Melissa Lambrecht

 

Benjamin Johnson Jr.

BENJAMIN JOHNSON Jr., 82, of 118 S. Union Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday (today) at Reece Funeral Home with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post 3 American Legion and Walter B. Schafer Post 775 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Cremation will follow the services. Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Davis & Wapello Counties


Chuck Yeoman

CHUCK YEOMAN, 79, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday (today) at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Davis & Wapello Counties.


Marty Jacobson

MARTY JACOBSON, 79, of Hedrick Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family visitation one hour prior to her service. Cremation will follow services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Lodge in Iowa City.


Max Chrisman

MAX CHRISMAN, 92, of Johnston and formerly of Blakesburg Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Blakesburg Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 of the American Legion. Visitation is open after 1 p.m. Monday (today) at the funeral home with the family present one hour prior to his service on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Ottumwa Baptist Temple or American Cancer Society.


Bill Pumphrey

BILL PUMPHREY, 66, of 13042 80th Ave. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Ottumwa Cemetery. Visitation begins after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tenco Industries or Ottumwa A-Club.


Jerry Woodard

JERRY WOODARD, 79, of 620 S. Adella Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Floris Cemetery. Visitation begins after 11 a.m. Tuesday with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.


Dorothy Pollock

Dorothy Pollock, 91, formerly of Douds, died at 6:53 A.M. Sunday January 18, 2015 at Northcrest Health Center, Ames. Funeral services and burial will be at a later date. Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds is handling the service.


Sharon K. Norton

Sharon K. Norton, 71, of rural Milton died at 11:50 A.M. Saturday January 17, 2015 at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.  She was born February 7, 1943 in rural Pulaski to Peter and Bertha Blum Jessen and married Wayne Norton December 17, 1961 in Ottumwa. Sharon graduated from Davis County High School, Bloomfield and was a farm homemaker.  She had also worked at King Insurance, Milton, Casey’s General Store, Bloomfield and Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Hedrick.  She was an active member of Cantril Christian Church and Gideons International. Surviving are her husband,Read More


Second Update on DCI Investigation in Burlington

Burlington, IOWA — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) continues its’ investigation into the January 6, 2015, shooting death of Autumn Steele. All individuals involved in the investigation have been interviewed to include, but not limited to, Officer Jesse Hill, Autumn Steele’s husband, and eye witnesses. DCI has collected and reviewed all audio and video recordings captured at the time of the shooting. The DCI is currently waiting for autopsy results to be released. As part of this investigation, various items of evidence were submitted to the DCI CriminalisticRead More


Norman Yeager

NORMAN YEAGER, 81, of Ottumwa Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home 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 at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice serving Davis and Wapello Counties or Ottumwa Fire Department Honor Guard


Edith McDaniel

EDITH McDANIEL, 91, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Ashland Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Friday. The family will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society


Mary Durham

MARY DURHAM, 91, of Columbia, MO, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Sunday with the family present from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Davis St. Christian Church


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