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 ...

During a special meeting Monday afternoon the Ottumwa City Council took action to ensure the city’s capital improvement program will be carried out this year. The council approved two resolutions on the ...

Update: Deputy Chief Cory Benge says that this fire was traced back to an electrical problem, and is no longer considered suspicious. Original Post: An Early morning fire on Ottumwa’s west end may be ...

                      Two Ottumwa residents are facing drug charges after a friday night search of a home at 201 Albany St. Shane Williams Capps, 34, and Ryan ...

An 81 year old southeast Iowa man was killed Friday evening following a two vehicle crash in Washington County. The Iowa State Patrol says a pickup truck driven by 83 year old Harold C. Wylie of Washington was ...

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, ...

A two and a half hour city council meeting ended last night with the passing of a much debated amendment to the city’s nuisance code. The council passed the amended ordinance 4-1, with only councilman ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Police are looking for a white full size pickup truck tonight after a hit and run on Ottumwa’s North Side. The crash happened at around 5 P.M. at the corner of Ash and Grant near Wilson school. Initial ...