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(Press Release) – An award ceremony to celebrate economic development & technology achievements in Bloomfield will be held next week. The event will declare Bloomfield’s Certified Connected Community ...

 February 5, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The City of Ottumwa Snow Emergency will be lifted, effective at 3 PM, Thursday, February 5, 2015.   On-street parking in the City will return to the regular, posted ...

The Emergency Response Team of the Ottumwa Police Department will be better equipped to handle certain situations following action taken by the Ottumwa City Council Tuesday. The council approved a recommendation ...

February 4, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The City of Ottumwa’s Snow Emergency Ordinance will be placed into effect at 12 noon on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.  Residents are reminded that while the ...

On a vote of 4 to 1 with councilman J.R. Richards voting no, the Ottumwa City Council last night approved the second reading of an that will prohibit parking vehicles of vehicles in front yards.  The ordinance ...

Voters in the Cardinal school district have in favor of a 5.3-million dollars bond issue. 66-percent of the voters who cast a ballot Tuesday approved the measure.  A 60-percent majority was needed. The funds will ...

Janet Ilene White Pratt, 81, of rural Keosauqua, departed this life on January 30, 2015 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville, IL. She was born February 22, 1933 at Bonaparte to Rollo H. and Helen C. McComb White. She ...

February 2, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The public is invited to an informational meeting about the upcoming Iowa Avenue Reconstruction Project.  The meeting will be Thursday, February 5th at 5:30 PM at the ...

On Friday, the Iowa Department of Education released new data on student proficiency rates and growth to the public. This report, called the Attendance Center Rankings, fulfills a legislative requirement to develop ...

February 2, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  City of Ottumwa Public Works Crews will be picking up the high windrows of snow piled along the sidewalks in the central business district starting the evening of ...

DAISY SELLS, 91, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with private burial in Ottumwa Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. ...

CHARLES PONCY, 92, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion and ...

DENNIS STOHER, 90, of Ottumwa Funeral service and Elks Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Reece Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the services. Visitation will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The ...

KEVIN LOWE, 53, of 605 W. Second St. His body has been cremated. Visitation with the family present is 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Reece Funeral Home.

That 1.9-billion dollar fertilizer plant in Lee county is expected to begin production later this year. In a project update released this week, Iowa Fertilizer Company says plant construction should be complete by ...

The Ottumwa man charged in connection with the death of another Ottumwa resident is is back in Ottumwa. Officials say Dustin McDanel is being held in the Wapello County Jail. McDanel is charged in connection with ...

The Iowa Supreme court will consider the case of a Fairfield man charged with Murder in the second degree.  Tyler Webster was convicted after a jury trial in 2013.  He is charged in connection with the death of ...

Albert E. Thomas, 90, of Eldon passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Ottumwa, IA. A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Eldon Cemetery in ...

MARGARET MILLER, 65, of Moravia, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday (today) at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society

KAREN BLOMME, 61, of Batavia Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with burial in Competine Cemetery Visitation will begin at noon Tuesday at the Reece Funeral Home with the Rosary ...

BEATRICE COLLIER, 92, of 102 W. Finley Graveside services and burial will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Shaul Cemetery Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

HELEN YOUNG, 84, of 515 Minnesota St. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the services. Visitation begins after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the family ...

CORKY STEVENS, 86, of 606 E. Pennsylvania Ave. His body has been cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St. ...

Darrell R. Morris, 89, of rural Keosauqua died at 3:37 P.M. Saturday January 24, 2015 at Jefferson County Health Center, Fairfield.  He was born April 22, 1925 near Mt. Sterling to Melvin E. and Laural Belle Devor ...

Earl E. Higdon, 87, of rural Douds died at 3:55 P.M. Wednesday January 21, 2015 at his home.  He was born June 19, 1927 in Burlington to Louis and Rosalee Jenkins Higdon and married Mildred Chadwick on June 20, ...