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.
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 — Emma Kain, United Way of Wapello County community engagement director, wants people to know there is no limit as to what skills a person can offer to United Way or different nonprofits.
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.
FAIRFIELD — Children facing life-threatening illnesses are not wearing capes, but Little Superheroes Founder Christie Kessel considers them to be superheroes of their own.
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.
URBANDALE — On Sept. 29, the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School marching band placed third in class 2A competition at the Urbandale Marching Invitational with a score of 67.5.
OTTUMWA — Halloween doesn’t just have to be about costumes, fun, candy and halloween parties. Team Iowa Missions also believes it can be a great opportunity to give back to a third world country.
OTTUMWA — The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will celebrate women in music throughout its 69th season in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification and passing of hate 19th amendment.
Jason Carter, the man acquitted of murder earlier this year, has filed again to have a civil verdict that found him liable for his mother's killing set aside.
OTTUMWA — If you were at the Quincy Mall on Saturday, chances are you caught a glimpse of the International Video Game Hall of Fame (IVGHF) this weekend.
OTTUMWA — The weather was gloomy, but Ottumwans’ spirits were not as they gathered for the annual Oktoberfest. Smiles were all around on adults, excitement on kids as they waved around bags hoping to score sweet deals on candy.
BLAKESBURG— Friday morning was cold, wet and muddy — not a typical setting for a dog show, but The United States Border Collie Handler Association (USBCHA) expected them to work in those conditions.
OTTUMWA — Those working with technology weren’t the only ones concerned with cybersecurity. Educators from surrounding communities came to Great Prairie Area Education Agency on Thursday to learn about this broad topic.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two women accused of damaging valves and setting fire to construction equipment along an oil pipeline that crosses Iowa and three other states have been indicted on federal charges in the case, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
OTTUMWA — In July, Iowa Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks said she was thinking about running for Congress in the wake of Rep. Dave Loebsack’s decision not to seek re-election in 2020. Six weeks later, she’s in.
ELDON — History came alive for many at Saturday’s Old Iron and Swap Meet organized by Eldon Masonic Lodge. Attendees were taken in by the 1920s and 1930s Model T cars, a car from the ‘50s and all the vintage farming equipment.
FREMONT — At Saturday’s second annual Stink Fest, a person asked Howard Sieren, “Why is this called Stink Fest?” He pointed at the horseradish and said, “Smell this.”
OTTUMWA — At 9 a.m. Wednesday, officers will come to Hotel Ottumwa to give residents the opportunity to ask questions and talk about issues in the country and community.
OTTUMWA — On Thursday, senior citizens didn’t have to drive all over town to get information on health and lifestyle opportunities. They just had to go to the fourth annual Senior Lifestyles Expo to get the information.
OTTUMWA — At first sight a person may not think much of adults from their 40s to late 80s engaging in non-contact boxing in a class setting. Except for them this class extends beyond fitness.
OTTUMWA — The old brick building on 307 East Main has been vacant for some time now. County Supervisor Brian Morgan said there will be a change to it. The building is being sold and now taxes will be removed.
OTTUMWA — There’s a good chance for severe weather in Iowa this evening and overnight. Ottumwa is just outside the area of main concern, but it’s close enough to bear close watching.
This Week's Circulars
- Cyclists choose new ride over RAGBRAI
- Man charged after police find seven pounds of marijuana
- Joel Pedersen named Iowa Superintendent of the Year
- Traffic stop finds two pounds of meth
- Man bicycles across the country for rare disease awareness
- Jacob's Gift celebrates 20th anniversary
- Area teams prepare for state qualifying cross-country tests
- Leonard battles through ups and downs of diagnosis
- Candidates spar over Ottumwa's future
- Bridge View announces Foreigner concert