The Ottumwa Courier

Local News

November 13, 2013

VB Co. supervisors tackle many topics

KEOSAUQUA — The Van Buren County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday with many items on their agenda.

• Sheriff Dan Tedrow was present to discuss possible part-time employment of sheriff reserve officers.

• County Engineer David Barrett was present to update the board on various road projects including rock/project reports, SIDCA projects, Yellow Avenue bridge, Timber Avenue box culvert and asphalt paving.

•The county engineer was authorized to proceed to letting for a bridge replacement on Yellow Avenue over Little Cedar Creek 6 1/2 miles north of Bonaparte.

• Jim Meyers, representing the Worksteps Company, was present to discuss options regarding employee post-offer physicals.

• On the recommendation of the county treasurer, Tina Jenkins, Farmington, was appointed deputy county treasurer-auto, effective this date at an annual salary of 60 percent of the county treasurer’s salary.

• The chairman was authorized to sign new applications for homestead and military credits for the 2013-14 tax collectible year.

• The board approved one-time salary adjustments for the following county employees: Debbie Greenfield, $433.62; Paige Novak, $197.45; Susan Frey, $596.12; Joshua Sullivan, $715.89.

• The board approved a listing of county building valuations for insurance purposes on those county buildings valued over $50,000.

• The county auditor was authorized to destroy non-permanent records from the former city of Mt. Sterling including, but not limited to, blank forms, original records also being held by Van Buren County as permanent records, correspondences not specific to the former city of Mt. Sterling, invoices/receipts/bank statements/cancelled checks/deposit records/insurance policies/annual street finance reports that are more than five years old.

• On the recommendation of the county sheriff, part-time law center employee Robin L. Kovar, Bonaparte, was approved as an full-time dispatcher/jailer, effective Nov. 27 at a rate per union contract.

Text Only
Local News
  • 0420 OTT Gothic house easter web-color photo American Gothic House celebrates Easter weekend Kids participate in an egg roll competition Saturday on the American Gothic House lawn in Eldon. Families were invited to come and participate in Easter-themed events and make crafts. They also had the opportunity to dress up and pose in front of the

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0422 OTT Egg hunt color photo -L On a roll this Easter ELDON — If you pulled up to the American Gothic House Center Saturday afternoon at moments before 1 p.m., you probably had to park halfway down the road. Cars filled the parking lot and spilled out onto the street as parents and kids from all over so

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ups and downs OTTUMWA — Iowa's governor and his lieutenant seemed thrilled with part of the employment news Friday. Gov. Terry Branstad's Twitter page said: "BREAKING: Iowa's employment reaches all-time high of 1,615,200." Iowa Workforce Development confirms the n

    April 18, 2014

  • Those who came before OTTUMWA — There is so much information on researching genealogy, beginners may not know where to start. But experts and knowledgeable amateurs will offer help as they gather for a free Family History Fair to share which websites are worthwhile and wh

    April 18, 2014

  • 0419 OTT Tree planting color photo -T -M -L Young Ottumwans show their green thumbs OTTUMWA — Several of Ottumwa’s cemeteries and parks were recipients of new trees this week as Ottumwa High School students and Eagle Scouts dedicated their time to planting dozens of trees around the city. Students from the OHS JROTC class were at Ot

    April 18, 2014 4 Photos

  • 0419 OTT Prayer Walk 2 bw photo -L -M -T On a journey OTTUMWA — The seven blocks through the center of Ottumwa took more than an hour and a half to walk as 25 people prayed and read Scripture to reflect on the events of Good Friday. Led by the Ottumwa Area Fellowship of Pastors, the walk began at First

    April 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • 0419 OTT drought map -L -T -M Drought weakens grip on Iowa OTTUMWA — Last weekend saw the first significant rains in quite some time for the Ottumwa area. How long? The last day with at least a half-inch of rain was back on Nov. 20. It was a welcome rain, arriving after the ground had thawed. That allowed at

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Eugene Clark STOCKPORT — Eugene Morris Clark, 90, of Stockport, died at 5:30 p.m. April 17, 2014, at Good Samaritan Health and Rehabilitation Center, Ottumwa. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Spencer Cemetery northeast of Stockport; Pastor Richard

    April 18, 2014

  • Civil War Round Table visited by baseball historian OTTUMWA — The Civil War Round Table was treated to a special guest Thursday night and a presentation about how baseball during the Civil War era helped shape Iowa as we know it. John Liepa, former history and political science professor at Des Moines

    April 18, 2014

  • Three-day forecast Today ... Sunny, with a high near 76. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight ... Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Breezy, with a south wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Sunday ... Partly su

    April 18, 2014

Photo reprints