October 2, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  Ottumwa’s annual Oktoberfest parade is this Saturday morning, October 4th.   The parade route goes down Church Street – from the South Ottumwa Savings Bank ...

A 31 year old Ottumwa man is facing theft charges. Officials from the Wapello County Sheriff’s Department say on May 14th, deputies took a report on the theft of an ATM card.  It was reported that the ATM card ...

OTTUMWA — A regional leadership conference called Leadership Now will be held on the Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa campus on Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.  The conference will take place in the ...

OTTUMWA—An award-winning partnership that has resulted in the planting of more than 1 million trees in Iowa is working on its second million. “Branching Out,” a Trees Forever and Alliant Energy program, will ...

The Ottumwa City Council took up a fairly light agenda during a special meeting Monday afternoon at City Hall. The Council approved a resolution approving the creation of a city zoning task force as a temporary ...

The 41st annual Oktoberfest gets under way in Ottumwa today with a new look and a new location. Due to reconstruction of the Market Street Bridge, that’s been on hold the entire year due to high water on the ...

DAVENPORT, IA – On September 25, 2014, Christopher Ryan Walz, age 34, was sentenced by United States District Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 60 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of ...

FPD officials are reporting the following. The Fairfield Police Department soon will be enforcing the junk vehicle ordinance. All citizens are reminded that all vehicles in view, in the City limits, have to be in ...

DES MOINES, IA – On September 15, 2014, Angela Shae Ellison, age 47, of Centerville, Iowa, the former owner and CEO of Cornerstone Counseling Center, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose on ...

Good news for those looking to get around town this October: Oskaloosa Rides is free of charge on Fridays next month. Oskaloosa Rides, the new fixed-route bus service, began in July with a goal of meeting ...

A 26 year old Ottumwa woman is facing a number of charges following an incident with a pit bull dog on August 31st. Ottumwa Police Chief Tom McAndrew says Anita Marie Michel has been charged with restraint of an ...

Area residents will have a better idea of events  occurring in the Ottumwa area as the result of action taken by the City Council last night. Two bids were received for the new electronic display sign ...

SUE ADAMSON, 58, of 832 W. Second St. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Friday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday ...

A 59 year old Agency man is facing several charges following an incident in Agency Tuesdayafternoon. The Wapello County sheriff’s Department says shortly after 4:30 Tuesday afternoon deputies responded ...

Three southeast Iowa residents are being in the Henry County Jail in Mt. Pleasant following a drug bust. Officials from the Henry County Sheriff’s Department say the three were arrested Tuesdayafternoon as ...

Wildwood Elementary school on the city’s south side will soon have a new owner. During a meeting Monday night the Ottumwa Board of Education approved a recommendation to sell the school to Frantz Community ...

A southeast Iowa man is facing charges following an incident that occurred early Sunday morning in Keosauqua. The Van Buren County sheriff’s department says shortly before 3:00 a.m. it received a report of ...

There could be a new addition to central Park in Ottumwa.  When the Ottumwa City council meets in regular session tomorrow evening at 6:30 in the council chamber of City Hall, it will consider a departmental ...

A southeast Iowa cheese factory is closing it’s doors.  Officials at Twin County Dairy has announced it will close immediately.  Known as the Kalona Cheese Factory, the company employed 50 people. Owners of the ...

The salvation Army in Ottumwa is apparently closing.  Officials with the Salvation Army in Chicago have announced the closing of the facility in Ottumwa. The Salvation Army says the chapter in Ottumwa has been in ...

Thanks to the United Way’s Day of Caring’s volunteers from Gatton Realty and MidwestOne Bank, and to Paint Iowa Beautiful, MCRF got some painting and cleaning of equipment done at the Lacey Recreation ...

Officials in Fairfield have completed their investigation into the death of an out of state man. Mark Kneeskern was found laying on the Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroad tracks in Fairfield several weeks ...

The selection of a jury in the 2nd Robert Eugene Pilcher murder trial is expected to continue today in Wapello County District Court in Ottumwa. Pilcher is charged in connection with the death of Mary Jayne Jones ...

September 9 , 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The Ottumwa City Council approved new protocols, effective immediately,  for activation of the Ottumwa’s Outdoor Warning Sirens at their September 8th ...

The Ottumwa Police Department has announced that Trick or Treat Night is set for 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014. Parents are encouraged to dress their children in reflective clothing and consider ...