The Ottumwa Courier

News in brief

News in brief
  • Last night was one for the books

    July 16, 2014

  • Lake Darling ribbon cutting set BRIGHTON — The Lake Darling State Park Early Reopening Ribbon Cutting and a BYO basket picnic will be held at 1:30 p.m. July 24 at the park. Lake Darling will open to the public on this date. In a ceremony near the park entrance, area chambers of com

    July 15, 2014

  • Iowa Tourism Office offers $250,000 grant program DES MOINES — Tourism-related entities in Iowa have until Aug. 4 to apply for grants available through the Iowa Tourism Grant program. Administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Iowa Tourism Office, the grants provide financial assistan

    July 15, 2014

  • 0716 OTT Live After Five photo bw -L -T The Blue Band headlines Live After Five OTTUMWA — Variety is the name of that tune in Central Park from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday for the second in a series of South Ottumwa Savings Bank’s Live After Five this season. Bob Dorr & The Blue Band are celebrating their 33rd anniversary in 2014. Beginn

    July 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Part of Grand Avenue closed to traffic OTTUMWA — Drivers and neighborhood residents are being advised of a large pavement undermine in the 100 block of Grand Avenue. City crews will be working in the area through the end of the week to repair the sewer and patch the pavement. The 100 bloc

    July 14, 2014

  • Weltch and Kelly family reunion Aug. 3 OTTUMWA — The Weltch and Kelly family reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Wildwood Park Shelter 1. Don't forget to bring a white elephant gift and a covered dish to share. There will also be a salsa contest, and everyone is asked to bring so

    July 14, 2014

  • Moravia Fall Festival history book available MORAVIA — Nearly four years ago, former Moravia Union publisher Vicki Baty started a research project centering on past Fall Festivals. The project became an absorbing and intriguing journey through more than a century of history, not only of Fall Fe

    July 14, 2014

  • Leadership Fairfield accepting applications FAIRFIELD — The Leadership Fairfield program is now accepting applicants for the 2014-15 session. This new program, co-sponsored by the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Indian Hills Community College, is meant to bring together current and futu

    July 14, 2014

  • Historical Society presents ice cream theme July 31 OTTUMWA — Jeremy Frueh of Graham's Milk & Ice Cream Co. will be the speaker at a Wapello County Historical Society presentation at 6:30 p.m. July 31 at the Railroad Clubhouse, 210 1/2 W. Main St. The presentation is free and open to the public. Ice c

    July 14, 2014

  • Legion Auxiliary meeting Wednesday FAIRFIELD — Members of the American Legion Auxiliary #0047 will meet in regular session at the VFW Hall in Fairfield at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The agenda will include a report on Poppy Days held in May and the fall schedule. The Auxiliary's Girls State r

    July 12, 2014

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