Officials from Wapello County and the City of Ottumwa are participating in a city-wide disaster drill on Friday starting at 10 AM and lasting until the early afternoon.  During this time response vehicles will be ...

Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that the Albia Municipal Airport will receive a $449,055 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration grant program. The funding will ...

Chickens under scrutiny in Ottumwa

The Ottumwa City Council will soon entertain a proposed revision in the city code that addresses the keeping and care of animals within the city limits, according to ottumwa Police Chief Tom McAndrew. McAndrew said ...

Authorities in Oskaloosa say that a man who received burns during a fire Monday has turned himself in. Police way 23-year-old Danny Parnell Logan is facing a 1st degree arson charge; Logan was arrested by police ...

Two arrested in separate incidents

Two Ottumwa men are in custody following their arrests earlier this week. Sheriff Deputies say Daren Pryor of 402 North Van Buren was arrested Tuesday on charges of Possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, ...

Senator Paul to visit Fairfield, Oskaloosa

One of the many republican Presidential candidates, Senator Rand Paul, will be making appearances in 2 South East Iowa communities this weekend. Paul is scheduled to appear at noon in Central park in Fairfield on ...

Increased seat belt enforcement Memorial day weekend

Crash data shows that passenger vehicle occupants are buckling up more during the day than at nighttime. This mobilization across Iowa and the entire United States is created to heighten seat belt enforcement ...

Another presidential contender will be making multiple stops to the area this weekend. Senator Rand Paul will be in Fairfield, at the central park at 12 noon Saturday for a rally. He’ll then travel to the ...

Pages for Pennies book sales this weekend

The Ottumwa Library Pages for Pennies Book Sale is coming up this weekend at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. The sale runs Friday, May 15 12-8pm, Saturday, May 16 9am-5pm and Sunday, May 17 11am-5pm.  It is ...

Best season so far for American Gothic House Center

This year is the best so far for the American Gothic House, says administrator Holly Berg. So far, the center has seen over 3,100 visitors, the best start to a year the center has seen in its 8 years. Berg says that ...

Street painting begins in Ottumwa

Ottumwa’s long worn away street markings will soon be repainted, says Ottumwa’s Director of Public Works Larry Seals. The sand and salt used to melt snow and ice during the winter months, as well as ...

Supervisors talk taxes, body cams

The Iowa Legislature is still in session, with several important issues yet to be resolved, including gun legislation, school funding, eminent domain as it relates to property seizure, and the continuation of mental ...

Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Services Receives Award

Mahaska Health Partnership has been named a 2015 HOSPICE HONORS™ recipient, a prestigious award recognizing hospices across the country for providing the best patient care as rated by the patient’s caregiver. ...

Pro Balloon Races gets a makeover

For the first time in 37 years the Pro balloon races in Ottumwa will take on a new look and schedule. During today’s Mid-Morning Magazine show on 1240 KBIZ, Holly Doomer says for the past two years most of the ...

A fire early Monday morning has destroyed an Oskaloosa business. WOI-TV is reporting that a suspicious fire early this morning at Swims Sporting Goods has destroyed the building. Firefighters were concerned that the ...

Broadway Bulldogs to preform “Mutually Assured Destruction”

The Ottumwa High School Broadway Bulldogs will perform their final play of the year, “Mutually Assured Destruction” written by Don Zolidis and directed by Natalie Saunders, on Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 ...

Facade program completed

According to Fred Zesiger, interim Director of Main Street Ottumwa, the facade program in the 300 Block of East Main Street is completed, for all intents and purposes. Zesiger noted that there may be a few minor ...

4 Fairfield businesses fail alcohol compliance checks

Fairfield Police had a busy weekend checking local businesses for alcohol compliance with the sale to underage persons. The department was assisted by SEIDA and the Indian Hills Community College Criminal Justice ...

Bike the Byway coming to SE Iowa

The second annual Bike the Byway will be held on Saturday, June 20th here in southeast Iowa. The ride will begin in Bloomfield and take cyclist through Drakesville, Unionville, Blakesburg and finally ...

Quincy Avenue, from Albia Road to Highway 34, will be resurfaced next week, starting Monday May 11.   The present pavement will be milled  down and topped with an asphalt overlay.  Work on this project will be ...

Senator Ernst visits Ottumwa Habitat home

United States Senator Joni Ernst was in Ottumwa briefly on Saturday, she visited the Ottumwa Habitat for Humanity home as part of her 99 county tour. The Habitat Home located at 829 Wabash street in Ottumwa will be ...

Bridge inspection will slow traffic Wednesday morning

Drivers are being advised that City of Ottumwa Public Works Crews will be cleaning the expansion joints on the Jefferson Street Viaduct beginning at 5 AM on Wednesday,  May 13.  This will be done as a moving work ...

fire destroys home

A house fire Friday afternoon in the rural community of Farson in North East Wapello County has destroyed a family’s home. Firefighters from several area departments responded to the call of a home on fire, ...

Public Information Coordinator at City Hall, Tom Rodgers, is not fully convinced that spending $16,575.00 on audio equipment and acoustical panels for the Council Chambers will improve the quality of the sound of ...

Car smashes fire hydrant

Just in: When you run over a fire hydrant in Ottumwa, you don’t get a Grand Theft Auto style water geyser. Firefighters responded to a two car accident at 2nd and Marion at around 11:25 Friday morning. One of ...