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  • Real estate market creating sense of optimism OTTUMWA — If recent years are any indication, home buyers around the country are feeling generally more optimistic about purchasing homes than they were during the recent recession, and that sentiment has been echoed in southeastern Iowa. According t

    January 23, 2014

  • Supervisors OK, clarifiy homestead, military exemption disallowances OTTUMWA — Thirty parcels of property throughout Wapello County no longer will receive homestead or military exemptions based upon action taken by the Wapello County Board of Supervisors. On Tuesday, supervisors cleaned up their record books for homes

    January 21, 2014

  • Noxious weed report OK'd by supervisors OTTUMWA — Hoary Cress and Russian knapweed are the two most noxious weeds found in Wapello County in 2013. Tuesday evening, Wapello County Board of Supervisors were briefed by County Engineer Brian Moore on the noxious weeds found in the county the p

    January 14, 2014

  • Quick, send Target your credit card number OTTUMWA — You may find the idea questionable: Send your credit card number to Target's data security partner so they can store it in a huge database of credit card info. "Yes ... I think everybody is a little reticent," Iowa Attorney General Tom Mill

    January 14, 2014

  • 0115 OTT Blood drive color photo -T -L -M Local blood supply at half capacity OTTUMWA — Winter is usually a slow time for blood donations in general, but this year has been severely trying for local and regional blood centers. Combine normal holiday activities with a polar vortex, and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Cent

    January 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Snow removal proving costly this winter OTTUMWA — This winter has been relatively busy for those who work to keep snow and ice off the roads, and it has also been quite costly. Reports from around the state of Iowa list early snowfall, mixed precipitations and frigid temperatures as the ca

    January 13, 2014

  • 0111 OTT Cold Case Homicide Color Photo -L -M -T [Duplicate] Answers found in '84 murder

    OTTUMWA — Family members were both smiling and crying after getting some of the answers in their loved ones' murder. The Wapello County Sheriff’s office, Davis County Sheriff’s office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation revealed in a join

    January 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 22 Wapello County employees honored OTTUMWA — Longevity in public service was honored by the Wapello County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning. During its first meeting of 2014, the supervisors honored 22 employees for reaching milestones in their employment with the county. Among

    January 7, 2014

  • Sheriffs go on stolen vehicle scavenger hunt OTTUMWA — A report of a stolen vehicle in Ottumwa turned into a puzzle of sorts for the Wapello County Sheriff’s Department on New Year’s Eve. Early in the morning on Dec. 31, sheriff’s deputies were notified that a 2000 Ford Mustang had been reporte

    January 7, 2014

  • 0107 OTT Mail people photo color -L -T -M Delivering mail no matter the weather

    OTTUMWA — The cold and snowy weather may mean children get a day off from school and some businesses close down for the day, but postal workers do not get a break from the lowest temperatures Ottumwa has seen in some time. “The majority of them are o

    January 6, 2014 1 Photo

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