The Ottumwa Courier


  • 0111 OTT Librarycorner color photo 1 IPTV brings literacy resources to Ottumwa OTTUMWA — Kids spending time at the Ottumwa Public Library will have new resources available to help promote the connections between public media and early literacy and math skills, thanks to a new Library Corner placed in the library by Iowa Public

    January 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 1218 OTT College Cooks dinner pic -T -M -L Students can stand the heat OTTUMWA — Chef Gordon Rader said he never wants his current advanced class of students to leave Indian Hills. He trusts this class enough to let them develop the upcoming eight-course scholarship dinner. "They're chefs already," he said as he watched

    December 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • Slideshow: Ottumwa schools' holiday band concert

    December 17, 2013

  • Learning never ends OTTUMWA -- Not all training is meant to boost your salary. Some education will simply boost your quality of life. Take the Indian Hills Community College class in Sign Language, First Aid for Pets, Conversational Spanish or Introduction to Computers;

    December 16, 2013

  • 1217 OTT Joel Pedersen photo -T -L Cardinal superintendent nominated for national award ELDON — In order for a community to thrive and show promise for the future, the right individuals have to take the leadership reins. Anyone who visits Cardinal Community School District can see the positive impacts that Superintendent Joel Pedersen h

    December 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • 1210 OTT job corps pic color Job Corps is ready; are you?

    OTTUMWA — As winter approaches, a location in Ottumwa has become one of only six places in the state to be certified "StormReady." Officials from the National Weather Service recognized the Ottumwa Job Corps center as one of their StormReady Supporte

    December 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • 1211 OTT Miss Iowa photo color -L -M Cardinal Elementary visited by Miss Iowa

    ELDON — Santa Claus isn’t the only person traveling all around Iowa preaching the importance of giving during this time of the year. Chelsea Fullenkamp, who was recently named Miss Iowa U.S. Miss for 2014, gave a special visit to children at Cardinal

    December 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • Partnership could boost economy OTTUMWA — Seeing a vibrant economy here is going to take a team; and while that team may or may not contain certain members, it must have the community’s high school. That was the message from Tom Rubel at Monday's meeting of the Ottumwa school board

    December 9, 2013

  • Iowa Gov. launches education awareness campaign DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad wants more people in Iowa to know about the benefits of science, technology, engineering and math education. Branstad on Monday announced a new public information campaign about the study of those topics, c

    December 9, 2013

  • Pekin FFA, Hometown Harvest partnering for school lunch program PACKWOOD — The Pekin FFA program is dedicated to developing students through agricultural education, and they have shown a high interest in helping the community, too. Their success in showing innovation and agricultural progress in the community led

    December 5, 2013

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