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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 ...

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 ...