The Ottumwa Courier


  • 0613 OTT Sports baseball color photo Bulldogs sweep Valley OTTUMWA -- The Ottumwa baseball team extended its winning streak by sweeping Des Moines Valley for the first time in a long time Thursday at Legion Memorial Field. The Bulldogs thumped the Tigers 16-6 in a game that only took six innings to complete

    June 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0529 OTT Garage color photo -T -M Police seek fugitives

    OTTUMWA — Three people who fled a traffic stop are being sought by Ottumwa police. Two have warrants for their arrests, and the third is unidentified.

    May 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Help fight hunger OTTUMWA — The groups began with a question: How to better help Wapello County residents who don't have enough decent food. Next week, they'll decide if they've found any answers. The food security project, Growing Wapello Together, had small groups m

    May 28, 2014

  • 0527 OTT Memorial Day 1 color photo -L Monument dedicated on Memorial Day OTTUMWA — On Monday afternoon, one of Ottumwa’s newest monuments was dedicated on the most fitting of days and not even a downpour could scare guests away. The Civil War soldier wood carving has been in Ottumwa Cemetery since it was completed by chai

    May 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0527 OTT Sisters color photo Spiritual nourishment

    OTTUMWA — Their life's journey has not been easy. A winding road greeted them with adversity and courage. Yet they managed to educate children, feed the hungry and help the poor. The stories of the Sisters of Humility of Mary are central to Ottumwa’s

    May 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0527 OTT Jog for Joe 2 color photo -L Jog 4 Joe: Running to remember

    OTTUMWA — Memorial Day is a special day when we remember all of those who have given everything for the country they love. To help carry on the memory of one fallen soldier from Ottumwa, participants gathered Monday at Greater Ottumwa Park for the an

    May 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • Arrests made at Colonial Motor Inn OTTUMWA — A theft investigation involving a local man turned into quite a long situation for Ottumwa police on Thursday. According to Police Chief Tom McAndrew, officers obtained a warrant for arrest for Shawn Lee Forney, of Ottumwa, and tried to exe

    May 22, 2014

  • 0523 OTT Two-ways photo color -M -L Two-way street conversion successful

    OTTUMWA — Before the two-way street conversion in downtown Ottumwa went into effect, some community members were quoted saying it was going to be a demolition derby of sorts. However, according to Police Chief Tom McAndrew, it’s been a safe transitio

    May 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0522 OTT Jody Gates mug Jody Gates becoming city's Planning and Development Director

    OTTUMWA — Jody Gates has been the city’s Health and Inspections and Solid Waste Director since 1996, and come June 3 she will be adding another title after her name: Director of Planning and Development. Gates will not only retain her past duties, bu

    May 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0522 OTT Shrine of Memories color photo -L -T -M Confusion laid to rest OTTUMWA — Despite what you may have heard, one of the town's funeral homes is still in business and performing most of its duties. This week, more than one family placing an obituary told the Courier that Shrine of Memories had gone out of business.

    May 21, 2014 1 Photo

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