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  • Wapello County Courthouse.jpg Courthouse to receive facelift

    OTTUMWA — First, Chief Wapello received a facelift. Now, it’s the county courthouse’s turn. On Tuesday evening, Wapello County Board of Supervisors approved spending $139,000 for repair and maintenance of the historic courthouse. Karr Tuckpointing o

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0409 OTT Holiday lights photo -T -M -L Merry and bright OTTUMWA — With the arrival of warm weather in Wapello County, one group is waiting for winter. "We're excited about our next Holiday Nights 'n' Lights display," said Tim Kurtz, executive director of the Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce. Though setup

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0409 OTT Bridge work color photo -L -T -M Bridge reconstruction still on schedule OTTUMWA — Crews started reconstruction on the Market Street Bridge during the balmy weather on Feb. 3, but since then the weather has gotten considerably nicer and work has stayed steady. Even with the cold and dreary weather that was still hanging o

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0408 OTT Bowling RVs color photo -L -T Trailers for Trevor Campaign helping in a fight against cancer

    OTTUMWA — No one, especially a 4-year-old child, should have to go through the hardships of having cancer. When tough circumstances like cancer do come, though, it is always nice to see members of the community stepping up to help. Bowling RVs of Ott

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Trial set in nursing home death DES MOINES — A federal lawsuit against the Van Buren County Good Samaritan Society has a court date, but it’s not soon. Clyde Sprouse and Shelley Ragen filed the suit after the death of Mary Sprouse, Clyde’s wife and Shelley’s mother. Mary Sprouse wa

    April 7, 2014

  • 0408 OTT Skyline color photo -L -T A historic flight

    OTTUMWA — What would you do for your favorite ice cream? This past weekend, it took a World War II training plane and a cold-weather flight, but it was well worth the time and effort. Kevin Conaway, a former Ottumwan, and his friend, pilot Chris Good

    April 7, 2014 3 Photos

  • 0408 OTT McWhorter color photo -L -T Great Depression-era artists create affordable artwork

    ELDON — A rejection of European abstract art led to a chain of events that brought the newest Grant Wood artwork to southern Iowa. At Sunday's lecture series Regionalist Art during the Great Depression, Mark McWhorter, director of the Indian Hills Ar

    April 7, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0406 OTT International Festival web-color photo Ottumwans participate in International Day festivities OTTUMWA — Saturday afternoon at the Quincy Place Mall in Ottumwa, community members gathered to share and learn about different cultures from all over the world at the annual International Day Festival. Booths lined the interior of the mall with diff

    April 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • District legislators meet with Ottumwa community OTTUMWA — Saturday morning at the Bridge View Center, State Sens. Mark Chelgren and Ken Rozenboom and state Reps. Mary Gaskill and Larry Sheets met with members of the community to discuss questions that citizens in the district have. Sponsored by th

    April 5, 2014

  • 0405 OTT Job corps web-color photo Secretary of Labor visits Ottumwa Job Corps Center OTTUMWA — Saturday was a special day for the Ottumwa Job Corps Center, as U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack came for a tour of the facility and to speak about the importance of Job Cor

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

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