Most pilots missed the judge-declared goal Sunday morning -- winds took them too far east -- but a sunny morning with 1- to 3-mile-an-hour winds were perfect for marker drops in Ottumwa park.

Friday, July 13, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018

OTTUMWA — Fly Ottumwa is planning three days of family fun and entertainment revolving around the city’s aviation history, but it’s also accepting the mission to keep the world’s aviation industry growing.

Sunday, July 08, 2018

OTTUMWA – The 41st Ottumwa Pro Balloon Races kick off with a seafood boil and a crab-shaped balloon Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Jimmy Jones Shelter in Ottumwa’s War Memorial Park.

Friday, June 22, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018

DES MOINES — A Fairfield psychiatrist has been fined by the Iowa Board of Medicine for improperly prescribing opioids and sedatives, including to himself and family members.

Friday, June 08, 2018
Friday, June 01, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018

OTTUMWA — Candidates for Iowa Senate District 41 rarely clashed with each other during Thursday’s forum, but they weren’t facing off against ideological opponents.

OTTUMWA — Former teacher José Ortiz will spend 120 days behind bars starting immediately. He pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation by a school employee, a misdemeanor which carried a maximum penalty of up to two years in prison.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

OTTUMWA — Sarah Reinecke loves when people underestimate her at competitive eating events. She's also a competitive bodybuilder. She doesn't look like she could possibly pack away huge amounts of food.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018

OTTUMWA — You might remember “Larry the Flagman.” He’s not from Ottumwa, but he was here in 2014 for the funeral of Marine Cpl. Adam Wolff.

OTTUMWA — Saturday just missed a record high. Sunday blew past the old record. Today? It looks like another record may fall.

Friday, May 25, 2018

OTTUMWA — The holiday weekend may begin with a few rumbles of thunder, but most of it should feel like summer.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

FAIRFIELD — Old tanker cars save Jefferson County taxpayers a significant amount of money, according to county officials. The county is replacing its bridges with them.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

OTTUMWA — Society says you should be honest with the police, should be honest with your therapist and you should be honest with the judge. But a recovering drug addict warns if you want to get better, you absolutely must be honest with yourself.

Friday, May 04, 2018

OTTUMWA — Southern Iowa Mental Health Center has moved to its new location in the former Bridge City Bowl at 1527 Albia Road. Southern Iowa Mental Health Center purchased the property in July 2017 and spent the winter having the building remodeled.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

OTTUMWA — Community health centers allow an area to add the medical resources that private practice doesn't support. But Congressman Dave Loebsack knows they also help in areas where doctors are in short supply.

Monday, April 02, 2018

OTTUMWA — An educator for 33 years and a candidate for the Iowa Senate, Mary Stewart believes her story will be an encouragement to women who attend the Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce Women, Wine and Whiskey event May 4.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

OTTUMWA – Trout fishing brings hundreds of people to Ottumwa every spring, said Parks Department Director Gene Rathje Saturday morning. The Ottumwa program is “one of the most popular and successful programs in the state.”

Friday, March 30, 2018

OTTUMWA — When Veronique Shoemaker of Ottumwa realized that work and school schedules would keep her son and husband from sharing quality time, she utilized a schooling option that continues to grow. Nearly 3 percent of Iowa children are taught at home.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

OTTUMWA — Ed Malloy admitted his first campaign visit to Ottumwa drew fewer people than hoped. But he said the sparse attendance isn’t a worry at this stage of the campaign.

OTTUMWA — A bill requiring a “high-quality emergency operations plan” in all public and accredited nonpublic schools will force Ottumwa’s schools to do what they’re already doing: revise and create new policies to increase safety in their buildings.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

OTTUMWA — The man in the striped referee’s shirt has inspired gamers, business people and a cartoonist who needed a video game character for an animated film called Wreck it Ralph. Walter Day continues to inspire, a fact that may not be obvious to moviegoers today.

OTTUMWA — Iowa has a love affair with Buddy Holly, not because he lived here, but because he died here. “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” comes to Bridge View Center Friday at 7:30 p.m., profiling the headliner of the day the music died.

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Tuesday, February 06, 2018

OTTUMWA — Local advocacy groups are not sure legislation being proposed for the state will be as necessary or helpful as it may sound.

Friday, January 19, 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

OTTUMWA — The next season is rushing up on local farmers and the time between mid January and late February is dubbed Meeting Season.

Friday, January 05, 2018

OTTUMWA -- This past summer’s drought brought plenty of issues for harvest, but another issue that local farmers had was with grazing losses for their livestock.

Friday, December 29, 2017

OTTUMWA -- The Quad Cities’ 27th annual farm equipment show will be January 14-16 at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

OTTUMWA — There are multiple factors contributing to lower land prices, but according to the 2017 Iowa State University Land Value Survey, the commodities price drop holds the biggest concern.

Snow and bitter temperatures — that’s December in Iowa. Adverse conditions don’t cause Iowans to stay home, however. Many organizations have planned events to tempt the masses into low temperatures and precipitation.

Monday, December 25, 2017

OTTUMWA — After Mother Nature gave southern Iowa a last-minute white Christmas, she’s making sure the snow isn’t going anywhere soon.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

OTTUMWA — Saturday afternoon Loren McIntosh felt the heat inside his firefighter coat as he battled a garage fire on Little Soap Road south of Ottumwa. Saturday evening he appreciated the coat's warmth as he greeted visitors to Greater Ottumwa Park.

Friday, December 22, 2017

OTTUMWA — Don’t assume scammers are stupid, or that they only go after grandmas. Alliant Energy and MidAmerican warn that scammers are getting better at imitating utility companies — and are now targeting more businesses than individuals.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Thursday, November 09, 2017

ELDON — The Cardinal Area Welding Academy (CAWA) program opened in the early fall of 2015. Since then, it has continued to grow and help students from Cardinal, Fairfield and Van Buren schools.

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