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OTTUMWA — Open enrollment is an issue the Ottumwa school district has been trying to solve for years. Now, it will have a third party working toward a solution.

OTTUMWA — After months of trying to put the pieces together, an indoor Test Iowa clinic in Wapello County will finally be up and running this month.

OTTUMWA — The Cardinal Community School District is looking to build a southbound turn lane into the elementary school as part of a long-term project to alleviate traffic on Highway 16 around the premises.

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa's residents will have to wait a little longer to find out which business will be their solid waste collector starting next year.


OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa school district is looking at expanding its Career and Technical Education Program (CTE), and administrators think the old Market on Main building is just the place for it.

OTTUMWA — Constituents can join a public hearing next month as the district proposed borrowing up to $10 million to complete several projects around the Centerville School District.


OTTUMWA — A important first step for a proposed Test Iowa clinic is complete, but a staffing shortage continues to plague the effort to get the indoor site running and is the biggest hurdle to getting the venture off the ground.

OTTUMWA — Incumbent and perspective state legislators were asked for their economic policies, specifically those that will target rural Iowa areas like Ottumwa and Wapello County Saturday.

The candidates for the 2nd Congressional District seat in southeastern Iowa on Thursday split on the idea of a federal mask mandate, but agreed more federal stimulus aid is needed to address the pandemic.

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OSKALOOSA — State Sen. Ken Rozenboom, a Republican, emphatically denied allegations he belittled and name-called young constituents in emails, a charge levied by Democratic challenger Lance Roorda Thursday at a forum.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The murderer of a local couple closely tied to the Ottumwa, Oskaloosa and Pella communities was executed by the federal goverment Thursday evening.

OTTUMWA — The Indian Hills Community College Theater will be presenting "Auntie Mame" Oct. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. in the St. John Auditorium.

OTTUMWA — As the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of slowing, several questions arise about quarantine procedures if there is some sort of exposure to the novel coronavirus.

OTTUMWA — There were five new cases of the COVID-19 disease reported by the state in Wapello County on Wendesday.

OTTUMWA — The final few weeks of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy couldn't end soon enough for Alexa Mikita. The excitement was fairly palpable.

BATAVIA — Wapello County deputies stopped a vehicle on Highway 34 near the Jefferson County line Monday and said the stop ultimately turned up a large quantity of methamphetamine.

OTTUMWA — There were eight new cases of COVID-19 reported in Wapello County Tuesday, according to state data.

OTTUMWA — Several details about the proposed COVID-19 brick-and-mortar testing site have changed over the past few weeks, but the site appears to be close to starting up, the Wapello County Board of Supervisors were told during Tuesday's weekly meeting.

OTTUMWA — There were five new cases of the COVID-19 disease in Wapello County, according to state data reported Monday.

OTTUMWA — State data indicated 19 new cases of COVID-19 in Wapello County Sunday, as the county’s positivity rate over the last 14 days has continued its upward trend.

OTTUMWA — There were 11 new disease cases in Wapello County, the state reported Saturday. Iowa added 901 cases of COVID-19.

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MORAVIA — Investigators said an Appanoose County sheriff's deputy fired his gun at a vehicle being chased by police before the suspect was ultimately apprehended.

OTTUMWA — The number of students currently quarantined in the Ottumwa School District has risen to 77 districtwide.

A pickup truck crashed through the front of US Cellular on North Quincy Avenue on Friday in Ottumwa. Ottumwa Police Sgt. Justin Rice said there were three employees in the store at the time, with one transported to a local hospital for a possible head injury. There've been no citations at th…

CEDAR FALLS — Forty years after being named Pancake Queen at Centerville’s Pancake Day, Glynis (Houser) Worthington returns to the pageant circuit in Sunday’s Mrs. Iowa contest.

OTTUMWA — Despite being the newest building in the Ottumwa school district, the Pickwick Early Childhood Education Center is in the midst of expansion.

OTTUMWA — The “Beatles vs. Stones — A Musical Showdown” tribute show has been the latest Bridge View Center performance to be delayed to 2021.

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OTTUMWA — An elementary student and a middle school student have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease, according to numbers from the Ottumwa School District on Wednesday.

OTTUMWA — An intermittent defect on one of the Ottumwa Fire Department’s firetrucks turned into a discussion about possible changes to the fleet during Tuesday’s city council meeting.

OTTUMWA — The City of Ottumwa and its residents will have a decision to make when it comes to what business will oversee the collection of trash, bulky items, yard waste and recycling starting next year.

OTTUMWA — Proposed changes to the way the Ottumwa school district collects funds for a couple of different levies could end up in reduced property taxes for Ottumwans.

OTTUMWA — The city of Ottumwa was not among the recipients of a U.S. Department of Transportation grant that would be funded a project worth more than $18 million.