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Race for the Cure endures chilly weekend
OTTUMWA -- Hundreds of people endured cold winds Saturday in Ottumwa Park. Why would they do this? Because the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was there. They crowded into the Jimmy Jones Shelter House and waited for an event, whether it was the one-mile Family Run/Walk, the Co-Ed 5K Run/Walk or the Kids' Fun Run.
Two days, two records? It's possible
OTTUMWA -- The next two days could see records set, with all-time highs possible Tuesday and Iowa breaking its longest streak without a tornado on Wednesday.
Honoring those who battled cancer
OTTUMWA — To honor those who have been touched by breast cancer or any other kind of cancer. That's why Jeff Griffiths and his family have special paint signs on their two race cars. Made by Bingham Signs of Russell, the painted cars bear messages ab
- No Headline Provided Ottumwa Fire 6:58 p.m. Thursday. Vehicle fire reported on Venture Drive. Medical calls: 10:29 a.m. Friday. Venture Drive. 7:33 a.m. Friday. Main Street. 5:56 a.m. Friday. Milner Street. 4:45 a.m. Friday. Maple Avenue. 12:50 a.m. Friday. Milner Street
Job Corps trainee earns tops scores on National Career Readiness test
OTTUMWA — Adult job candidates have tried. Students from Indian Hills Community College have tried. Even various college instructors have tried. But it took an 18-year-old Job Corps trainee to get the highest score ever seen at the Ottumwa Iowa Workf
- McAndrew lands police chief position OTTUMWA — A police chief has been chosen to lead the Ottumwa Police Department. In a 3-2 vote, the Ottumwa city council selected current interim police chief Tom McAndrew to take over the OPD. Councilmen Mitch Niner and Brian Morgan voted against the
- Police searching for missing person OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Police Department is looking for help in locating a missing/endangered person. Danny Allen Bullock, 46, of Ottumwa, was last seen on Sunday. He is described as a white male, 5-feet-8-inches, weighing 200 pounds, with blue eyes
Erasing a 'deficit of hope'
Another grant rolled into Market on Main's bank account thanks to John Deere's confidence in the marketplace having the potential to revive downtown and tackle food insecurity.
Police chief candidates meet the public
OTTUMWA — Ottumwa's mayor knows the next police chief will be a good one even though he doesn't know which police officer it will be. "We've got three excellent candidates," said Mayor Frank Flanders. "Regardless of who gets the job, we're going to c
- Motion against hearsay filed in OTA case OTTUMWA -- Attorneys for the former director of the Ottumwa Transit Authority have asked a judge to disallow what they call hearsay from her upcoming trial. Pam Ward faces four charges in federal court alleging she inflated ridership numbers during h
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