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OTTUMWA - The driver of a rolled over Chevy S-10 pickup was trapped in the cab at the intersection of Marion and Second Street following a traffic accident involving a Cherokee Sport vehicle with three occupants, which included two children at 2:15 p.m. Thursday.

ELDON — Jessie Greiner’s second-grade class is doing more than working on fractions and mastering spelling words. The group of kids recently built and coded an orange Kano computer.

This Week's Circulars


OTTUMWA[mdash]Tonyia Sue Bain, 66, of Ottumwa, died at12:42 a.m. June 1, 2020 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Her body has been cremated and no services are planned. Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FLORIS [mdash]Ronald Everett Johnson of Floris, died May 29, 2020 at Ridgewood Specialty Care. Limited open visitation for friends is from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home. Graveside service is 3 p.m. Thursday at Floris Cemetery.

OTTUMWA [mdash] Jack Ervin Carder, 88 of Ottumwa, formerly of Batavia, died May 31, 2020. He was cremated and there will be no service at this time. On-line condolences may be made to the family at