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- Animal adoptions begin By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA -- A surprised smile spread from rescuer to rescuer. "When we arrived back here Saturday morning, one of the rabbits had had a batch of new baby bunnies," said Stephanie Filer, fundraising director for the
- Winter makes an unwelcome return OTTUMWA — After a week that raised hopes of spring, this week is going to be a return to form for this winter. The National Weather Service’s forecast high for the week? Try 19 degrees. The normal is about 39 for this time of year. Tuesday night shou
Steele sentenced to 20 years
Lincoln James Steele, 22, of Pella, pled guilty to two counts of lascivious acts with a child this morning and was immediately sentenced to 20 years.
- Fire leaves family with nothing A Mystic family lost everything they had but the clothes they were wearing after an early morning fire totaled their home, which has left them without a place to call home and living in a local motel. Scott and Gidget Dove Arnold along with their 14-
- Iowa Barnstormers return to Oskaloosa OSKALOOSA -- They're back again! The Iowa Barnstormers return to Oskaloosa and William Penn University to prepare for the 2014 season in the Arena Football League. For the past couple years, they have called Oskaloosa home as they build their team i
- 'Which (blank) are you?' Online quizzes go viral NEW YORK (AP) — For a compulsive online quiz-taker like Chrissy Noh, the temptation was too great to resist: "Which sandwich are you?" After answering a series of unscientific, seemingly unrelated questions, which included selecting her favorite doug
Not guilty plea in animal cruelty case
OTTUMWA --- A Drakesville man found with hundreds of living and dead animals in his home Friday has plead "not guilty" to the charges from last week that originally brought him to police attention. Roger Blew, 45, appeared in the Wapello County dist
Animals seized amid carcasses
DRAKESVILLE — Dozens of dead animals were laid out in neat rows on the lawn of a house swarming with police and animal rescue personnel Friday. "As far as dead animals, this is the worst I've ever seen," said Officer Jeff Williams, an Ottumwa Police
- Keosauqua considers change in solid waste hauler KEOSAUQUA — The Keosauqua City Council is considering switching its solid waste hauler, according to Mayor Nasseem Hesler. “We discussed at a work session and we would like to switch,” said Hesler. “Based on the contract, we would try the 90-day te
- Five things to do in southern Iowa this weekend OTTUMWA — As the threat of severe weather moves out of the area, it's time to plan your weekend schedule. Choose something special for the kids, music lovers or your family pet — there's something for everyone in southern Iowa over the next few days.
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