OTTUMWA — Wapello County Supervisor Jerry Parker acknowledged he can't control the outcome of the city of Ottumwa's potential housing development on Bonita Avenue.

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Both the Ottumwa City Council and Wapello County Board of Supervisors will receive a presentation for a new computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system that would tie in all the county's emergency personnel together.

OTTUMWA — While numbers continued a recent decline, Iowa still added an average of more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases a day last week.

OTTUMWA — Absentee ballots for the upcoming city/school elections in Wapello County are not yet available, and voters must submit a written request for an absentee ballot.

EDDYVILLE — An Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont bus carrying students was involved in an accident early Friday morning near Ajinomoto, according to the school's Facebook page.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors approved the city primary election results during their meeting Thursday, and the results were unchanged from the Election Day tally.

Halloween is in the air this weekend as we approach the middle of October. Many events center on the holiday, and others the fall season.

OTTUMWA — Two weeks after entering an agreement to build a new hotel next to Bridge View Center, the Ottumwa City Council is beginning the initial stages of another project.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session Tuesday to discuss a contract for janitorial services for the courthouse.

OTTUMWA — The number of Iowans hospitalized with COVID-19 hit the highest level of the year Tuesday, as more than 3,000 children have become sick in the last week.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors, during its weekly meeting Tuesday, approved a pair of a changes to the Secondary Roads five-year improvement plan.

The Ottumwa City Council will entertain a public hearing regarding a proposed hotel development adjacent to the Bridge View Center during Tuesday's meeting in council chambers at City Hall.

OTTUMWA — School board candidate filings for November’s election were received late this week by the Wapello County Auditor's Office. Several school districts in the county, as well as Indian Hills Community College, have multiple seats on the ballot for the Nov. 2 city/school election. Ther…

It’s a flurry of activities this weekend as fall festivals are held, rubber ducks go racing and Ron White brings his comedy to Ottumwa. Here’s a look at what’s going on in and around Ottumwa.

OTTUMWA — There are a few broad areas that American Rescue Plan funds can be used for, but one issue created some uncertainly during Tuesday's Wapello County Board of Supervisors meeting.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss possible options for a new air conditioning system, and what that would entail from a City Hall renovation standpoint.

OTTUMWA — The 10-15 Regional Transit Agency is undergoing a reaudit after a petition with more than 100 signatures was presented requesting it.

OTTUMWA — Like the city of Ottumwa, Wapello County is also discussing ways it may possibly use the American Rescue Plan funding it will receive over the next two years.

OTTUMWA — It will look a little different, but the United Way Day of Caring returns to Wapello County this year.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors approved the hire of Alexis Agan to be a female correctional officer at the jail, filling an open position, during Tuesday's weekly meeting at the courthouse.

OTTUMWA — Wapello County and the City of Ottumwa are expected to enter an agreement for 2021 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funding during today's county board of supervisors meeting at the courthouse.

EDDYVILLE — Multiple complaints of fire, smoke and odor flowed into Iowa Department of Natural Resources’s Washington field office following a fire that started Sunday afternoon at a composting facility about 2 1/2 miles south of Eddyville.

OTTUMWA — Every county in Iowa is experiencing high or substantial levels of coronavirus transmission as the state added more than 7,000 new cases of the virus in the last week.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors, during its weekly meeting at the courthouse Tuesday, approved an agreement with Ottumwa Naval Air Station to help fund its furnace and ductwork project.

OTTUMWA — More than 200 Wapello County residents are currently infected with COVID-19, according to the local public health department.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors during today's weekly meeting at the courthouse will receive a renewable energy presentation from Trusted Energy.

OTTUMWA — The Wapello County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday adopted the 2021 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan during its weekly meeting the courthouse.

The Ottumwa City Council agenda is set up with the possibility of appointing someone to fill the vacancy created by councilman Skip Stevens's resignation.

CLARINDA — A man serving a prison sentence for crimes committed in Wapello County has died after he was found unresponsive in his cell.