The Ottumwa Courier


  • 0624 OTT Wolff Ottumwa native killed in Afghanistan

    OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa family is mourning the loss of a U.S. serviceman killed in the Middle East on Friday. Adam F. Wolff, Ottumwa, was killed in unrevealed circumstances, his aunt, Dawn Harward of Ottumwa has said.

    June 23, 2014 2 Photos 2 Stories

  • 0619 OTT Sharon Stroh -L -T -M New director, new path OTTUMWA — Good ideas and goals are important. The challenge is the strategy between the idea and the reaching of the goal. "There are times in our community’s life where we have to rally around specific issues, to rally those troops, get people movin

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0619 OTT BVC cake -T -M -L Let them eat cake!

    OTTUMWA — A celebratory cake ceremonialized a city milestone. Earlier this week, Ottumwa City Council members, Bridge View Center supporters and the public enjoyed eating a cake, designed to look like the performing arts/convention center, to celebra

    June 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sprucing up the town OTTUMWA — If you don’t want to keep your property clean within Ottumwa’s city limits, beware of the consequences. You will be fined. On Tuesday night, the Ottumwa City Council approved abating nuisances on 12 parcels of property. City property owners

    June 18, 2014

  • 0618 OTT Sports Chase Wood photo Bulldog invited to elite tryout OTTUMWA — Chase Wood outwardly embraced a reserved demeanor Tuesday in one of the many rooms that fill The Ottumwa Courier's time-tested building. Content to let his dad, Rick Wood, do most of the talking, Chase, sporting the build of a linebacker a

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0617 OTT nitrates color photo -L -M City: Nitrate dumping not a major issue

    OTTUMWA — Nitrates dumped into the river upstream don’t do Ottumwa Water and Hydro any good, officials say, but the amounts released by cities pale in comparison to what rain washes into the river. Tim Albert, production manager at the Ottumwa water

    June 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tenco Golf Classic benefits the disabled OTTUMWA — Seventy four-player teams competed in the 28th annual Tenco Golf Classic Saturday at Cedar Creek Golf Course.The event, which drew 280 golfers, will assist Tenco in carrying out its mission to provide opportunities for people with disabilit

    June 16, 2014

  • Centerville squeaks by Albia ALBIA – The Centerville baseball team picked up two big victories over South Central Conference opponent Albia Friday. In the continuation of a game that was suspended on June 3 before the third inning, the Big Reds squeaked by Albia 3-2 before they

    June 13, 2014

  • Big Reds power past Clarke CLARKE -- The Centerville baseball team picked up two emphatic victories Thursday over Clarke in South Central Conference action. The Big Reds crushed Clarke 12-1 in the top half of the doubleheader in a game that took only five innings to complete,

    June 13, 2014

  • 0614 OTT Sports baseball Ottumwa baseball photo Bulldogs triumph over Valley WebRep currentVote noRating noWeight OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa baseball team increased its winning streak to five games with a sweep of West Des Moines Valley Thursday night at Legion Field. The Bulldogs started the night with a 16-6 six-inning rout o

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

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