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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 ...

EVA SIPE, 89, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the family present from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

JIM SCHWARTZ, 87, of 107 E. Second St. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Visitation with burial in Calvary Cemetery Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family ...

A single vehicle crash early Saturday morning killed a 23 year old Des Moines man.  The crash occurred on  highway 34 west of Albia. The Iowa State Patrol says Christopher Alexander driving westbound in a van ...

February 12, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  Monday, February 16th is the state and federal Washington’s Birthday/Presidents Day Holiday.   A number of City of Ottumwa offices and services are affected ...

Mark Steven Hughes, 54, of Selma left this earth, the beauty of his home, surrounding nature, his beloved trees, and the love of many family and friends to walk with Jesus on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, following a 4 ...

The Iowa Department of Corrections officials say they weren’t trying to mislead the public when they refused to acknowledge for months that the price tag for the state’s faulty new prison had risen to ...

JEANINE CLOYD, 78, of 330 N. Forrest Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Friday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. ...

(Press Release) – OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College will hold an Engineering Visit Day on Saturday, Feb. 21.  The special day will allow those interested a chance to learn more about careers in ...

The prospect of closing two of the state’s four mental health institutes is terrifying according to a mental health professional from Cedar Rapids who testified before lawmakers in Des Moines. Kent Jackson ...

RONALD McELROY, 80, of 700 W. Alta Vista Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Cremation will follow the visitation. Inurnment will be in the ...

JUDITH HELMICK-GROOMS, 71, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Chisman Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. ...

RIC SIMPLOT, 62, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary of the Visitation with cremation following the service Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with the family ...

OTTUMWA — The Regional Economic Advancement team at Indian Hills Community College will be accepting nominations for the fourth annual Vision Awards through March 31. Vision Awards honor entrepreneurs from the ...

Construction of a flood wall around the Ottumwa Water and Hydro plant is expected to move forward following action taken by the city councilMonday afternoon. During a special meeting, the city council approved a ...

Authorities have tentatively identified the human remains found behind a grocery store in Burlington last month. The Burlington Police Department says an autopsy has determined bones found in late January possibly ...

There’s more bad news for the new 132-million dollar prison in Fort Madison. A number of legislators from the area say it will cost an additional 7-million dollars for repairs. Despite ribbon cutting ...

When the Ottumwa City Council meets for a special meeting Monday evening, it will consider a resolution rescinding a previous resolution and approving two change orders in connection with the city’s 2010 Flood ...