Melissa Lambrecht

 

Mary “Theresa” Adam

Mary “Theresa” Adam age 88 of Fairfield, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Sunny Brook Living Care Center, Fairfield, IA. Visitation for family and friends will be Monday, January 19, 2015 beginning with a prayer service at 4:00 pm and open visitation will follow from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church, Fairfield, IA. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 am, Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Fairfield, IA with Father Nick Adam and Father Charles Fladung officiating. Burial will be at theRead More


Cause of plane crash revealed

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board say mechanical failure was the cause of plane crash in Fairfield last summer that result in the death of the pilot. The crash occurred on June 22nd after the plane piloted by Robert Bolinger landed in a corn field moments after taking off. Investigators say during an examination of the accident site all of the plane’s structure was found except for the propeller blades. The blades were found the next day as the airport manager was moving grass. Investigators were unable to determineRead More


Toddler killed in Mishap

A two year old Appanoose County toddler was killed Monday afternoon following an accident in rural Appanoose County. The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Department says shortly before 2:30 p.m. Robert D. Broshar of 23-508 230th Avenue was moving a 1999 Chevy Suburban in his driveway when he struck his two year old granddaughter. Deputies say Broshar immediately transported his granddaughter to Mercy Medical Center in Centerville where she later died from injuries received in the mishap. Deputies say the granddaughter was inside the house and Broshar was outside warming the suburban in order to go into Centerville to pick-up another granddaughter.  While he was warming the vehicle he began toRead More


Sandi Kneedler

SANDI KNEEDLER, 68, of Creston, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Ottumwa Cemetery Visitation begins on Thursday with the family present one hour prior to the service In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society.      


City Council discusses the Beach Ottumwa problems

The City’s new engineer says the city needs to be pro-active in developing a maintenance program to prevent further decline of the Beach Ottumwa. During a work session Monday afternoon at City Hall the city council and members from the community discussed possible ways to stop the detoriation of the indoor swimming pool at the Beach Ottumwa.  A recent report shows more than three million dollars in repairs needs to be made the facility. Some residents at the meeting expressed concerns over rumors the indoor pool might close during the winter months. Read More


Special Council Meeting Monday

The Ottumwa City Council will hold a “special” meeting next Monday Evening at 5 PM, in the Council Chambers at OttumwaCity Hall. Among the items on the tentative agenda…..a recommendation to approve the hiring of Scott Hallgren as Executive Director of the BridgeViewCenter. If approved by the Council, Hallgren will replace outgoing Executive Director Larry Gawronski, who has been promoted to National Sales Director for Venu Works of Ames, Iowa. Hallgren has worked for Venu Works for the past 10 years. Also at next Monday Night’s Meeting the City CouncilRead More


2014 Holiday Nights and Lights Record Turnout!

If car counts are any indication then the 2014 Holiday Nights ‘N Lights was a major success. Due to th e hard work of many volunteers we experienced a 25% increase in traffic; that’s close to 1,000 more cars than last year. We did have several more days this year versus last year but day to day counts showed we would have been over last year without the extended days. Good weather, increased media coverage, carriage rides and seven new displays were all contributors to the increase. In addition, placementRead More


Ottumwa man wins in the Iowa Lottery

The new year has started out very well for an Ottumwa man. Officials from the Iowa Lottery say Tyson Faoro won 30-thousand dollars in the Iowa Lottery’s Crossword instant scratch game. The Ottumwa man claimed his big prize at the Iowa Lottery’s new headquarters in Clive. Faoro purchased his winning game card at the Watering Hole in Oskaloosa. 34 top prizes of 30-thousand dollars are still up for grabs in the crossword game.


Vickie Haseltine

VICKIE HASELTINE, 60, formerly of Ottumwa Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with inurnment in Ottumwa Cemetery Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association


Joan Thompson

JOAN THOMPSON, 81, of 1 Oakridge Rd. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Friday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church


Maurice U. Roach

Maurice U. Roach, age 97 of Fairfield died Tuesday evening at the Jefferson County Health Center. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Fairfield with Father Nick Adam officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield. A Prayer Service will be on Friday at 4:30 P.M. at the Raymond Funeral Home followed by a visitation from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M.. Memorials may be directed to St. Mary Catholic Church or Mass stipends. Arrangements are in the care of the Raymond FuneralRead More


Bloomfield man faces charges

A 36 year old Bloomfield man is facing charges following an incident in Appanoose County Monday afternoon. The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Department says it received a citizen’s report of suspicious activity Monday afternoon.  The caller said a red pickup truck was leaving the area with stolen items.  The caller told deputies he was following the vehicle when the driver stopped and got out and approached the caller with a knife. Deputies responded to the area after locating the pickup truck and initiating a traffic stop………however the driver identified as 36 year old Luke Fowler of Bloomfield failed toRead More


