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  • 0715 OTT Online only Book sale color photo -L Friends raising money for Bloomfield Library BLOOMFIELD — Down the hall and up the stairs at the old elementary school in Bloomfield, now the Old School Social Center, is a haven for anyone who loves books. From now through July 26, the Friends of the Bloomfield Public Library are hosting a use

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0712 OTT Zapata color photo -L -M Local arrests lead to federal prison OTTUMWA — Though they were arrested locally, you won't see this pair of drug dealers at the Wapello County Courthouse. "They were sentenced in federal court just last week," said Lt. Jason Bell with the Ottumwa Police Department. "We want to update t

    July 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0712 OTT Techel graphic -L -M Techel trial begins Monday DAVENPORT — More than two years have passed since Lisa Techel was shot and killed in her home near Agency. Two juries have failed to decide whether she died at the hands of her husband, Seth. A third jury will begin work Monday in what everyone hopes

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • School Board to vote on CIML split OTTUMWA — When Ottumwa fans fill Schafer Stadium in the fall of 2015, they may no longer be competing in the Central Iowa Metro League (CIML). The Ottumwa Community School District (OCSD) Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the McCarroll

    July 11, 2014

  • Preschool, an overlooked necessity ELDON — A sturdy foundation is an essential building block to any project that idea proves to be especially important in education. Earlier this week, Cardinal Community School District Superintendent Joel Pedersen was invited by an assistant to Gov.

    July 11, 2014

  • 0712 OTT Rural health survey color graphic -L -M The results are in from Ottumwa health survey OTTUMWA — Were you one of the more than 1,000 people who participated in the University of Iowa's Prevention Research Center for Rural Health's phone interview last year? If you were, the information you provided is going to make a dramatic differenc

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Vision Iowa grant request receives city OK OTTUMWA — A unique design to connect south Ottumwa with the Wapello County Trail system received the seal of approval from Ottumwa City Council on Friday afternoon. During the special meeting, council approved a Vision Iowa grant that would create a

    July 11, 2014

  • Sale of parking lot to River Hills on city's agenda OTTUMWA — The sale of the parking lot behind River Hills and the Wapello building will be the subject of a public hearing on Tuesday, July 15, during the Ottumwa City Council meeting. The city will look at selling River Hills the parking lot for $1,

    July 11, 2014

  • County asked to support underground tunnel OTTUMWA — On Tuesday, Wapello County Board of Supervisors will have several items on their plate to consider. Among them is a letter of support to Vision Iowa for the Wapello County Trails project which includes building a tunnel under Highway 34 to

    July 11, 2014

  • Richmond, Birch streets closed on Monday OTTUMWA — Motorists are advised that Richmond Avenue will be closed to through traffic starting Monday. A moving operation along the Richmond corridor will take place. Drivers will need to take other routes and plan for extra travel time due to this

    July 11, 2014

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