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Wapello County

Wapello County
  • 0520 OTT mushroom provided -T -M Hidden treasure

    OTTUMWA — Yes, it's kind of like winning the lottery. A mushroom hunter and her family cheerfully acknowledged that feeling after stopping by the Ottumwa Courier on Monday. In one lucky search, they'd found hundreds of morels totaling 10 pounds. As u

    May 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Judge rejects change in jail status request OTTUMWA — A handwritten letter in a court file illustrates the difference between a judge’s focus in the courtroom and what happens to a person charged with a crime outside the courthouse. Adem Anota is charged with kidnapping. Court documents show h

    May 14, 2014

  • County OKs five-year finance option for dump trucks OTTUMWA — Three new tandem Axle International dump trucks for the Wapello County Secondary Road Department will be financed with the help of US Bancorp Government Leasing and Financing. Tuesday night, Wapello County Board of Supervisors approved the

    May 13, 2014

  • 0513OTTstormcolorphoto2-T-L-M.jpg Two days of storms soak southeast Iowa

    OTTUMWA — Southeast Iowa finally got the rain it was waiting for Sunday and Monday, but it brought severe weather the region didn’t need. Most counties around Ottumwa saw a tornado warning Sunday. Wapello County had two. While no tornadoes touched do

    May 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • The rise of food stamps OTTUMWA — The use of food stamps in Wapello County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition progr

    May 12, 2014

  • 0508 OTT Stamp out hunger color -T Post office stamps out hunger

    OTTUMWA — Mail carriers will double the weight they already have to carry in their letter bags. "No doubt their load gets heavier. But when you talk to them, [you find] they actually look forward to that," said U.S. Postal Service spokesman Richard W

    May 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hog sickness spreading OTTUMWA — A hog disease making news around the nation is not dangerous to humans, nor is it going to produce toxic food. That's the good news. There's plenty of bad. The USDA reports "Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (called PED or PEDv) causes signif

    April 30, 2014

  • 0501 OTT School color photo -L -T -M Memories of the one-room schoolhouse

    OTTUMWA — History abounded Tuesday evening as a program about one-room schoolhouses was held in a newly renovated railroad building. The Wapello County Historical Society hosted Sarah Uthoff, a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and li

    April 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS investigates tornado possibility

    OTTUMWA — Tornado or not, the Wapello County area got slammed. "We've been pretty lucky compared to what other people have lost," said Joyce Smith of rural Ottumwa. "We had a whirlwind come through, it took our grain bin, a 20,000-bushel grain bin, b

    April 28, 2014

  • Hoping for riche$ — Part 4

    OTTUMWA — $6.6 million was spent in Wapello County in lottery ticket sales in 2013. Since 2003, the amount of money spent on lottery tickets by local residents has grown by more than $2 million. If statistics are correct, the number of lottery ticket

    April 24, 2014 3 Stories

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