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Ottumwa, Iowa is located in Wapello County. Zip codes in Ottumwa, IA include 52501. The median home price in Ottumwa is $82,500 which is roughly $61/per square foot. More Ottumwa information.

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10 hrs ago | The Fairfield Ledger

Ranch Home with Hardwood Floors, Garage, Fruit trees

This modest ranch home is sure to please. With the possibility of 3 bedrooms, it also features hardwood floors, an eat-in kitchen, living room with picture window, an attached garage, and a fruit cellar for extra storage.

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13 hrs ago | The Fairfield Ledger

IHCC offering free disposal of electronic devices

Indian Hills Community College is giving area residents the chance to dispose of their used electronic devices Monday through April 24. A semi-trailer will be parked in the east lot of the Advanced Technology Center on the IHCC Ottumwa campus where old computers, printers, laptops and cell phones can be discarded.

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21 hrs ago | Home

No foul play in Ottumwa toddler death

The Ottumwa Police Department said that the investigation into the death one-year old Keenan Rockhold revealed the child died of natural causes.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Fairfield Ledger

Several new hog feeding operations planned in Iowa

The number of hog feeding businesses in southeast Iowa could grow quickly if Des Moines County officials approve all the proposed projects.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

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OHS fundraiser will donate school supplies to students in Africa

Each year, the Interact Club completes a local and global project. Their local project was donating 15,000 food items to the Lord's Cupboard in Ottumwa.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Man receives 50 year sentence in boy's brutal beating

An Iowa man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for brutally beating a toddler last year.

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KWWL-TV Waterloo

Iowa man gets 50 years in prison for child abuse

An Ottumwa man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the brutal beating of a toddler under his care.

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KCJJ-AM Iowa City

One Dead in I-80 Crash Near Coral Ridge Exit

One Dead in I-80 Crash Near Coral Ridge Mall Exit Hughes 4-14-14 Authorities say one person died in a two vehicle crash Sunday on Interstate 80 in Coralville.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Several new hog feeding operations planned in Iowa

County officials are considering five different proposals to build animal feeding operations that could hold up to 2,500 hogs, the Burlington Hawk Eye reported .

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

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Ottumwa's community garden project continues to grow

The United Way of Wapello County's community garden project has been such a success, they've committed to expanding it even more.

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The Fairfield Ledger

Public meetings

Jefferson County Board of Supervisors - Jefferson County Courthouse, first floor board room, 9 a.m.: meet with county engineer; discuss vacation of Cross Street in Abingdon; consider Leonard's Lanes subdivision; consider resolution approving enterprise zone application; consider housing enterprise zone application for Emily Kelly; consider housing ... (more)

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

WOI-TV West Des Moines

Man's 2nd Iowa murder trial won't be moved

The retrial of a man accused of killing a 17-year-old girl 40 years ago will not be moved from Wapello County in southern Iowa.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

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Ottumwa woman buys bamboo, wins $21,000 lottery prize

Paula Thomas said she purchased the bamboo the day before her husband, Tom, bought her a "Deluxe 7-11-21" instant-scratch ticket at Penn and Jefferson BP, 1147 N. Jefferson St. in Ottumwa.

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WOI-TV West Des Moines

Wapello County officials OK courthouse repairs

The Ottumwa Courier reports the Wapello County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night approved spending $139,000 on repairs and maintenance for the courthouse, built in 1894.

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The Fairfield Ledger

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Patrick Michael Ives, 18, of Ottumwa, pleaded guilty and received a deferred judgment for operating while intoxicated, first offense, a serious misdemeanor.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Des Moines Register

Indianola shoots second at Ottumwa

Indianola finished second in field of 14 schools in a trap shooting meet April 5 at the Ottumwa Izaak Walton League.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

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Ottumwa City Council approves contract for new playground equipment at park

The Ottumwa City Council approved a contract with Kaboom for new playground equipment at Wildwood Park during Monday night's council meeting.

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The Gazette

Rick Smith wrote a new blog post: City trash-to-biofuel project takes ...

No Martians are landing, but loads of steel began arriving on Monday for the takeoff of project to expand and revitalize the shuttered ethanol plant here to ready it for something remarkable.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

Hawk Eye

Have you ever wanted to be on 'Big Brother'?

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Alabama Live

April 4 is National Cordon Bleu Day

Another use of the phrase "Cordon Bleu" comes from a distinguished order of sixteenth-century French knights, who apparently wore blue sashes and were therefore popularly referred to as the "Cordon-bleus."

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