On Thursday, June 4, 2015, the Ottumwa Public Library will have the next Lego Club.  We will be kicking off the Summer Reading Program here at the library. Kids will meet from 10-11:15 a.m. in the children’s room ...

The state of Iowa has cancelled an Amber Alert that was issued Thursday afternoon for a missing girl from northwest Iowa, and law enforcement officials say both the girl and the 16-year-old boy she is presumed to ...

Scammers have been calling persons in the Fairfield area claiming to be from utility companies. these persons will request that you give them a credit card number to pay the bill, or ask that you obtain a money ...

A Fort Madison couple, Grant and Belinda Shallcross, were arrested following an investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services.  The investigation revealed that their 16 month old child had two ...

School board looking for new Superintendent

Preparations are underway for the search for a new Superintendent of Ottumwa Schools. The School Board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Davis Eidahl, effective June 30, at their special meeting Wednesday ...

The Ottumwa School District has finally purchased a building to house the district administration offices. The school board voted Wednesday night at a special meeting to purchase a building at 1112 N Van Buren ...

The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation has announced the ribbon cutting ceremony for the 300 blook facade program. The event will take place this Saturday, May 30th from 11AM-11PM. The Ribbon cutting will take ...

Legacy awards OHS Band $12,000

The OHS band program was the recent recipient of a $12,000 Bright Ideas award from the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation. The award will be used to purchase three sousaphones. These horns are used in place of tubas ...

Keith: Animal ordinance needs addressed

When the Ottumwa City Council met Tuesday night, the vast majority of the audience was there to speak about the chicken issue. Ottumwa’s City Attorney Joni Keith has written a proposed ordinance to address ...

The Ottumwa City Council met in special session Tuesday night in the council chambers of city hall. The only action item was a change order in the flood protection mitigation project which passed without incident. ...

Construction crews will close Elm Street at E. Alta Vista starting the morning of Wednesday, May 27.  This closure is to pour a street patch.   The closure is likely to stay in place the remainder of the week.  ...

Ottumwa Transit customers are advised that there will be no morning service on the East/West route for the rest of this week.   The first trip on the East/West route will leave downtown at 1 PM each day. This ...

MORAVIA – An Oskaloosa man was killed Saturday morning after the boat he was operating rolled at Rathbun Lake in Appanoose County. Gregory Alan Williams, 50, of Oskaloosa, was killed when the boat he was operating ...

Envision flying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) overhead, mixing feedstuff rations or learning about the nutritional science between white and yellow corn. Join Wyffels Hybrids June 17 for the 4th annual FFA ...

Council special meeting tonight

City Council Member Skip Stevens said today on the KBIZ Dialogue Program that tonight’s City Council “Special Meeting” or “Work Session” may be quite interesting. The Council will meet ...

Mahaska Health Partnership is pleased to welcome Melissa Gentry, PA-C, to its Medical Staff. Gentry is practicing in Behavioral Health Services at MHP; she most recently operated a private practice in Ottumwa. ...

137 runners remember fallen hero

A dedicated group of volunteers and family hosted the third annual Jog 4 Joe 5K fundraiser Monday. The race started at 9AM Monday in the greater Ottumwa Park. Mike Mellin was the first finisher for the 5K race. 137 ...

OHS Graduates 298 students

The Ottumwa High School class of 2015 has walked the halls their final time. Some of the graduates will undoubtedly be packing to leave for college, others looking for jobs, some will even travel abroad for school ...

Car lands upside down in creek

A car crash west of Ottumwa on Friday showed just how well multiple agencies work together to respond to potentially dangerous situations. The crash happened on the Monroe/Wapello county Line on Highway 34 West of ...

Governor Branstad orders flags to Half-Staff

Gov. Terry E. Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff Tuesday, May 26, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in honor of Omaha, Neb., Police Officer Kerrie Orozco, 29, who was a Walnut, Iowa, native and ...

The day after the Monday Memorial Day Holiday, it’s back to business for the Ottumwa City Council. The Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 26th at 5 PM in the Council Chambers for a “work ...

Fireworks could remail illegal in Ottumwa, even if the Iowa Legislature ends the statewide prohibition. Ottumwa’s Fire Chief Tony Miller said Friday on the KBIZ Dialogue Program that the city of ottumwa has a ...

Eidahl resigns

Superintendent Davis Eidahl has announced his resignation from theOttumwa Community School District. Eidahl said today in a written correspondence that he has been offered and has accepted a position as ...

Local man injured in crash

A local man was injured in a crash Thursday afternoon. At around 3:15PM Thursday, first responders were called to the scene of a two vehicle crash at the top of the westbound on-ramp to Highway 34 at Church Street. ...

City Council Member Matt Dalbey said today that the expansion of two-way traffic on Main and Second Streets from Jefferson Street to McPherson on Ottumwa’s north side will be discussed by the City Council ...