Melissa Lambrecht

 

Helen Granneman

HELEN GRANNEMAN, 83, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Thursday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Society Hospice


Bob Bemis

BOB BEMIS, 71, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ottumwa Public Library


Steve A. Sayre

Steve A. Sayre 57, of rural Keosauqua died at 10:45 P.M. Sunday June 8, 2014 at his home.  He was born October 15, 1956 in Keosauqua to David and Marjorie Crowe Sayre and married Nancy Ridgeway, they divorced. Steve graduated from Van Buren Community High School, was a farmer, self-employed electrician and worked at Golden Furrow Fertilizer in Keosauqua.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering with friends. Surviving are three daughters, Trina Sayre of Keosauqua, Tonya Flynn (Chris) of Birmingham and Traci Doak (Phil) of Clive, eightRead More


Ottumwa man facing sexual assault charge

A 28 year old Ottumwa man Grant Harrison Troxel  is facing sexual assault charges following his arrest by the Ottumwa Police Department. Lt. Jason Bell from the police department says Saturday police received a report of a sexual assault on a 13 year old victim.  As a result of an investigation, Troxel of 571 South Ransom was arrested and charged with Sexual Abuse in the 3rd degree. Troxel is currently being held in the Wapello County Jail on a ten thousand dollar cash only bond. The investigation is  ongoing and additional charges are expected.


Dorothy Gibbs

DOROTHY GIBBS, 97, of Dubuque, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation with the family present will be 1 hour prior to the service In lieu of flowers, memorials to donor’s choice or Hospice of Dubuque


Glenn W. Sprouse

  Glenn W. Sprouse, 90, of rural Selma died at 6:58 A.M. Wednesday June 4, 2014 at Jefferson County Health Center, Fairfield.  He was born March 22, 1924 in Milton to Alva and Iona Reisch Sprouse and married Fern D. Richardson August 2, 1945 in Ottumwa. Glenn lived most of his life in rural Davis County, graduated from Bloomfield High School, owned and operated the U.S. Mail Star Route truck, hauling mail between several local post offices and Ottumwa on a daily basis and had been employed for many years by Kaser ConstructionRead More


Agency explosion

The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in reference to an early Wednesday morning explosion in a garage in Agency Iowa.  At 8:00 a.m. Wednesday June 4th  Wapello County Sheriff’s personnel reported to 237 W. Main St. in Agency Iowa and discovered an explosion had occurred sometime during the overnight hours in the interior of a garage damaging a vehicle.  Investigators believe it is possible the suspect(s) may have possibly received minor injuries.  Investigators believe that the injuries may not require medical attention but may be visible. Read More


Suspects taken into custody

Three subjects identified as subjects who fled the scene of a traffic stop on May 27, 2014 have been arrested by law enforcement officials. On June 3, 2014 at 10:01 pm Olen James Brown, age 42, was taken into custody by the Indianola Police Department at 702 E 2nd Ave in Indianola. Brown was arrested on a warrant charging him with Theft 2nd Degree and Interference with Official Acts. Brown was transported to the Wapello County Jail on June 4, 2014 where he is currently being held on $5,300 bond.Read More


Fire destroys Fairfield home

A Fairfield family is homeless following a fire Tuesday night at the Leisure Living Trailer Park. Fairfield Fire Chief Scott Vaughn says a faulty electrical panel in the front living room of the mobile home.  There were no injuries in the blaze. The family lost everything in the fire and are in need of clothing for two boys and a girl. In addition, other items needed are personal items like tooth brushes and tooth paste, shampoo, hair brushes and gift cards. All donated items can be dropped off at Pence Elementary school in Fairfield.


Melinda Quinn

MELINDA QUINN, 73, of Ottumwa Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with inurnment in Ottumwa Cemetery In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Gothic Performing Arts Festival


Donald Cudworth

DONALD CUDWORTH, 86, of 1323 W. Williams Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home. Inurnment 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 Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society or Hospice serving Wapello and Davis Counties


Teens arrested on theft charges

Two Cedar Rapids teen have been arrested in Ottumwa on burglary charges. Ottumwa Police Chief Tom McAndrew says late last week the police department received several reports of burglaries that occurred on the city’s south side.  Several concerned citizens and burglary victims reported seeing two suspects and the vehicle they were driving. Based on information provided to the police department officers were able to locate the two suspects and the vehicle they were driving. A search warrant was executed on the vehicle and about two thousand dollars worth of stolen property was recovered. 18Read More


