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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 ...

During a special meeting Monday afternoon the Ottumwa City Council took action to ensure the city’s capital improvement program will be carried out this year. The council approved two resolutions on the ...

Update: Deputy Chief Cory Benge says that this fire was traced back to an electrical problem, and is no longer considered suspicious. Original Post: An Early morning fire on Ottumwa’s west end may be ...

An 81 year old southeast Iowa man was killed Friday evening following a two vehicle crash in Washington County. The Iowa State Patrol says a pickup truck driven by 83 year old Harold C. Wylie of Washington was ...

Janice Chickering, 78, of Eldon, IA passed away Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield.  Visitation will be held Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Eldon Christian Church, ...

Marilyn Joan Carbaugh, 83, of Eldon passed away Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospice House in Ottumwa, IA.   Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the ...

DOROTHY FISHER, 85, formerly of Batavia Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Ashland Cemetery near Eldon Visitation will be open at 9 a.m. Thursday.

PEARL PROCTOR, 95, of Blakesburg Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. ...

RICHARD SMITHART, 75, of Bloomfield Graveside services and burial will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Sunday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ...

A number of Ottumwa residents took advantage of the city’s Tax Abatement Program. During Tuesday evening’s meeting, the city council approved a resolution to accept 26 residential and one commercial ...

The 4th Annual book sale at Bridge View Center in Ottumwa has been set for May 15th, 16th, and 17th, according to Ottumwa Public Library Director Sonja Farrell. Donations of gently used or new books, CDs, DVDs, ...

As expected, the Ottumwa city council last night approved a recommendation to award a contract to an Ottumwa contractor to rebuild the Central Addition Monument in Wayside Park. The city received one bid ...

Mildred “Charlotte” (Haifley) Prusia, age 78, formally of Fairfield, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Good Samaritan of Van Buren, Keosauqua, IA. Per her wishes there will not be a service.  Burial will ...

MARY PAYTES, 87, of 1035 S. Madison Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. ...

A well know business icon in Ottumwa has died.  87 year old Jim Schwartz died Saturday. Schwartz and along with his family purchased the Hotel Ottumwa many years ago and turned it into a well know hotel and ...

A 30year old southeast Iowa man is facing numerous charges following a chase last Thursday night. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department says shortly before 10:00 p.m. it received a report of a vehicle ...

SLADE BRAL, 41, of Eddyville Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church with burial in Shaul Cemetery. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from ...