PHOTO: Creativity for a good cause
Staff members at the Family Planning workers at Women & Men’s Healthcare Clinic in Ottumwa hope more people will bring in their decorated bras for “Bras for a Cause.” Tending to the entries are Kolby Streeby, left, and Stacy Matheney. The deadline for entries is today. Voting for your favorite “Bras for a Cause” will take place next week, and prizes will be awarded on Nov. 2. Staff members said entries must be dropped off at the clinic. The creative cause raises awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer.
Community gardens gain ground
OTTUMWA -- In just one month, community gardens have begun to sprout north of Ottumwa. So far, the gardens near the Ottumwa Industrial Park feature 12 raised beds, compost and a compost tumbler, a pallet bench, three oversized tires that will contain
Severe weather returns to forecast
OTTUMWA — The National Weather Service believes severe weather could return to Iowa this weekend. The storms are expected to arrive late in the weekend and could extend into the next work week. Meteorologist Kurt Kotenberg said Sunday and Monday have
Health clinic in Ottumwa joins Mercy Medical
OTTUMWA — Though their future was uncertain, two local health care practices will continue without any interruption in services to patients and will remain at their current locations in Ottumwa. Ottumwa Internal Medicine North and Ottumwa Family Prac
Correctional facility will finally open in Ottumwa
OTTUMWA — It won’t be empty anymore. The “new” Ottumwa Residential Treatment Facility, a type of correctional facility, will be open and fully operational next year, reports Iowa Rep. Mary Gaskill. Last year, the building was up, but the Department o
- Remote testimony likely in Ward trial OTTUMWA – Attorneys for former Ottumwa Transit Administration director Pam Ward say they anticipate calling a witness who won't be in the courtroom, and prosecutors say they have no objections. Court documents filed in the case show the defense wants
Foundation's gift will change Ottumwa classrooms
OTTUMWA — It would take an investment annually until the year 2020 to get all the computers and training the Ottumwa school district wants. A gift just cut that wait in half. Monday, the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation announced during a joint pre
Savoring sweets to save lives
Evans Middle School student council members dished out ice cream Monday afternoon in an effort to raise funds to place smoke detectors in Wapello County homes.
Smoke alarms credited with saving lives
OTTUMWA -- The importance of working smoke detectors was evident after a fire destroyed an Ottumwa family's home on Friday. Four adults and three children were uninjured in a blaze that ruined their home at 621 S. Sheridan Ave. at 5:51 p.m. Friday. Deputy Fire Chief Cory Benge said the house is "pretty much a total loss."
Hearsay won't appear in Ward trial, U.S. Attorney says
Despite defense concerns, the U.S. Attorney's office says it doesn't plan on using hearsay testimony in its case against Pam Ward, according to court documents filed Monday.
SLIDESHOW: Race for the Cure
OTTUMWA -- This year's Race for the Cure faced unusually chilly weather, but that didn't deter people from turning out. The annual event brought in runners from across the region.
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