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, ...

“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 ...

Fire prompts motel evacuation

A small electrical fire Saturday morning prompted the evacuation of the Colonial Motor Inn on Albia Road. Deputy Chief Cory Benge says that firefighters quickly knocked out the fire, which was contained mostly to ...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee to hold information meeting

The South-Central Iowa Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee invites interested members of the community to join them for more information about raising awareness, funds and helping those who battle Alzheimer’s and ...

Snow Emergency Declared for weekend snowfall

In anticipation of snowfall this weekend, the City of Ottumwa’s Snow Emergency Ordinance will be placed into effect at 7 PM on Saturday, February 28, 2015.   While the Snow Emergency is declared, no parking ...

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 ...

Three arrested in Fairfield drug bust

Fairfield police say they’ve arrested three people on various drug charges. George Edward Kelley, Carl Albert Babcock, and Andrew James Sarles, all residents of Fairfield, were arrested and charged with ...

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 ...

Head on collision

Two people were injured this afternoon after a head on collision on Agency Hedrick Road just north of Agency. Wapello County Sheriff Deputy Jeff Layton tells us that the pickup truck was turning left onto Agency ...

Officer assaulted responding to domestic disturbance

Ottumwa police tell us that an officer was assaulted Tuesday night after responding to a report of a man with a gun near the intersection of Monroe and Madison streets on Ottumwa’s south side. Manuel ...

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 ...

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 ...

An open house at the Wapello County United Way Tuesday night hoped to connect volunteers with organizations needing assistance. KaLeigh White told us that the Retired Senior Volunteer Program aims to connect those ...

Members of the state’s department of education were on hand Tuesday night at a town hall meeting to discuss the “next generation science standards” or NGSS. Deputy Director of the Iowa Department ...

Update: Governor Branstad has now signed the bill into law. The bill is expected to go into effect on Sunday, March 1st. Original post: Iowan’s will soon be paying more at the pump after both chambers of the ...

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 ...