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  • 0227 OTT Greg Herrick astronaut color photo -M Ottumwa native honored for aviation accomplishments OTTUMWA — Some lessons learned in your hometown can stay with you for a lifetime and provide the means to accomplish any goal. For Greg Herrick, 62, a native Ottumwan who now resides in Blaine, Minn., flying lessons that he took in Ottumwa as a teena

    February 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • Taking aim against hunger OTTUMWA — Aiming without shooting isn't going to bring a hunter dinner. Shooting without aiming can be a whole lot worse. "We have to strike a balance between research and action," said Desiree Johnson, director of the United Way of Wapello County. J

    February 26, 2014

  • Miller-Meeks makes third bid for Congress OTTUMWA — Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks said Wednesday concerns she raised two years ago about the Affordable Care Act are reality today and will bolster her bid for Congress. Miller-Meeks resigned as the director of the Iowa Department of Public Heal

    February 26, 2014

  • Skid loader suspects plead not guilty OTTUMWA — The men police say stole a skid loader and used it to commit a burglary earlier this month have pleaded not guilty. Authorities say Todd Sexton and Kyle Davis stole a skid loader from the construction site at the Market Street Bridge. But t

    February 26, 2014

  • City Council discusses two-way streets OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa City Council held a special meeting Monday night at 5 p.m. at City Hall in order to have work sessions on several important items. The meeting was not held to act on any of the items, only to gather more information. The items f

    February 24, 2014

  • Bar fight leads to stabbings OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Police Department responded to a call Sunday morning of a stabbing. At approximately 2 a.m., officers received a call of an altercation at the Kum & Go on Church Street on the city’s south side. When officers arrived, they disco

    February 24, 2014

  • When fire departments need help OTTUMWA--- The garage wasn't flooded, the tornado sirens weren't screaming and the place was not on fire. Yet there was the Red Cross. "We wanted to let the public know that the Red Cross works with the Ottumwa Fire Department, and not just at fires,

    February 23, 2014

  • 0225 ott pic Hogs4Dogs event "Hog" lovers help dog lovers OTTUMWA --- Community members looking for assistance with pet care attended an event put on by Hogs4Dogs USA. "This is our second annual K9 Clinic," said one of the organizers, Tammie Hartley. "There are low-cost vaccinations and micro-chipping." The

    February 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • City Council to discuss two-way streets OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa City Council will hold a special meeting Monday night at Council Chambers of City Hall to discuss some very important topics. Included in the very short agenda will be a discussion on the level of signing authority for the City

    February 21, 2014

  • City officials seeking public input OTTUMWA — Any community member who wants to make their voice heard will have plenty of chances during a few-day stretch at the beginning of March, when public hearings will put many of the city’s most important topics center stage. To begin the very

    February 21, 2014

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