OTTUMWA — The Friends of NAS Ottumwa will celebrate Navy Day next Sunday with a chance to look at the progress being made on the administration building’s restoration.

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OTTUMWA — Jacob Hall dreamed of becoming a missionary. When a go-kart accident took his life 20 years ago, it left his family and friends devastated.


OTTUMWA — Soccer is more than a fun sport for the Ottumwa Soccer Club coaches and players. It’s a passion. Despite Saturday's rain, parents, coaches and players did not want to spend the weekend without soccer.

OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa man faces charges after police said they found seven pounds of “high-grade marijuana, scales, packaging material, a large amount of United States Currency and two firearms” during a search.


OTTUMWA — Abby Leonard said she has participated in Ottumwa’s Race for the Cure almost every year there’s been one. “I’ve missed maybe four or five,” she said. “Ironically, last year was one of them, right after I was diagnosed [with breast cancer].”

DES MOINES — A Fairfield judge who was passed over for the Iowa Court of Appeals earlier this year is getting another chance with another vacancy.

OTTUMWA — Bridge View Center has announced a January concert by Dwight Yoakum, a multi-Grammy Award winning country singer who has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide.

OTTUMWA — Thursday’s forum for city council candidates saw sharp differences in the participants’ views of what Ottumwa’s future should be.

OTTUMWA — Fifty-eight OHS students attended a workshop at Indian Hills Community College Thursday to learn about classes, scholarships and life on campus.


Police say a Knoxville man made multiple threats toward law enforcement, including that he planned to place bombs on or near the cars and residences of police officers.


OTTUMWA — Ryan Mitchell, an attorney in Ottumwa, has filed for an injunction seeking removal of seven candidates for school board from the November ballot.

OTTUMWA — Iowa cyclists may have to make a choice between two separate rides across the state this summer.

OTTUMWA — The Elizabeth Ross Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was established in 1896. Since then, members of the Elizabeth Ross Chapter have been dedicated to preserving the nation’s history.

OTTUMWA — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be in Ottumwa next week, and they’re bringing about 1,000 new residents with them. Most won’t stay long.

OTTUMWA — A Wapello County man has received a suspended sentence after his conviction on charges of theft and criminal mischief.

OTTUMWA — A man accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a girl over the course of several years will face strict terms if he is released on bond.


OTTUMWA — Bill Moulder, the founder of Moulder & Associates/Midwest Municipal Consulting, told city officials they can expect to see a lot of him and his company in the coming days.

OTTUMWA — Each year, the American Planning Association Iowa Chapter selects one city to host its annual chapter conference. Ottumwa has been chosen for 2021.

OTTUMWA — The Jacob’s Gift Foundation, an Ottumwa-based missionary group, will be celebrating its 20th year of service this weekend.

OTTUMWA — An Iowa city is getting set to end its ban on pit bulls within city limits, a ban similar to one in place in Ottumwa.


OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa school board is looking at two potential sites for a new north-side elementary school: the former site of Walsh and the current location of the Ottumwa Golf and Social Club.

OTTUMWA — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources thinks southeast Iowa is about a week away from this year’s peak leaf color.


OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa school district saw an increase of 111 students this year.


OTTUMWA — Halloween enthusiasts didn’t have to wait a few more weeks to celebrate Halloween, they just had to go to the 10th annual Halloweenapalooza.


OTTUMWA — Next week’s school board meeting includes discussion of a site analysis by DLR Group, the company hired by the Ottumwa school district to design a new elementary school.


OTTUMWA — The city received three written proposals from companies interested in guiding the search for a city administrator. Now the council is being asked to approve one of them.

ELDON — Pearlicia Cloke made the ballot for Eldon’s city council elections after her name was drawn in a tiebreaker.

OTTUMWA — If anyone can get behind the saying “expect the unexpected” it would have to be the county supervisors and Wapello County Emergency Management Coordinator Tim Richmond.

DES MOINES — The city’s appeal of a verdict rejecting the discipline and firing a former police officer went before the Iowa Court of Appeals on Thursday, one of two area cases on the day’s docket.


OTTUMWA — Ron Bloom knows what’s going to happen when he stops to put gas in his car. He’s going to get looks. Some people may stare. Then, gradually, people are going to want a close-up look at his 1983 Zimmer Golden Spirit.


OTTUMWA — As the newly merged Grace Ottumwa United Methodist Church continues to discover its identity, three big weights have been removed from its shoulders. All three former Ottumwa United Methodist Church buildings have sold.

OTTUMWA — There is a way to communicate with 25,000 residents — now that the Benchmark Community Survey was launched on Tuesday.