Melissa Lambrecht

 

Loebsack Announces More than $1 Million for Flood Protection Project in Eddyville

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that the City of Eddyville will receive $1,030,636 to improve the capacity of the stormwater system that drains to a levee to protect the city from the Des Moines River. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “It is important that we ensure the reliability and safety of our stormwater systems and levees that protect our cities from flooding,” said Loebsack. “We have witnessed the devastating effects storms and flooding can cause, and I am pleasedRead More


Wapello County Shooting

At approximately 1:21 a.m., Monday July 21st, 2014 the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a shooting at 4367 91st Ave, which is approximately 4 miles southwest of Ottumwa.  Upon arrival responding deputies discovered an unresponsive male.  The man has been identified as Clinton Gus Leedom, age 49 of 11202 Nichol Ave., Bloomfield Iowa.  Clinton Leedom was found to have suffered a gunshot wound. The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation CrimeRead More


Techel Trial Monday 7/21/14

Pam Credille Reports:


Third Techel murder trial opens in Davenport

(Radio Iowa) – July 14, 2014 By Pat Curtis The jury selection process is underway in the third trial for a southeast Iowa man accused of murdering his pregnant wife. Twenty-three-year-old Seth Techel is accused of shooting his pregnant wife, Lisa Techel, as she was sleeping in their rural Agency home in May 2012. Techel is also charged in the death of the unborn child. He has maintained an unknown intruder is responsible. Last year, trials in Mount Pleasant and Ottumwa both ended in mistrials as jurors were unable to reach unanimous verdicts.Read More


Techel trial slated to begin next week

Barring any last minute delays, the third 1st degree murder trial of Seth Techel of Agency is expected to get under way next Monday in Scott County District court in Davenport. The trial was moved to eastern Iowa after two previous juries could not a verdict.  Techel is accused killed his pregnant wife Lisa at the couple’s rural home in Agency. In the latest developments prior to the start of the third trial, District court Judge Dan Wilson was rejected a defense bid to delay the trail.  The motion for a delay inRead More


Van Buren County man sentenced

A Van Buren county man has been sentenced to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to assault charges.  The charges were filed following an incident in Bonaparte in May. Dimetrious R. Royal appearing in court pled guilty is a lesser charges including aggravated assault and aggravated misdemeanor and willful injury causing bodily injuries. Court records indicate Royal reportedly was armed with and used an aluminum softball bat during the altercation.  Royal reportedly struck  the victim John Smith with the bat while Smith was standing and continued to hit SmithRead More


Tribune building collapse

At approximately 3:05 P.M. July 8, 2014, the Jefferson County Law Center received a call concerning a building collapse at 110 West Briggs Street Fairfield, Iowa.  The Fairfield Fire Department and Law Enforcement were dispatched to the site, as well as EMS units.  The Fairfield Fire Department arrived at approximately 3:11 P.M. and noted that the outside wall on the North side of the building was leaning quite heavily to the North.  Briggs Street from 2nd Street to Main Street was immediately closed to all vehicle traffic due to concernsRead More


Iowa WWII Airman returns home 69 years later following discovery of remains in Germany

More than 69 years after being shot down on a bombing mission over Germany during WWII, Staff Sgt. Robert “Bobby” E. Howard is returning home to Iowa. Howard, a 21-year old Moulton, Iowa native serving with the 450th Bomber Squadron, 322nd Bomber Group, Medium, 9th Air Force, U.S. Army Air Corps, was last seen April 16, 1945 as his unit was conducting a bombing mission over northeast Germany. With the flight originating from Le Culot Airfield near Beauvechain, Belgium, the aircraft, a Martin B-26B “Marauder” on which Howard served asRead More


Cheryl Joan Griffin

Cheryl Joan Griffin, age 67, passed away July 7, 2014 at University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Iowa City, IA. Memorial services will be held 11:00 am, Friday, July 11, 2014 at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Cary officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Memorial Lawn with Military rites. Visitation for family and friends will be held 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Friday, July 11, 2014 prior to the service at Behner Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Noah’s Ark. Cards and memorials can be sent to:Read More


