OTTUMWA — Students and their coaches from 24 schools gathered inside Ottumwa High School Saturday to participate in the Iowa High School Speech Association’s District Large Group Contest.
OTTUMWA — For 49 years the Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference (CCCC) has herded its way to Ottumwa. The two-day conference gives vendors an opportunity to sell their services and for producers and researchers to talk about farming techniques and agricultural-based topics and issues.
BLAKESBURG — Cheryl Talbert has a vision to renovate a former auto repair shop into the new Blakesburg library. Fulfilling this goal, she said, takes hard work and monetary assistance.
OTTUMWA — Don Lewis became the newest Wapello County Veterans Affairs Commissioner of five at the beginning of January. In his new role, he wants to do his part to help provide services to veterans and encourage Elks members to help veterans, too.
ELDON — Stress plays a big part in our lives. Cardinal Superintendent Joel Pedersen has seen the research on the impact it can have on teachers and decided to bring in a program to help combat it.
OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Small Business Alliance (OSBA) has been growing since it started in October 2019. Now there are 114 businesses associated with the alliance. Founder Connie Hammersley-Wilson couldn’t be happier.
OTTUMWA — Starting Feb 1, 2020 the Wapello County Treasurer’s office will require residents to complete a bill of sale when transferring vehicle titles between private parties and between family members.
OTTUMWA — County Engineer Jeff Skalberg said the secondary road department has been working hard to removing snow and ice from roads. They’ll be busy for a while.
OTTUMWA — Jacob Heckethorn will spend up to 52 years in prison after his convictions on charges of second-degree murder and assault with intent to commit serious injury.
ELDON — The Cardinal school district has been proactive in letting students know about the mental health resources available, especially since Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill that creates and funds the state’s children’s mental health system.
OTTUMWA — The next winter storm arrives soon, and the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the area beginning at 6 a.m. Friday.
OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) wants to promote Ottumwa as “the place to be for conferences.” They got a helping hand Friday from residents who volunteered for a promotional video.
DES MOINES — The Iowa Utilities Board has approved a rate increase by Alliant Energy, but the split decision did not allow the company’s full increase and had sharp criticisms for the company.
OTTUMWA — Tax season is just around the corner. Many may dread the time, but Wapello County Naturalist Annette Wittrock said it can be a time to make a difference for birds, butterflies, frogs, turtles and many other animals.
OTTUMWA — Tony Floden, John Deere operations project manager, and Lincoln Addis, Junior Achievement volunteer classroom coordinator are gearing up for the 26th annual Junior Achievement Snow Bowl.
OTTUMWA — Every bleacher in the Evans Middle School gym was packed with families gathered to watch the Elks’ Annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest.
OTTUMWA — Officials with the Iowa State Extension and Outreach are encouraging farmers to spend a bit of time in the first weeks of the new year making sure their financial records are up to date.
OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Police and Wapello County Sheriff’s Department started off the new year by asking county supervisors for funds to build more workstations in their shared law center.
OTTUMWA — The federal prosecution of an Ottumwa man on weapons charges illustrates how communication can work between local authorities and federal prosecutors.
PIONEER RIDGE — Liam Rainey was happy to see one of his favorite creatures in a photo at the Pioneer Ridge Nature Center when he arrived Monday afternoon. He didn’t have much chance of seeing one in person during the Winter Day Out event, but the photo was a good substitute.
OTTUMWA — Looking back at the year always brings back moments you had forgotten about. There are probably a few in the Courier’s top 10 stories of the year.
OTTUMWA — The last quarter of 2019 brought many memorable moments for southeast Iowa as changes large and small shaped how one year ended and another would begin. From disputes over election ballots to the caucus campaigns, it was a busy end to the year for the Ottumwa area.
OTTUMWA — The summer brought warmer weather and new projects for Ottumwa. The streetscape began and the airport runway work continued. Here’s a look at the summer months for 2019 in the Ottumwa area.
OTTUMWA — The weather finally warmed up in the second quarter of 2019 as a bitter winter lost its grip. Spring brought new opportunities and new challenges in southeast Iowa, as the region dealt with both man-made and natural obstacles. Here’s a look back at this past spring.
The final weekend of 2019 is upon us. While many groups carve out time this season for a break, there are still plenty of things happening for those who want a chance to get out of the house.
OTTUMWA — Indian Hills requested $50,000 to go toward their health simulation lab. Different organizations and county supervisors were able to fulfill that request with organizations contributing $22,500 and County Supervisors planning to give $27,500 by mid-January.
OTTUMWA — The first recommendations from the governor’s Empower Rural Iowa initiative are in, and one of the people who helped prepare the report said she believes it will help Ottumwa.
EDDYVILLE — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig visited the Indian Hills bioprocessing technology center Monday to speak about the future of the agricultural economy.
OTTUMWA — In the freezing Food Bank of Iowa warehouse, a small crowd gathered. Then all of a sudden, by the dozens, a forklift dropped more 8,400 pounds of pork loin, all packaged up.
This Week's Circulars
- OHS hosts speech competition
- CA candidates make their cases
- Cow-Calf Conference returns to Bridge View
- Federal opioid shift could have Iowa health implications
- Wisconsin man arrested on sexual exploitation charge
- Fog and clouds this week, but snow not likely
- Poll: Most Iowa women age 50-plus plan to caucus
- JUCO basketball: Eighth-ranked Warriors tame Tigers, maintain share of regional lead
- Bill of sale will be required for vehicle transfers
- Cardinal introduces yoga to help teachers de-stress