The Ottumwa Courier


  • Trial set in child pornography case OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa man accused in a child pornography case will go on trial this summer. Rass Kerby Jr., is charged with enticing a minor to engage in a sex act or simulated sex act and possession of media of a minor engaged in a sex act. He was a

    April 2, 2014

  • City votes to condemn house after numerous complaints

    OTTUMWA — A home located at 322 Frank St. has yielded complaints from Ottumwa residents because of its poor state, and on Tuesday the Ottumwa City Council voted 3-2 in favor of condemning the house. According to Ottumwa Health and Inspections Directo

    April 1, 2014

  • W.W. Norton OSKALOOSA — Bill Norton, 61, of Oskaloosa, died the afternoon of March 28, 2014, at his home in Oskaloosa. As was Bill’s wish, his body has been cremated. Military honors will be presented at the American Legion Hall in Oskaloosa at noon Saturday fo

    March 31, 2014

  • 0321 OTT Loebsack at Market on Main color photo 1 -L -M [Duplicate] Loebsack impressed

    OTTUMWA — U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack has now departed from Market on Main, though he left some cash behind. Like many of the people who visit the Market, Loebsack snapped up popcorn, cupcakes and other baked goods from vendor after vendor. Loebsa

    March 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Indian Hills softball scoreboard ncaa softball Indian Hills Softball Crowder Bash Joplin, Mo. 03-15-14 Northern Oklahoma-Enid 1, Indian Hills 0 Indi 000 000 0 -- 0 3 2 Nort 000 010 0 -- 1 6 0 Indian Hills battery-- Kendle Schieber (L, 3-4) (6IP, 6H, 1R, 1ER, 7K, 1BB). Hits -- Laci M

    March 20, 2014

  • 0313 OTT Market on Main color photo 2 -T -M -L It's a hit! OTTUMWA — After years of planning, scrubbing and painting, Market on Main opened Wednesday afternoon. "I was surprised when I walked in," said Adam Prose, president of the Ottumwa Chamber of Commerce's red-jacketed ambassadors. "I've never been in he

    March 12, 2014 3 Photos

  • 0313 OTT Theater color -L -M -T Transforming the theaters

    OTTUMWA — A plan is beginning to take shape for the Capri and Capitol theaters in downtown Ottumwa. The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation has purchased the historic buildings at the corner of Main and Green streets with the intent of making them par

    March 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Legacy Foundation pumps $5.5 million into community OTTUMWA — Collectively, the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation has been partnering with the local community to provide positive community initiatives. That’s the message delivered by Legacy Foundation President Brad Little during a work session with

    March 11, 2014

  • 0311 OTT Snow mug -T -M Snow found guilty OTTUMWA — Bobby Snow was found guilty of second-degree murder on Monday, only a couple hours after jurors received the case. Conviction required the state to prove Snow struck James McElroy and that McElroy died as a result in May 2011. Prosecutors a

    March 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 'Eat, drink and be murdered' OTTUMWA — Eating a delicious dinner can be the highlight of any evening, but it will hopefully just be the start of a very entertaining night on Friday. Main Street Ottumwa’s second annual Murder Mystery dinner kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday in the Hotel

    March 10, 2014

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