Church Street closes Monday

The Church Street Reconstruction Project will be starting on Monday, April 6th.   Church Street,  from Five Corners to Ransom Street, will be closed to traffic.   Drivers should plan ahead to seek alternate ...

Preschool expanding in Ottumwa

Preschool is expanding in Ottumwa. School leaders were on hand Wednesday at Agassi School to announce that three year olds will now be able to attend preschool in Ottumwa. The school system was awarded a shared ...

Hardee’s is on its way back to Ottumwa

Hardee’s has big plans for Ottumwa. The restaurant franchise is planning to put a 2,800 sq. ft restaurant on the empty lot next to the Pizza Ranch in Ottumwa. The chain already owns the land on Venture drive. ...

OHS Spring Play: “Nevermore, Edgar Allen Poe the Final Mystery”

The Ottumwa High School Broadway Bulldogs will perform “Nevermore:  Edgar Allan Poe The Final Mystery on April 9 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and April 12 at 3 p.m. All performances will be held in the OHS auditorium. The ...

Bridge View meet and greet

On Monday, April 6, 2015, The new directors of the Ottumwa Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Abby Kisling, Bridge View Center’s Scott Hallgren, as well as past director of the Bridge View Center Larry ...

The American Gothic Performing Arts Festival will host its third annual spring Trivia Night on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Hotel Ottumwa to benefit the organization’s upcoming summer festival. Teams of 10 ...

American Gothic House to hold tours

Public access to the American Gothic House will begin this month, according to Holy Berg, Director of the American Gothic House Cetner in Eldon. Berg, speaking on the KBIZ Dialogue Program Wednesday said that the ...

Senator Grassley holds Albia town hall

Iowa’s Senior Senator Chuck Grassley was in Albia Wednesday to hold a town hall meeting, part of his annual 99 county tour. The Senator told KBIZ that his tour is a good way to stay in touch with his ...

The Ottumwa Police Department’s 2014 annual report was released last week. The report details some of the day to day operations, and special projects of the Police Department. In September of last year, ...

The Ottumwa League of Women Voters will host their next legislative forum this Saturday, April 4th. The forum is being cosponsored by the Ottumwa Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The event ...

Planning underway for Make Ottumwa Shine week

Spring has sprung and the countdown to Make Ottumwa Shine Week has begun.  The annual week-long campaign to clean up and beautify Ottumwa will take place April 26 to May 2.   Make Ottumwa Shine is a volunteer ...

Registrations for the Annual Youth Field Day at the Ottumwa Izaac Walton League on May 9th of this year are being distributed to young people ages 8 through 17 through pamphlets in the Ottumwa Community School ...

Davis County absentee voting for law center election

Absentee ballots for the May 5, 2015 Special Law Center Bond Election are now available at the Davis County Auditor’s Office. Voters may vote early at the Auditor’s Office in the Davis County Courthouse during ...

Two lucky drivers

Two people are lucky to be alive this afternoon. A semi-truck driven by  Phillip Hentz of Mississippi crashed on Highway 63, near 165th Street, south of Eddyville. The truck entered the ditch on the right side of ...

Crime down, police updating computers

The Ottumwa Police Department’s 2014 annual report was released last week. The report says that overall crime is down in Ottumwa by about 7%, but that violent crime is up 10% in Ottumwa. Beyond just the crime ...

Radioshack is gone

A long standing store in the Quincy Place Mall is in it’s final days of business. The Radio Shack store was seen on Saturday nearly empty. Workers were selling off everything including the display cases and ...

The Eddyville Raceway Park brought several local racers to the Quincy Place Mall on Saturday. Gerald Cramer, owner of the Eddyville Raceway Park, says that the event is a good chance for locals to learn about the ...

Families show up for trout release

Trout fishing drew a crowd in Ottumwa Park Saturday afternoon. Anglers were catching trout from last fall’s release long before the 2,000 new inhabitants were released. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources ...

Several brave souls got cold for a cause Saturday Afternoon. Freezin’ for a Reason, the 2015 polar plunge to benefit the Special Olympics in Iowa was this weekend at the Jimmy Jones Shelter. Teams took turns ...

Ottumwa Fire Chief Tony Miller said today on the KBIZ Dialogue Program that the Ottumwa Fire Department is gathering information on fire and safety issues that may be present in the basement of Ottumwa City ...

FAIRfest announces lineup

Fairfest 2015 has announced part of their line up, a stunning mix of over 35 national, regional, and local bands will be showcased this year at FAIRfest ’15. The free three day festival in Fairfield, scheduled for ...

Severe Weather Awareness Week – Family preparedness

The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service have declared this week to be Severe Weather Awareness Week.  This purpose of this week is to remind Iowan’s of the ...

Training exercies by the Ottumwa Police Department Wednesday had some people scared. Several concerned citizens emailed our tip line reporting that a situation may have been occuring at city hall, but Lt Chad ...

More information has been released in connection with a fatal crash that killed an Oskaloosa woman. Officials say the death of 45 year old Sallie West  has been ruled as an accidental death. West was found dead ...

Ottumwa Police Department releases 2014 annual report

The Ottumwa Police Department has released their 2014 annual report. Crime is down in Ottumwa says the report. It details the activities and accomplishments of the dedicated men and women who make up our department. ...