Ottumwa City Council Member Matt Dalbey said today on the KBIZ Dialogue Program that he is somewhat “befuddled” by the controversy over expanding the Ottumwa Mayor’s term from 2 years to 4 years. ...

Ottumwa man wins $10,000 Lottery prize

An Ottumwa man’s winning scratch ticket ended up being worth a lot more than he originally thought. Smith ‘Sam’ Craven claimed a $10,000 prize in the lottery’s “$100,000 Mega ...

DES MOINES, Iowa – (May 21, 2015) – How much money are your appliances costing you? Older models use two to three times the power of new ones. That’s why MidAmerican Energy Company offers residential electric ...

The John Deere Foundation has awarded grants totaling approximately $375,000 to nine non-profit organizations in the Ottumwa area. The grants were distributed to the Ottumwa Economic Development Corp, along with ...

Fire Department gets new training tool

The Ottumwa Fire Department recently received a donation of a breakaway fire hydrant from Clow Valve Company of Oskaloosa.   This is a fire hydrant that has been cut in half to make the inner workings visible. ...

City announces Memorial Day hours

Most City of Ottumwa offices will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 25, and there are a number of changes in regular services. City of Ottumwa departments and offices at City Hall will be closed ...

Ottumwa leadership academy May session

Ottumwa Leadership Academy will hold its May session on Thursday, May 21st. With the community development focus on Quality of Life, the class will hear from several organizations including Wapello County Trails, ...

Fire Departments scramble for anhydrous leak

Fire departments across Davis County scrambled to close roads and keep the public away from an Anhydrous Amonia leak on Ice Avenue about a mile north of Highway 2 in Davis County. The Davis County Dispatchers ...

KBIZ policy is to provide subjects of stories an opportunity to comment or respond as often as possible. Yesterday, we released a story about City Administrator Joe Helfenberger being a finalist for a position in ...

Two weeks later: long recovery ahead for Holley

Correction: On Tuesday night, KBIZ’s Nick Davis was contacted by a member of the Holley family, and based on that conversation, we are issuing the following correction: it appears as though Linette ...

The firearms that were recovered by the Ottumwa Police Department on Friday, May 8, have now been confirmed as stolen. Police have identified that the firearms were stolen from 111 N. Webster, Ottumwa. The ...

Is Helfenberger planning to leave Ottumwa?

Update  12:00 Noon, May 19th: Helfenberger has now responded to our request for comment, you can read his response here. Original: Ottumwa’s city administrator may be looking for a new job. KBIZ has learned ...

On Friday, May 8, 2015, the Ottumwa Police Department made contact with a citizen during a call for service. The citizen subsequently turned over 3 handguns to police personnel. The citizen reported that the ...

Beach open house this Friday

The Beach Ottumwa is planning an Open House this Friday from 5pm until 9. This is your chance to come see what’s happening at the Beach before the facility opens for business this weekend. Live music will be ...

St. Joe historic district presentation scheduled

Ottumwa Historic Preservation Commission will be hosting a public  meeting to review the nomination of the St. Joseph Hospital Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places.  Architectural ...

Ottumwa Police are hiring

The Ottumwa Police Department is hiring. The department is looking for additional police officers. Applicants will undergo a series of screening tests which will result in the final selections. The initial testing ...

A car accident near Eddyville Sunday has claimed the lives of two people. The Iowa State Patrol says that Eric Hansen, 24 of Oskaloosa and Megan Moser,24  of Winfield were both killed in the two car accident last ...

Truck VS Motorcycle

A pickup truck and motorcycle collided Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Milner & Keota on Ottumwa’s South side. While not seriously injured, the cyclist was  taken by ambulance to Ottumwa ...

Class of 2015 graduation rate: 90%

Ottumwa High School Class of 2015 will graduate May 24th at Bridge View Center at 2:00 P.M. Dr. Davis Eidahl, Superintendent of the Ottumwa School District said today on the KBIZ Dialogue Program that the class of ...

With the start of the Presidential Campaigns going on at present, residents of the Ottumwa Community School District might not be aware that School Board Elections are coming up this fall, and this year there are 5 ...

The Ottumwa Community School Board will meet next Monday at 6:00 P.M., in the Media Room at Evans Middle School. The meeting is open to the Public. Highlights of the board Agenda include a vote on the 2015-16 ...

City Council to consider 4 year term for Mayor

The Ottumwa City Council, next Tuesday, will consider a change in time for the City Council Meetings in June, July, and August, to 5 P.M. The Meetings would return to 6:30 P.M. in September. The City Council will ...

Ottumwa Emergency personnel train for multiple disasters

Ottumwa’s emergency personnel were busy Friday morning with a mock disaster drill at several locations around Ottumwa. The drill began at 10AM with a mock mass immunization for avian influenza at the Wapello ...

When the Ottumwa City Council meets in regular session next Tuesday evening it will consider a recommendation to pass the consideration of an ordinance that will change the zoning classification of certain property ...

IHCC holds Spring Commencement

Indian Hills Community College held their spring commencement ceremony for Ottumwa students Thursday Night. Around 415 students graduated from the various programs offered at Indian Hills. Keynote Speaker Lieutenant ...