The Ottumwa Courier


  • Time is the best gift to give on Mother's Day Editor’s Note: Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away. Due to the request of our readers, we are pleased to reprint this column from 2008. OTTUMWA — I’m struggling to find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. It’s been an ongoing battle for the past

    May 7, 2013

  • What's in a name?

    April 28, 2013

  • Names are labels man

    April 28, 2013

  • No crab at The Crab House

    April 19, 2013

  • A Big Ten Benedict Arnold Imagine if all of the nuclear warheads blew up at exactly the same time the sun exploded. Big deal. I came back from the most disastrous beginning from an NCAA Basketball Tournament pool in history to win. Cheers' Sam Malone once said the "nuclear wa

    April 13, 2013

  • 0413 Opinion Reporter's Notebook leaf photo -T -M 'Leafing' through the memories As I walked to my car on my dinner break the other night, the smell of burning leaves filled the air. And I loved it. That scent took me on a trip down memory lane. Even though spring is finally on its way, the first memories to fill my mind came fro

    April 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • Biblical names were once prominent Biblical names given to our ancestors' children were extremely important with most now out of favor except the New Testament names of Mark, Peter, John, Paul and Andrew with Timothy coming in close behind. Going through an old church yard looking at

    April 11, 2013

  • Netflix Mary and I watch a lot of movies, both at the theater and at home. With satellite television, the movie channels are abundant, and they have high-quality movies. Anytime, day or night, I can sit down and find a pretty decent movie. In fact, some of t

    April 10, 2013

  • Arts in a bowl

    March 27, 2013

  • Bracketology — everyone’s got a chance

    March 20, 2013

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