The Ottumwa Courier

Ottumwa

September 30, 2013

Oktoberfest to celebrate 40 years

(Continued)

Overseeing the parade will be this year's grand marshal, Brad Little, who will be representing the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation.

"We normally have a grand marshal, and we do, but we wanted to recognize the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation for all they've given back to the community. You can't have an agency as the grand marshal, so Brad Little, their president, will be representing the foundation. Their philanthropy, and all they've done to support and better the community and the surrounding area as well ... we thought they should be recognized for what they do."

That's not all the committee does. They take note of things that actually need changing, then make the changes the following year. But those are small changes that Oktoberfest might appreciate but not really notice.

"It may not be visible to the public ... but you try to improve each year," he said.

This year Oktoberfest celebrates its 40th anniversary in Ottumwa.

— To see reporter Mark Newman's Twitter feed, go to @couriermark

Schedule of events (All events in the Market Street Parking Lot unless otherwise noted) Today 33rd Annual Rotary Club Chicken Barbeque - Oktoberfest Tent 4:30-7 p.m.

Wednesday Oktoberfest Tent open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tobin Garrett - DJ 4-6 p.m. Full Loaded - Budweiser Stage 6 p.m.-10 p.m. D&B Shows

Thursday Oktoberfest Tent open 11 a.m. to midnight German wines and beer tasting sponsored by Hy-Vee 4-6 p.m. Tobin Garrett - DJ 4-7 p.m. Jennifer Handling & Revolution - Budweiser Stage 7-11 p.m. D&B Shows - Wrist Band Night

Friday Oktoberfest Tent open 11 a.m. to midnight Tobin Garrett - DJ 4-5:30 p.m. Kiddie Parade (Washington Street/Main Street/Green Street) 6 p.m. (Rain location -- Quincy Place Mall). Sponsored by South Ottumwa Savings Bank The "Low"ly Brass 6-7:30 p.m. Burnin' Sensation - Budweiser Stage 8 p.m. to midnight D&B Shows

Text Only
Ottumwa
  • halo-5-guardians-concept_wallpaper-1920x1080-53cf9b0098ea45ada37dc0f66bc174f5.jpg The Art of Kong

    OTTUMWA — The Mona Lisa. Whistler's Mother. Donkey Kong? Don't be so surprised, said Walter Day, that video games and the surrounding memorabilia are being considered art. The creativity and artistic vision required to create a poster, said the found

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Urbandale comes back to beat Ottumwa Midwest BOONE — Ottumwa Midwest led by seven runs in the fourth inning, but Urbandale National put together a furious comeback to steal the victory, 12-11, on Friday at the 9-10 Year Old Little League State Baseball Tournament. The top of the first saw Ottum

    July 25, 2014

  • Parks Dept. has long list of projects

    OTTUMWA — The Parks and Recreation Department has approved a list of capital improvements for the next two years that includes the installation of handicapped-accessible swings and new park bathrooms.

    July 9, 2014

  • 0710 Farmers Market Color Photo 1 -L -M Fresh food improves community

    OTTUMWA — Every summer across the Midwest, food stands pop up on gravel roads, and farmers markets are filled with a variety of home-grown products. Finding a fresh selection of healthy greens and juicy fruits isn't as hard as you might think. Accord

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0703 OTT Heart boy photo A Heartfelt Miracle OTTUMWA — It’s funny how wishes can change so completely in just a few weeks. But laughter wasn’t the reaction of Jeff and Mary Penrod.The Ottumwa couple’s son, Brandon, was 18 years old when, in February, Mary took him to the Pella clinic to get loo

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0703 OTT River Hills parking lot color photo -L -T River Hills expansion progresses

    OTTUMWA — Expanding River Hills Community Health Center downtown continues to be a priority with the Ottumwa City Council. Earlier this week, the council authorized city staff to survey the property, prepare a draft developers agreement as well as pr

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Street repair program begins OTTUMWA — If you think roadwork projects in the city of Ottumwa are just about complete, think again. This week, the Ottumwa City Council awarded its preventative maintenance contract for sealing cracks in asphalt and concrete pavement roads througho

    July 2, 2014

  • A new look OTTUMWA — The 300 block of East Main Street in Ottumwa will be getting a facelift. During a public hearing earlier this week, the Ottumwa City Council gave its OK to the plans and specifications to renovate 15 buildings’ storefronts in downtown Ottum

    July 2, 2014

  • City won't tolerate bad behavior

    OTTUMWA — A newly designed policy to establish standards of behavior was presented to Ottumwa City Council on Tuesday night.The new policy’s introduction on Tuesday, demands city staff and elected officials exhibit professional behavior when they int

    July 1, 2014

  • 0702 OTT library grant color photo -T -L -M Ottumwa Public Library updates genealogy room

    OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Public Library is the recipient of a Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund Grant from the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation. The Friends of the Ottumwa Public Library group gave $5,520 to put toward a new microfilm reader. The

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

Obituaries
Record
Facebook
AP National