Wapello County Newswire

Wapello County Newswire

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  1. 25 Men Who Can Cook' fund raiser for Ottumwa ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 18 | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... at 1 p.m. This year's chefs include: Mark Lewis (John Deere), Walter Scott (Save Ottumwa Post), Brian Morgan (Wapello County Supervisor), Alex Morley (Edward Jones), Marc Roe (Tenco), Eric Cross (Bridge City Design Studio), Cliff Duff (Sinclair ...


  2. Working for the minimum wageRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 17 | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... That followed decisions in Polk County to go to $10.75 by 2019 and $10.10 in Johnson County this year and in Wapello County by 2019. Many Republicans - the party for the first time in 20 years has complete control of the lawmaking agenda in the Iowa ...


  3. Volunteers brave bitter temperatures to honor deceased veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 6 | Stars and Stripes

    ... joked Whitson. Those requirements aren't always easy to meet. The volunteers who form the honor guard for Wapello County funerals are usually older men, and some have full-time jobs and can't rearrange their schedules for weekday funerals. Tom Jones ...


  4. Break-in suspect arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 3 | The Fairfield Ledger

    At about 7:30 a.m. Saturday, the Wapello County Sheriff's Office received a call from the 5700 block of Monroe-Wapello Road reporting that a male had broken into the a residence and was threatening the occupants. According to a press release from the Wapello County Sheriff's Office, a deputy arrived at the residence and the suspect ran from the residence and into a large wooded area.


  5. New charges made after 16-year-old dies from shooting injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 28 | KCRG

    Authorities say an Ottumwa 16-year-old shot Nov. 29 has died, so the man accused of shooting him has been charged with first-degree murder. The upgraded charge was filed Tuesday against 18-year-old Venhure Tsegay, who remained in Wapello County Jail on Wednesday, pending $500,000 bail.


  6. Hall in Ottumwa made Christmas candyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 24 | Hawk Eye

    Boxes of Halls Chocolates are shown in the Wapello County Historical Society museum. Walter T. Hall Candy Co., once one of the nation's largest candymakers, operated on Market Street in Ottumwa from 1880 to 1954.


  7. Ottumwa council opts out of plan to raise minimum wageRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2016 | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    ... n. 1, 2019, it will increase to $10.10. The ordinance will apply to businesses in the unincorporated areas of Wapello County and within any Wapello County municipality that has not opted out of the county plan.


  8. Des Moines County supervisors hear new minimum wage proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | Hawk Eye

    ... a minimum wage increase in a recent column. He was not representing The Hawk Eye. The board of supervisors in Wapello County, which includes Ottumwa, unanimously voted following a similar phased increase. However, Ottumwa was expected to vote 3-2 ...


  9. George Edward Rebol Sr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2016 | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... Faye Petary June 12, 1953, in Ottumwa. She died in 2008. Mr. Rebol grew up and attended school in the Wapello County area. Not long after his marriage, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in April 1956. He ...


  10. Lela Essie WhiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2016 | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... can sign the online guestbook at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com. Mrs. White was born June 1, 1920, in Wapello County, the daughter of E.L. "Buck" and Veda Mace Canny. She married Warren Curtis. They divorced. She married Keith Hockersmith, who ...


  11. Senator H. Kay HedgeRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2016 | Osky News

    H. Kay Hedge, age 88 of Fremont, died October 28, 2016 at the Hospice House of Wapello County. He was born April 2, 1928, in Mahaska County, the Son of Harry K. and Ava Blair Hedge.


  12. A Washington County official will soon become the Judge of the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | The Washington Evening Journal

    ... the 8A Judicial Nominating Committee. The release said that after holding the interviews on Oct. 27 in the Wapello County Courthouse in Ottumwa, the two candidates selected as nominees for the position are Daniel Kitchen, a Washington attorney and ...


  13. Traffic pattern changed in OttumwaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | The Fairfield Ledger

    The Iowa Department of Transportation's Chariton construction office announced late Wednesday afternoon that traffic will begin using a new bridge near Ottumwa by 5 p.m. today. The traffic on U.S. 34 between Wapello County Road T-61 and North Quincy Avenue near Ottumwa was scheduled to be moved today from the onsite detour pavement onto the new bridge by 5 p.m., weather permitting.


  14. Leo LongRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2016 | Hawk Eye

    Born in 1923 in Wapello County, he was the son of George and Elsie Long. In 1944, he married Helen Hawkins in Davis County.


  15. Of seven candidates who have applied to fill a vacancy left when...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2016 | The Washington Evening Journal

    ... and Showers serves as the Washington County Attorney. Interviews will be conducted on Oct. 27, at the Wapello County Courthouse in Ottumwa. The interviews will be open for public observation and listening. The release said the public could observe ...


  16. Des Moines County supervisors appear to end discussion on minimum wage studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2016 | Hawk Eye

    ... pay for the answers." Supervisors Bob Beck and Jim Cary said they were interested in seeing what happened in Wapello County, which recently passed its own minimum wage increase. The city council of Ottumwa, Wapello County's largest city, is deciding ...


  17. Eldon haunted house opens FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2016 | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... of location. The Eldon City Hall had flooded in 2008, and the fire department moved the haunted house to the Wapello County Fairgrounds for a couple of years before deciding to stop having the event after 13 seasons. Last year, after Ottumwa's ...


  18. Carolyn PilgerRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2016 | Osky News

    Carolyn Pilger, 79, of Farson, died Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the Pella Hospice Comfort House in Pella. She was born June 28, 1937, in the Compentine Township of Wapello, County, the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and Bernadine Paxton Vannoy.


  19. Tenco Hydroponic Greenhouse dedication ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | The Fairfield Ledger

    The Tenco Hydroponic Greenhouse in Wapello County has the capacity to raise 1,440 tomato plants in two bays, and 9,306 plant positions in two lettuce bays, with additional space for 6,400 nursery positions. The Multipurpose Building next to the greenhouse provides a commons area for grading, washing, packaging, and loading produce for delivery, room to house a cooler, a wide hallway that allows for workers' lockers, a conference room for presentations to groups, and restrooms.


  20. Ronald PettitRead the original story

    Sep 30, 2016 | Osky News

    Ronald Pettit, 83, of Oskaloosa, died Thursday, September 29, 2016, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Ron was born August 8, 1933, in Wapello, County the son of Royce A. and Enid Irene Bradshaw Pettit.