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City, water works troubles water under the bridge
OTTUMWA — The formerly rocky relationship between the city and Ottumwa Water Works and Hydro is now a cooperative, collaborative one, say city officials.
- Working, learning and earning OTTUMWA — School may be out for summer, but at least 30 young people spent the morning in a classroom learning. But the training was on something they could see the relevance of: getting a job. "We're using communication skills," said Grace Smith, 18
- Surviving the changes OTTUMWA — When women and children in danger had nowhere to turn during the past 35 years, the Ottumwa area Women's Outreach and Crisis Shelter was there for them. But now, budget challenges have prompted funding cuts from the Iowa Attorney General, a
Lazy river no small chunk of change
OTTUMWA — The biggest challenge in adding a lazy river to The Beach Ottumwa is paying for it, a burden that will now fall on the shoulders of fundraisers. Parks Director Gene Rathje said the Parks Advisory Board established a lazy river subcommittee
Gas line hit, homes evacuated
OTTUMWA — A gas line was struck Thursday afternoon while crews were laying fiber optic cables.
- Fixing food for fairgoers a family affair ELDON — Among the regulars at the Wapello County Fair, you'll find Dixie and Nathan Paulos, who have been working at the fair for a number of years. "We're crazy," said Nathan Paulos on Thursday as they moved around in their cooking space in Mary's
- Bed bugs are back, and they do bite OTTUMWA — Sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite. For most people, sleeping tight won't be possible after hearing the words "bed bugs." Local health officials presented "Bed Bugs: Dispelling the Myths and Getting to the Truth," a lecture this
- Child enticement report in Moravia MORAVIA — The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of a 12-year-old girl being approached by a suspicious male in Moravia on Thursday. According to the sheriff's office, at approximately 12:50 p.m., the girl reported that she w
- Taking pride in Wapello County ELDON — The rides were whirling, the fryers bubbling and the music thumping, but the focus of the opening night of the Wapello County Fair was in the Grandstand as five queen and 11 Little Miss candidates hoped to hear their name called. That dream c
- A week that changed their lives OTTUMWA — The health care professionals went to Haiti to change lives. The surprise was how much their own lives changed. "It certainly changes one's perspective," said Dr. Ted Haas of Ottumwa. "You wouldn't go if you didn't feel you were making a di
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