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  • 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

  • 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

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