The Ottumwa Courier


  • 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

  • 0311 OTT Fire school color photo 3 -T -M Preparing for the worst

    OTTUMWA — A quick glance at the scene at Indian Hills North Campus this weekend may have looked like a horrible traffic accident. A bus was turned on its side and cars were crushed under semi trucks. But the sounds of laughter and instruction soon ca

    March 10, 2014 3 Photos

  • 0311 OTT Dizzy color photo -L Finding out where real confidence comes from OTTUMWA — More than 160 women and girls poured into First Pentecostal Assembly of God Church on Saturday, ready to hear about confidence throughout the generations at the ninth annual Daughter of the King Conference. Four speakers were asked to speak

    March 8, 2014 2 Photos

  • Liberty student OK after struck by car OTTUMWA — A very scary and dangerous event took place Thursday morning at Liberty Elementary School when a student was struck by a moving vehicle, but thankfully no one was seriously injured in the accident. According to Dr. Davis Eidahl, Ottumwa Com

    March 7, 2014

  • City budget, two-way streets approved OTTUMWA -- The proposed adoption of the 2015 city budget and the approval of the conversion of a portion of Main and Second streets from one-way to two-way were both on the Ottumwa City Council agenda Tuesday, along with several other significant ite

    March 4, 2014

  • Ottumwa leaders discuss social media OTTUMWA — Social media is no longer reserved for teens to interact with each other. Now businesses and organizations are using websites like Facebook and Twitter to reach a broader audience and to promote themselves. To help some of Ottumwa’s leaders

    March 4, 2014

  • Fire department fights fire, cold OTTUMWA — Ottumwa's fire chief is relieved there were observant neighbors living on Mary Street. They noticed a house on fire in the early morning hours Sunday and alerted the residents to the danger. "That could have turned out a lot worse," said Ch

    March 4, 2014

  • 0305 OTT El Rancho Grande color photo -L -T Adios, old friend

    OTTUMWA — A once-popular restaurant turned dangerous eyesore has been leveled. A heavy equipment operator, supported by several workers in hardhats, were demolishing the exposed walls of the building Tuesday morning. In April of last year, El Rancho

    March 4, 2014 1 Photo

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