Storm blamed for fatal car crash

A 57 year old Canton, Missouri man was killed following a three vehicle crash Monday afternoon on highway 218 and 185th Street in Henry County. The Iowa State Patrol says 57 year old Davis Harris of Canton, Missouri was southbound on highway 218 when he lost control on the snow covered highway and crossed the median and into the northbound lanes and collided with two other vehicles. All three vehicles came to rest in the northbound lanes of traffic. Killed in the crash was Harris. Injured was 36 year oldRead More


Public Invited to Conservation Buffer Webinar

As part of the Cedar Creek Partnership Water Quality Initiative project, the Wapello, Keokuk and Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) are hosting a webinar about Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Buffers. The webinar will be held on Friday, January 16 and begin at 9:00 a.m. “The webinar will only last about 45 minutes,” says organizer Lanessa Baker. “We’re able to offer this event in Ottumwa and Fairfield so participants can chose the location most convenient for them.”  Participants can watch the webinar in Ottumwa at the Wapello SWCD office located atRead More


Betty Grogan

BETTY GROGAN, 91, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Friday. The family will be present one hour prior to the service Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello and Davis Counties or Hospice of Shreveport


Roger Wiseman, Jr.

ROGER WISEMAN Jr., 25, of 307 N. Market Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with cremation following the service Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday Memorials may be made to the family for his children


Rex Holzhauser

REX HOLZHAUSER, 92, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion and Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars The family will be present one hour prior to the service Memorials may be made to O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion


Ottumwa Symphony to hold “25 Men Who Can Cook”

OTTUMWA — Billed as the “tastiest 2-hours in Ottumwa”, the 25 Men Who Can Cook event, sponsored by the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra, will return to Bridge View Center in Ottumwa on Saturday, Jan. 24. Doors will open for this popular event at 11:00 a.m. and the tasting will continue until 1:00 p.m. This year’s chefs include: Carey Bostian (OSO Conductor), Ron Graeff (physician), Sam Garchik (Ottumwa High School), Brandon Holstrom (American Red Cross), Jeremy Weller (McCune & Reed), Kevin Hatfield (U.S. Foods), Greg Kenning (Wapello County Supervisor), Mike Buchanan (OttumwaRead More


After Hours Club Ordinance

The Ottumwa City Council will meet in regular session tonight at 6:30 PM, in the Council Chambers at Ottumwa City Hall…….and, if approved by the Council Tonight, there will be a permanent BAN on the establishment of what are called “after-hours clubs” in the City. A club called the Elbow Room is already in operation in Ottumwa, but, it is closed due to fire and safety violations. The existing club, should it re-open, will be under the most severe restrictions, and subject to penalties and closure for a wide varietyRead More


Snow Emergency declared in Sigourney

Mayor Hollingsworth has declared a SNOW EMERGENCY in Sigourney effective at 8:00 pm on Monday, January 5th, 2015 until the snow has stopped and the streets are cleared. This means that NO vehicles are to be parked on city streets during this time (City Ordinance 3-3-32). This will allow streets to be cleared in a more productive manner. Please find alternate parking or …contact our landlord, if applicable. If your vehicle remains parked around the square, it will be towed (City Ordinance 3-3-30).


Stanley Delmar Parsons

Stanley Delmar Parsons, age 74, of Fairfield passed away January 2, 2015 at his home. Per Stanley’s wishes, he has been cremated. A memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the First Lutheran Church, with Pastor Stacy Grau officiating. Burial of cremains will be at a later date in Salina Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. prior to the service at the First Lutheran Church in Fairfield, IA. Memorials may be made to the Salina Cemetery Association, First Augustana Lutheran Church in Lockridge, IA and First LutheranRead More


Snow Emergency Declared – Ottumwa

January 5, 2015  – Ottumwa, Iowa – Ottumwa is under a winter weather advisory with heavy snow in the forecast.  The City of Ottumwa’s Snow Emergency Ordinance will be placed into effect at 12 noon on Monday, January 5, 2015.  Residents are reminded that while the Snow Emergency is declared, no parking is allowed on streets designated as “Snow Routes” until the emergency is lifted.   Snow Routes are marked with square blue signs showing a white snowflake. Parking on non-snow emergency route streets rotates sides on a daily basis.  On the evenRead More


Marilyn Goldizen

MARILYN GOLDIZEN, 78, formerly of Ottumwa Graveside services and burial will be 3:30 p.m. Monday at Sherman Chapel Cemetery Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Pat Headley

PAT HEADLEY, 62, of 1355 S. Milner Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 2 p.m. Monday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ottumwa Community Church.


Clarence Caster

CLARENCE CASTER, 92, of 1 Oakridge Rd. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Willard St. United Methodist Church with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Memorials may be made to Willard St. United Methodist Church