Iowa City Sees Sunday Delivery from Postal Service
A swell in the number of holiday packages this season has led the United States Postal Service to provide Sunday package delivery for Iowa City and a few other cities throughout the state.
Sunday Dec 15
Ottumwa Family Drug Court honors graduates and alumni with movie
Earlier Saturday, graduates and alumni of the Ottumwa Family Drug Court gathered together with their families at Ottumwa 8 Theatre to celebrate their completion of the program.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Recycling pilot program underway
The Ottumwa/Wapello Recycling Center is running a pilot project to determine the feasibility and customer desire to use a larger recycling container.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
County supervisors from across Iowa lay out priorities for 2014
Supervisors from about 20 counties met in Ottumwa Friday morning to discuss their priorities moving forward into 2014.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Ottumwa Public Library announces new e-book database for children
Through the service, Ottumwans will be able to access children's e-books, play learning games, and have books read aloud to them 24/7.
City of Ottumwa is now accepting property tax abatement applications
The residential tax abatement program is available citywide and reduces property taxes on qualifying improvements made to residential properties.
Alter Makes Iowa Acquisition
Alter Trading Corp., St. Louis, has purchased the assets of All Metals Recycling of Ottumwa, Iowa.
Ottumwa firefighters serve food, bus tables for charity
Ottumwa firefighters took on a new job Wednesday night, taking orders, serving food and bussing tables at the OFD's annual Tip Night held at the Southside Pizza Hut/Wingstreet.
SEIDA moves to a new location in downtown Ottumwa
The Southeast Iowa Economic Development Agency, or SEIDA, has a new home in downtown Ottumwa, but it's not too far away from its old location.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
OHS students encourage people to become organ donors
Each year, the seniors in the advanced anatomy class at Ottumwa High School work to spread awareness of this issue and encourage people to sign up to be an organ donor.
How to avoid frozen pipes and house fires this winter
Now that the cold temperatures are here to stay, it's important to take preventative action and avoid frozen pipes and fires this winter.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
The Fairfield Ledger
Charles Ray Taylor, 33, of 801 W. Hempstead Ave., Apt. B, pleaded guilty to public intoxication, second offense, a serious misdemeanor.
Ottumwans get active on first snowfall of the season whether outside or indoors
Winter weather has officially arrived in the City of Bridges, and out at Horace Mann Elementary School, there was about two-and-a-half inches of snow on Sunday.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
WHO-TV Des Moines
Dangerous Cold: More Snow Tuesday Night
The snow is done and now the cold conditions will set in. Wind chill values will stay between -10 and -15 below this afternoon across Central Iowa.
Two behind bars following Ottumwa stabbing incidents
On Friday afternoon, the Ottumwa Police Department received notification from the Ottumwa Regional Health Center that a victim had arrived at the emergency room for treatment of multiple stab wounds.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Sheriff's Department, OPD nab Ottumwa escapee
Just after 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, officers from the Ottumwa Police Department and Deputies from the Wapello County Sheriff's Department arrested Donald Shawn Fountain, 36. According to Wapello County Chief Deputy Don Phillips, local officers received the assistance of the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force.
The Des Moines Register
Iowa pastors plan to visit, possibly woo Huckabee
"I don't know if you'd call it a recruitment tour or not -- some people are still interested in finding out where he is on some issues," said Brad Sherman, pastor at Solid Rock Christian Church in Coralville, who is one of the Iowans in the delegation.
The Washington Evening Journal
Police log - Dec. 5, 2013
An arrest is merely an accusation. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Ottumwa area 5th graders celebrate DARE graduation ceremony
Fifth-graders in elementary schools around the Ottumwa area proudly celebrated their graduation from DARE Tuesday night signifying their pledge to be drug, alcohol and violence free.