The Ottumwa Courier


  • United Way expanding on Corporate Community Garden OTTUMWA — The United Way of Wapello County created its Corporate Community Garden last year as a way to donate locally grown food to community members in need, and after a successful first year, it's hoping to expand the garden’s impact in its second

    April 11, 2014

  • City Council to discuss several property sales OTTUMWA -- The Ottumwa City Council will meet Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall for its second and final regularly scheduled meeting of April. Included on the agenda for the evening, among various other items, are several public hearings on t

    April 11, 2014

  • Volunteers wanted for playground construction OTTUMWA — Wildwood Park in Ottumwa is going to be the recipient of some rather significant playground upgrades in the near future, but in order for the construction of the new equipment to be free for taxpayers, there has to be enough volunteer power

    April 10, 2014

  • Fun doesn't mean drunk OTTUMWA — Word that there wasn't an after-prom party sponsor led local Elks to leap into action. Annually, different supporters fund a gathering that allows teens to enjoy prom night without the dangers that result from a drunk high school senior dri

    April 10, 2014

  • 0410 OTT picture Bracelets -M -T Caring Kids

    OTTUMWA — Five fourth-graders didn't need grownups to show them it feels good to help others. They found out firsthand. "I wanted to do a project with the bracelets I make. And it's better to help people than to just do a random project," Kennedy Hug

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • A place to play for all

    OTTUMWA -- Two of Ottumwa's parks are going to receive some significant playground upgrades in the near future, and for the first time park playgrounds in Ottumwa will be handicapped-accessible. On Tuesday the O

    April 8, 2014

  • 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

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