Paw Prints

OTTUMWA—Ottumwa residents can show their Bulldog pride by having paw prints painted on their sidewalks and driveways. The Ottumwa High School cheerleaders are taking orders. A large (3.5 feet in diameter) paw print is $10, the smaller one (1.5 feet in diameter) is $5 and both can be painted in either red or white. Proceeds support the OHS cheerleaders. Persons interested in having a paw print painted can contact an OHS cheerleader, call 683-4444 extention 1212, or email Debb Kent at debb.kent@ottumwaschools.com. When ordering, leave your name, address, phone number,Read More


OPD donates radios

OTTUMWA— The Ottumwa Police Department recently donated 15 mobile radios to Ottumwa Schools.  In 2013, the Ottumwa Police Department, along with several other first responder agencies in Wapello County, completed a system overhaul which required new communications equipment.  The communications equipment previously used prior to the upgrade was not compatible with the digital P25 system. In looking for ways to place this communications equipment back into service, the Ottumwa Police Department and Wapello County Emergency Management identified Ottumwa Schools after conversations with Principal Dave Harper. The equipment was re-programmed withRead More


S.E. Iowa man charged with murder

A southeast Iowa man is facing a first degree murder in connection with the death of a Burlington man. 42 year old Lenard R. Polhans was arrested Sunday night following a shooting that afternoon.  Killed was 35 year old Marvin Sutton. Officials say Sutton was shot in the chest following a domestic disturbance. The Burlington Hawkeye says Polhans is being held in the Des Moines County jail on a 500-thousand dollar cash  only bond.


Robert W. “Rob” Teeter

Robert W. “Rob” Teeter, 54, of Bonaparte died at 12:15 P.M. Saturday May 31, 2014 at Great River Hospice in West Burlington. He was born October 8, 1959 at Keosauqua to Elvert O. and Barbara Bailey Teeter and married Ruth A. Miller March 7, 1981 in Bonaparte. He was a purchasing agent for Mid- AM Building Supply Company, Mt. Pleasant.  Prior to this he worked at Mt. Hamill and Bonaparte Lumber companies, served 37 years on the Bonaparte Fire Department. In his younger days he played on the Pratt SlowRead More


Gene Arnold

GENE ARNOLD, 78, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday (today) 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 Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Prostate Cancer Foundation


Jean Collins

JEAN COLLINS, 82, of 1316 E. Mary St. Graveside services with inurnment will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Shaul Cemetery Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello & Davis Counties Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Sandra Spilman

SANDRA SPILMAN, 54, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the family present 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society


Jim Fiscella

JIM FISCELLA, 67, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Munterville Cemetery. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Heartland Humane Society.


Dick Rolison

DICK ROLISON, 73, of Ottumwa Graveside services with inurnment will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Shaul Cemetery Memorials may be made to the family. Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


IHCC Library to offer free D-Day movie Saturday afternoon

As part of this weekend’s 70th anniversary celebration of D-Day, the Indian Hills Community College Library will present a free film, “Ike: Countdown to D-Day,” at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, in the library on the Ottumwa campus. The D-Day invasion was the largest military operation of World War II and the beginning of the end.  It also marked Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower as one of America’s most powerful military leaders. “Ike; Countdown to D-Day” depicts the 90 terrifying days leading up to the invasion as Eisenhower decides the fatesRead More


Voters head to the Polls Tuesday

Voters head to the polls tomorrow for the June 3rd primary election. Polls in Ottumwa and Wapello County will be opened Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Absentee ballots still out must be postmarked by midnight tonight or hand delivered to the Wapello County auditor’s office before polls close on election day. Two races will be watched closely on election day.  The Republican primary will select a candidate to face Democratic Representative Dave Loebsack.  Republican candidates running are Mariannette Miller Meeks, Mark Lofgren and Mathew Waldren. The other race of interest tomorrow pits Democrats Tom Rubel and Steve Siegel against State Representative Mark Chelgren ofOttumwa. A reminder Ottumwa radio will haveRead More


Train Derailment

A train derailment on the IC and E rail line in Ottumwa Sunday evening tied up traffic on the line. The derailment occurred just off of Gateway Drive in Ottumwa. At least three cars were involved in the derailment.  Crews were expected to work throughout the night to clear the tracks of the derailment.  The derailment knocked out a power pole in the area. Cause of the derailment remains under investigation.  There were no injures.


Wanted

 Olen James Brown  Deborah Ann Peneueta  Beau Brandi Simpson On May 27, 2014 at 8pm, an Ottumwa Police Officer on routine patrol observed a SUV occupied by four individuals, one of which matched the description of Olen James Brown who has an outstanding arrest warrant for Theft 2nd Degree. The officer performed a traffic stop on the vehicle in the north alley of the 700 block of Clinton Street. An unknown male passenger in the vehicle fled on foot with the officer in pursuit. During the foot pursuit, two passengersRead More