The Ottumwa Courier


  • 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

  • Police nab skid loader burglars OTTUMWA — Usually signs or tools are the only things that are stolen from construction sites, but two burglars had a much bigger plan Wednesday morning. According to a press release issued by the Ottumwa Police Department, at approximately 8 a.m. Wed

    February 20, 2014

  • Teen arrested in connection with fires OTTUMWA — After investigations into two fires occurring at Highland Place on the city’s north side, it was found that the fires were no accident. According to a press release issued by the Wapello County Sheriff’s Department, deputies, with the assis

    February 20, 2014

  • 0219 OTT Flooding photo color -L -M Threat of floods worrying some Ottumwans

    OTTUMWA — While springtime can’t come fast enough for most in the area, several Ottumwans are worried that melting snow could create a lake where their homes and businesses sit. Buddy Kelley, who lives on Samantha Street by Union Park on the city’s w

    February 18, 2014 1 Photo

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