen.  During ceremonies held last night at the fairgrounds McKenzie Jenson was crowned this year’s fair queen.She was among six contestants vying for the title. McKenzie is the ...

An 18 year old Mahaska County teen is back in custody following an incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Oskaloosa. Sheriff deputies say Martell Lamar Tillman Hollinshed attempted to assault jailer J.R. ...

DORA KNIERIM, 105, formerly of Ottumwa Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Shaul Cemetery Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church of Muscatine History and Industry Center/Pearl Button Museum Reece ...

CHARLENE CHRISTY, 83, formerly of rural Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation will be open at 11 a.m. Thursday Memorials may be made to the ...

JERRY STOCKER, 72, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Eddyville Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday Cremation will follow the visitation In ...

Volunteer projects will address food security in Wapello County Ottumwa, IA, June 18, 2014– The Day of Action is held on the longest day of the year, providing the most hours of daylight in which volunteers can ...

Need to get somewhere in Oskaloosa but don’t have a car?  Starting Monday, you’ll have a new option.  Oskaloosa Rides begins service on a one-hour fixed bus route, taking passengers to places like Mahaska ...

Scientists have apparently found more mammoth bones at a site in Mahaska County.  The scientists returned to the site this past weekend to continue their search for more bones of the large creatures that roamed ...

The executive Director of Bridge View Center says Ottumwa is still in the running to host a Mumford and Sons concert sometime in 2015. During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Larry Gawronski told the council, ...

A 26 year old Fairfield man is facing several charges following his arrest Sunday. Fairfield police say early Sunday morning officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation.  Following an investigation, ...