Melissa Lambrecht

 

Sharon Kay Koch

Sharon Kay Koch, age 67 of Fairfield passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at her home under the care of Hospice of Washington County. Visitation for family and friends will be 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Behner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be ­­­­2:00 pm, Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Behner Funeral home with Pastor Bob Spilger officiating.    After the service she will be cremated and burial of cremains will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial can be made to the family.  CardsRead More


Betty Ross

BETTY ROSS, 91, formerly of Fremont Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with burial in Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery Visitation will be open at 11 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home. The family will be at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. Memorials may be made to Taylor House Hospice or to the family


City Council approves trail project

The proposed Pedestrian Trail Corridor to be located under highway 34 is a step closer to reality following Tuesday’s city council meeting. The council approved a resolution authorizing and delivery of a CAT agreement for the project. The Wapello County Trails council applied for and was awarded a Community Attraction and Tourism grant administered by Vision Iowa in the amount of 125-thousand dollars. This action will allow for the construction of a safe pedestrian corridor under highway 34 by connecting the North Trail system in Wayside Park area to theRead More


Shirley Paris

SHIRLEY PARIS, 82, of 6327 73rd St., Agency Her body has been cremated. Family will greet friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or to Heartland Humane Society


Jack Howard

JACK HOWARD, 86, of 10542 210th Ave. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Munterville Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Munterville Cemetery with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion and Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday Memorials may be made to Munterville Cemetery or Heartland Humane Society


City Council discusses After Hours Clubs

After hour bars were on the minds of city council members during their meeting Tuesday evening. On a vote of 5 to nothing, the council approved a resolution placing a one year moratorium on the issuance of new licenses for after hour businesses. After hour bars operate after local bars and taverns close as required by law. Patrons are allowed to bring their own alcohol and no alcohol is sold on the premises. This resolution would exempt the proper renewal of an existing license. The owner of the Elbow RoomRead More


Hazel Anna Wilburn

Hazel Anna Wilburn, 101, formerly of Eldon, IA, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014 at the Jefferson County Health Care Center in Fairfield.  Visitation will be held Thursday, December 18, 2014 from5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kremer Funeral Chapel in Batavia.  A private family burial will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 in the Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton, IA.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Batavia Volunteer Fire Department.  Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.kremerfh.com.  Kremer Funeral Chapel of Batavia is assisting the family with arrangements for 101 yearRead More


Rose Ostrander

ROSE OSTRANDER, 84, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home. A Christian Wake will be held at the funeral home at 5 p.m. Thursday followed by family visitation until 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Trinity Center at Luther Park, HCI-VNS Care Services of Iowa or for Masses


Dorothy Gallup

DOROTHY GALLUP, 95, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Thursday Memorials may be made to Vista Woods Activity Fund


Judy Crouse

JUDY CROUSE, 50, of 1220 S. Webster Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with cremation following the service Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Community Church or Hogs 4 Dogs


Lavelle Cramer

LAVELLE CRAMER, 86, of 944 N. Elm Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday (today) at Reece Funeral Home with inurnment at Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Family visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.


Karen Wilt

KAREN WILT, 68, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with cremation following the services Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Monday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice House


Diana Hall

DIANA HALL, 80, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Monday with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday Memorials may be made to Indian Hills Community College


Claudia Colyer

CLAUDIA COLYER, 67, of 910 W. Second St Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home. The family will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.


Changes coming to Market on Main

Ottumwa Mayor Tom Lazio has confirmed that the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation has taken over the operations of Ottumwa’s “Market on Main” facility, and that some significant changes are coming after the first of the year. The Ottumwa City Council will likely approve the take-over at tomorrow night’s meeting of the Council at City Hall. Lazio said that, following the completion of the construction of the project at Jefferson and Main Streets in downtown Ottumwa, there has been significant employee turnover, lack of consistent hours of operation, lack of productsRead More


Ottumwa Recycling

Jody Gates, head of the Health and Inspections Department of Ottumwa, is also supervisor over the operations at the Ottumwa/Wapello Landfill and the RecyclingCenter. Gates said today that the 35-Gallon blue recycling carts being distributed on a limited basis in Ottumwa are rapidly becoming a popular item in the City for recycling waste materials, and, that the City has obtained another grant to purchase 500 more of the carts. The carts differ from the current Red Recycling bins in that they hold about twice as much recyclable material, and areRead More


William F. “Gray Wolf” Vickers

Celebration of life gathering for William F. “Gray Wolf” Vickers of Bonaparte who died Thursday December 11, 2014 will be from 1-3 P.M. Sunday December 14, 2014 at the Farmington Rod and Gun Club located at 25771 Eagle Drive, Bonaparte, IA 52620. WILLIAM VICKERS Bonaparte William F. “Gray Wolf” Vickers, 86, of rural Bonaparte died at 8:21 A.M. Thursday December 11, 2014 in the emergency room of Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  He was born May 22, 1928 at Bonaparte to William and Marjorie Pfeifer Vickers and married Betty J. GreenRead More


Multiple Charges Filed Relating to Illegal Hunting

FAIRFIELD – An extensive investigation centering on a hunting outfitter in Jefferson County has resulted in multiple charges against several individuals. Brenton J. Clark and his wife, Rachael, owners of Southeast Iowa Outfitters in Fairfield face several charges related to alleged illegal practices associated with their operation. Brenton J. Clark, 34, faces four counts of unlawful commercialization of wildlife (serious misdemeanor), five counts of possessing other peoples’ deer tags, four counts of unlawful possession and transportation of buck deer and unlawfully hunting of a deer with a mobile radio. RachaelRead More


The Broadway Boys on Mid Morning Magazine

The Broadway Boys are at Bridge View Center tonight only.  Here is a preview of what you will hear.


Carolyn Leonard

CAROLYN LEONARD, 62, of Ottumwa Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home The family will be present 2 hours prior to the service In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society or Hospice serving Davis and Wapello Counties


Mowrey/Quincy Intersection Closing

December 9, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The intersection at Quincy Avenue and Mowrey Avenue will be closed to all traffic beginning Wednesday, December 10th.     Motorists will need to take other routes off of Mowrey, with Johnson Street being the last available route.  Quincy Avenue will remain open to through traffic during this work.    With favorable work conditions, the intersection should be re-opened to traffic by Wednesday, December 17th.  Drivers need to pay close attention and use caution while traveling through work zones. The Quincy Avenue Reconstruction Project is focusedRead More


Dye Test In Des Moines River

December 9, 2014  – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The waters of the Des Moines River may briefly take on a yellow/green color Wednesday to help test the Ottumwa’s Water Pollution Control Facility’s environmental compliance.    The test is will occur downstream of the US 34 Bridge around 1 PM on Wednesday, December 10. A concentrated, non-toxic yellow/green dye will be added to the diffusers; perforated pipes that release clean, treated water from the City’s wastewater treatment plant into the Des Moines River.   The appearance and movement of the dye in the riverRead More


Paul King

PAUL KING, 93, of Ottumwa Graveside services and burial will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion and Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church


Cheryl Yeoman

CHERYL YEOMAN, 56, of 107 S. Second St., Eddyville Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Ottumwa Cemetery Visitation begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the City of Eddyville for street signs


Dorothy Engstrom

DOROTHY ENGSTROM, 86, of Agency Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church with burial in Ottumwa Cemetery Visitation is open after 10 a.m. Monday (today) at Reece Funeral Home. The family will be at the church one hour prior to the service Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church