The Ottumwa Courier

News in brief

June 12, 2014

Fair Queen, Little Miss contestants announced

ELDON — Six young women will be competing for the Wapello County Fair Queen crown next week, while two will be vying for Little Miss.

The competition will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Grandstand.

Queen contestants

Alissabeth Sloan, the daughter of Lisa Sloan of Eldon. Alissabeth is a 2014 graduate of Cardinal High School and will be attending Kirkwood Community College this fall. Alissabeth helps with Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at the Eldon Christian Church. Her school activities include: Cardinal Shooting Comets Archery, FFA, class officer, Comet Crazy leader, chorus, fifth-grade camp counselor, Girl Scouts leader, Little Hands on the Farm volunteer. Alissabeth is an honor roll student and received a Gold Cord Award for 100 hours of community service. In her spare time, Alissabeth enjoys reading, helping at the Wapello County Fair and Eldon Raceway and spending time with her family and friends.

Erin Franklin, the daughter of Robben and Lori Franklin of Eldon. Erin attends Iowa State University, majoring in management and marketing. Erin is a participant in the volunteer in Mission Program, Vacation Bible School teacher, Wapello County Fair volunteer, American Gothic Days mud volleyball co-coordinator and G.A.T.E. volunteer. Her school activities include: Cyclone aide, Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity member, Gerdin Citizenship Program leader, student government and class officer. Erin is on the Dean’s List, is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and the National Honor Society. In her spare time, Erin enjoys being with her family, scrapbooking, going to dirt track races and going boating.

Ryley McElderry, the daughter of Allen and Twyla McElderry of Batavia. Ryley attends Cardinal High School, where she is involved in cross-country, football cheerleader, basketball, archery, choir, band, drama, Quiz Bowl and speech. Ryley volunteers at Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter. She is a member of the National Honor Society. In her spare time, Ryley enjoys reading classic novels, singing and watching musicals or plays.

Text Only
News in brief
  • WCCB hosting two August events OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Conservation Board is hosting two events in August. Aug. 5 – Toddler Camp: Water Wonders. Water is a very important part of our world. Use hands-on activities to find out what makes water so special. Come dressed to get a

    July 28, 2014

  • Eddyville Party in the Park Saturday EDDYVILLE — Eddyville Central Park will be filled with music, laugher, a movie, food and lots of fun Saturday evening. Bring your lawn chairs and come join your friends for a fun filled evening. At 6 p.m., the Eddyville Garden Club and the Historical

    July 28, 2014

  • Iowa counties declared federal disaster areas WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in Iowa and has ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the

    July 25, 2014

  • 0726 OTT Techel trial photo -T Foreman: Techel case a 'slam dunk'

    DAVENPORT (AP) — The foreman of a jury that convicted an Iowa man of killing his pregnant wife says the prosecution's case was a "slam dunk" even if the investigation had flaws. Thom Nelson told The Associated Press that the evidence showed "there

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Northey to speak Cedar Creek meeting AGENCY — Residents in the Buckeye Creek, Competine Creek and Wolf Creek watersheds are invited to attend a community kickoff meeting to learn more about the Cedar Creek Partnership Water Quality Initiative Targeted Watershed Demonstration Project, a

    July 25, 2014

  • 0725 OTT Awards bw photo -M -T 4-H Expo awards announced OTTUMWA — Participants of last week's various shows at the Wapello County 4-H Expo received many awards. Here are the Livestock awards. Beef Show: Alan Angle: Three blue ribbons, Reserve Champion Beef Ultrasound trophy. Kacey Beinhard: One blue ribbo

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Richland blood drive Aug. 18 RICHLAND — The Richland community will be hosting a blood drive from 2-6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 inside the parish center at Mother Cabrini Church, 306 W. Main. St. Donors who last gave blood on or before June 23 are eligible to donate. To schedule an appoin

    July 24, 2014

  • Nails prompt police to call for tire checks

    OTTUMWA — When police were called for a report of nails in the road Wednesday they didn't expect quite as many as they found, or how far they went.

    July 24, 2014

  • File.png Weather roller coaster not over yet

    OTTUMWA — Extreme heat may have broken for southeast Iowa, but hotter weather will return later this week.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Municipal Band 'Fantasty' Concert Thursday OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Municipal Band will continue its 2014 summer season at 7 p.m. tonight in Central Park. This week, the band will be performing its “Fantasy Concert,” in which many of the selections come from musicals or movies which were based o

    July 23, 2014

Obituaries
Record
Facebook
AP National