- 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
- Police officer wins appeal, discipline reduced OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa police officer will not have a permanent stain on his record from his involvement in a collision with a garbage truck four months ago. Officer Josh Kobes filed an appeal of his two-day suspension at an Ottumwa Civil Service Commi
- Official emphasizes routine mammograms, self-exams OTTUMWA —The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure starts at 7 a.m. Saturday in the Jimmy Jones Shelter in Ottumwa Park, and Lynelle Diers hopes everyone will "keep up mammograms." Diers, the executive director of Wapello County Public Health, said Thursd
Community health nurses treat and teach
OTTUMWA — Pick up somebody's gross germs from a doorknob, and there are plenty of nurses who will treat the resulting cold. But some nurses will add in a lesson on hand washing. "We're teaching things to avoid communicable illness," said Jacquelyn Po
- Legacy Foundation lists grant recipients OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation has announced it has awarded 15 grants to local nonprofit organizations totaling $206,890 during the Winter 2013 Bright Ideas Community Enrichment Fund grant cycle. The following lists the organization
- Not giving up on healthful living OTTUMWA — While Ottumwa did not receive designation as a Blue Zones demonstration site in January, the committee behind the effort did not disband and is, in fact, recharging. The group of approximately 13 people has now reorganized as the "Community
City planners taking the long view
OTTUMWA — Even if you're doing something as simple as walking to school, work or the supermarket, it's hard to make progress if you don't know where you're going. City of Ottumwa officials realized that 10 years ago, and on Tuesday, reaffirmed their
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