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JUDY OVERTURF, 72, of Bloomfield Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bloomfield Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Sunday with the family present from 2 to 4 ...

Donated items are now being accepted for the fourth annual “Pages for Pennies Book Sale.” Donations of used books, CDs, DVDs, LPs, board games, puzzles, and sheet music are being accepted now through May 8th. ...

Converting the former St. Joseph Hospital building into a housing unit will be considered by the Ottumwa City Council when it meets in regular session  Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Council chambers of City ...

Updated: Big Projects

Update: A press release from the City of Ottumwa says that Pennsylvania Avenue will close starting at around 8 A.M. on Monday, March 16. Pennsylvania Avenue east of Elm Street, to Van Buren Avenue will be closed to ...

Parking Warnings

If you receive one of those bright green “Warning Tickets” for illegally parking your motor vehicle or trailer on the grassy area of your front lawn, you need to contact the Ottumwa Health and Inspections ...

OPD Staffing

Ottumwa Police Chief Tom McAndrew said today that he is facing a challenge with current vacancies in the Ottumwa Police Department. McAndrew noted that normal staffing on the Police Department consists of 39 ...

The Public is invited to a “Meet and Greet” event at Bridge View Center, Monday April 6th at 5 P.M. City Administrator Joe Helfenberger said that residents and business owners will have an opportunity to meet ...

The recent passage of the State’s 10 cent per gallon gasoline tax increase will mean about $400,000.00 more in revenues for the City’s Road Use Tax Fund, according to City Administrator Joe Helfenberger. ...

March 6, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The public is invited to an informational neighborhood meeting about the upcoming Church Street Reconstruction Project.  The meeting will be Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 PM ...

STEPHEN CRAIG CHRISMAN, 66, of Highland Center and formerly of Ottumwa His body has been cremated. Graveside services and burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery with military services conducted by ...

Update: The amber alert was canceled on Sunday Morning after Brianna Crane was returned safely to Johnson County Sheriffs Office by a third party, and Kenneth Johns was arrested by a SWAT team without incident. ...

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a 92 year old man Missouri. A search is under way for 92 year old Norris Edwin Gaffney.  He is described as a white male 5 feet 10 inches tall weighing 210 ...

Penn Ave Reconstruction – Phase 2 –  Kicks Off Next Week

March 5, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  Work is scheduled to resume on the Pennsylvania Avenue Reconstruction Project next week.   DeLong Construction of Washington, Iowa will kick off phase 2 construction ...

Iowa Avenue Reconstruction Starting Monday

March 5, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  Work on the $2.5 million Iowa Avenue Reconstruction Project is set to begin on Monday, March 9th.  The overall project includes full width, full depth street ...

EVERETT SHIELDS, 86, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Jay Allison officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson ...

Ottumwa Public Works Director Larry Seals said today that re-construction work on the first phase of Iowa Avenue, from Main Street to near the Elks Club, will begin next week, likely on Tuesday. That portion of Iowa ...

At least three Iowa counties have hired engineers to oversee the installation of a proposed underground oil pipeline pending its approval by the Iowa Board of Utilities. Officials report that Webster ...

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 ...