Brandy Pryor

BRANDY PRYOR, 39, of 150 S. Fellows Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Martinsburg Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Memorials may be made to the family


Donald Avery

DONALD AVERY, 83, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in 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 1 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to Tenco Industries or American Heart Association


Robert McFarland

ROBERT McFARLAND, 81, of Eldon Graveside services and inurnment will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Shaul Cemetery In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Jesse Fridley

JESSE FRIDLEY, Sr., 81, of Kirkville, IA Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Westview Cemetery in Kirkville with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion and Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Monday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to the family


Juanita Hanna

JUANITA HANNA, 75, of Bladensburg Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home The family will be present one hour prior to the service. Memorials: Hospice of Iowa City or Agency Fire & Rescue


Michael Guyette

MICHAEL GUYETTE, 52, of Springfield, MO and formerly of Ottumwa. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home The family will be present one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the family


Margaret Kosman

MARGARET KOSMAN, 92, of Ottumwa Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello & Davis Counties


Robert Rhynas

ROBERT RHYNAS, 88, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Willard St. United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery. Visitation will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6-8 p.m. The family requests that memorials be made to Willard Street United Methodist Church or the Ottumwa YMCA.


Danny Lee “Bucky” Parish

Danny Lee “Bucky” Parish, 61, of rural Arbela, Mo died at 1:54 P.M. Saturday July 5, 2014 at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City.  He was born October 23, 1952 at Van Buren County Hospital to Charley and Doris Kennedy Parish. He married Susan Bartholomew in 1987 and they were blessed with two sons.  They later divorced.  Danny went to school in Luray, Mo and graduated from Revere, MO High School.  He worked at Iowa Malleable Iron, Fairfield and later at Dexter Co., Fairfield until 2013.  He loved the outdoors, John Wayne, NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt andRead More


Ryan Matthew Brewington

Ryan Matthew Brewington, age 21 of Batavia passed away Wednesday, July 2nd .. Ryan was born July 4, 1992 at Oskaloosa, the son of Jennifer Van Klootwyk and Curtis Brewington. He grew up in Batavia and attended Fairfield school, graduating from Fairfield High School in 2010. He graduated from William Penn University in May, 2014. He was scheduled to begin teaching math at the Cardinal Middle School this fall. He coached Fairfield Little League and served on the Little League board. Ryan had worked for the Brewington and Sons Construction Company of Batavia. He loved the Cubs, the Kansas City Chiefs, baseball, slow pitch softball, ,football and golf. He wasRead More


James Jones

James Jones, 97, of Eldon passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 at his home. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from noon until 8:00 p.m. at the Living Hope Bible Church in Eldon. Family will be present to greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Living Hope Bible Church. Burial will be in the Service Chapel Cemetery near Albia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Living HopeRead More


Raymond L. “Bud” Hemm

Raymond L. “Bud” Hemm, 86, of Keosauqua died Saturday June 28, 2014 at Iowa Methodist Health Center, Des Moines.  He was born January 11, 1928 near Troy to Orville and Lela Archer Hemm and married Edith A. Nixon near Bentonsporte June 18, 1955.  She died July 11, 1998.  He married Linda M. Mulholland December 19, 1998 in Keosauqua.  She died May 29, 2009.  Raymond had worked at Barker Wire and many years as custodian at Van Buren Community School, both in Keosauqua and was a member on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DayRead More


George Crouse

GEORGE CROUSE, 92, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American LegionMemorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello and Davis counties


Pamela Clayton

PAMELA CLAYTON, 64, of Coal Valley, IL, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Josh Mancol

JOSH MANCOL, 3 months old, of 838 Wabash Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Cremation will follow the mass Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday A Christian Wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home Memorials may be made to the family


Charles Totten

CHARLES TOTTEN, 100, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Ottumwa Cemetery Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society