The Ottumwa Courier


  • Judge rejects change in jail status request OTTUMWA — A handwritten letter in a court file illustrates the difference between a judge’s focus in the courtroom and what happens to a person charged with a crime outside the courthouse. Adem Anota is charged with kidnapping. Court documents show h

    May 14, 2014

  • Ottumwa considering warning siren expansion OTTUMWA -- The Ottumwa City Council held a special meeting Monday, and included in the agenda was a work session item that could greatly impact the safety of Ottumwans during strong storms. Although there were very high wind speeds during the April 2

    May 12, 2014

  • Bulldogs helping to beautify the city OTTUMWA — Community art programs are not only a great way to beautify a city like Ottumwa, but they also serve as a way to unite residents behind a symbol of the city. In Louisville, Kentucky, several of the local businesses and organizations have pa

    May 12, 2014

  • 0513OTTstormcolorphoto2-T-L-M.jpg Two days of storms soak southeast Iowa

    OTTUMWA — Southeast Iowa finally got the rain it was waiting for Sunday and Monday, but it brought severe weather the region didn’t need. Most counties around Ottumwa saw a tornado warning Sunday. Wapello County had two. While no tornadoes touched do

    May 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0513 OTT Tenco color photo -L -T -M Dream comes true for local cyclist

    OTTUMWA — Rainy days and Mondays wouldn't get Shannon Terrell down. Not on the day he was getting one of the best gifts of his life. A severe diabetic, Terrell works at Tenco while battling his disease. Once an active bicyclist, a loss of vision from

    May 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0509 OTT Mikayla Lanman color photo -L -M -T Lanman receives Art Club award

    OTTUMWA — Mikayla Lanman was shocked when she learned that she had been awarded the annual Ottumwa Art Club award at the Indian Hills Community College Student Art Show. The freshman graphic design student was so excited about being included in the s

    May 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0509 OTT Scott mug color -L -T -M Two Ottumwans charged with drug distribution

    OTTUMWA — Two search warrants executed in Ottumwa Thursday morning have led to the arrest of two individuals charged with drug distribution. According to a press release issued by the Ottumwa Police Department, officers from the Wapello County Sherif

    May 8, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0508 OTT Parking lot photo color Renovated parking lots coming to Ottumwa

    OTTUMWA — Something that could be thrown by the wayside when discussing the renovations to a downtown district like Ottumwa’s is the safety and aesthetic appeal of parking lots. The advancements that have been made in the 300 block of Main Street in

    May 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0508 OTT Stamp out hunger color -T Post office stamps out hunger

    OTTUMWA — Mail carriers will double the weight they already have to carry in their letter bags. "No doubt their load gets heavier. But when you talk to them, [you find] they actually look forward to that," said U.S. Postal Service spokesman Richard W

    May 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Iowa supreme court finds for city in flood suit

    OTTUMWA — The Iowa Supreme Court has sided with the City of Ottumwa in reversing a jury’s decision awarding an Ottumwa couple more than $80,000. David and Julie Garr filed suit against the city in October 2010 after their home was flooded. The Garrs

    May 2, 2014

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