Letha Jeannette Brown, age 72, of Lockridge, Iowa passed away May 23, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, in Iowa City. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday May 29, 2014 at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Shipley officiating. Burial will be at Spencer Cemetery Northeast of Stockport, Iowa. Visitation for family and friends will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday May 28, 2014 at Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family. Memorials and cards can beRead More
John Markland Talbot, age 69 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at his home. Graveside service will be held Wednesday 11AM, May 28, 2014 at Oakland Cemetery, Centerville with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating. Lange Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
VADONNA DIAL, 81, of 9451 83rd St. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Round Point Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Monday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello & Davis Counties
BOB BATTERSON, 68, of 11620 Rabbit Run Rd. Funeral services will be 3:30 p.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, cremation will follow the services Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Friday with the family present form 5 to 7 p.m. Friday In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family
DONALD FEAR, 93, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Pennington Cemetery near Sigourney Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday Memorials may be made to Lancaster Heritage, Inc.
JERRY HASLEY, 89, of 1577 N. Van Buren Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Church of the Open Bible. 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 11 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Church of the Open Bible or Gideons International
FRED HELM, 71, of rural Eddyville Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Eddyville United Methodist Church with private inurnment in Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Serenity House or Eddyville United Methodist Church Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
A 44 year old Van Buren County man is facing charges of attempted murder following an incident in Bonaparte earlier this month. Facing charges is Dimetrious Royal of Bonaparte. Court records show that Royal reportedly unlawfully and intentionally attempted to cause of the death of John Smith during an altercation at Jet Stop. Documents shows Royal was armed with an aluminum softball bat during an altercation. Witnesses say Royal repeatedly struck Smith with the bat while the victim was standing and continued to hit him after he fell to theRead More
A major milestone will be observed in Ottumwa this weekend. This year the Congregation of the Humility of Mary will celebrate 150 years of presence and service in the United States. The theme “Celebrate the Legacy, Pursue the Vision: recognizes the legacy of the community’s leadership in the fields of education, health care and social services and demonstrates how these ministries have changed through the years. The group will celebrate in Ottumwa this Saturday from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m on the campus of Indian Hills Community Collegethe site of the former motherhouse of the Congregation of the Humility of Mary congregation. Everyone isRead More
Add another title to city employee Jody Gates. During last night’s meeting, the City Council approved a recommendation to appoint Gates to the position of Director of Planning and Development effective June 3rd. This position has been held by Nick Klimek. Klimek resigned from the position effective June 2nd. Gates is currently the Director of Health and Inspections and Solid Waste which includes the Landfill and Recycling center. Gates has been working with the housing rehabilitation program through the Planning Department. With the promotion she will receive a ten thousandRead More
Wilbur Rush, age 84 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Monday, May 19, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center, Long Term Care.. A celebration of Life Service will be held at 11am Friday, May 23, 2014 at First Methodist Church, Centerville with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 10AM until service time at First Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Mt Ararat Cemetery. A memorial has been established to First United Methodist Church or the 18-80 Club or the Appanoose County Historical Society. Condolences may be left at www.langefh.com
PATRICIA FISHER, 67, of 5863 Cliffland Rd. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Memorials may be made to the family
A 17 year old Ottumwa teen charged with molesting a toddler has entered a plea of not guilty. Kraigen Grooms was arrested on the charge in March after he allegedly filmed himself molesting a toddler. Authorities believe that video was filmed at a house in Ottumwa in April of 2013. Grooms was arrested by agents from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and officials from Homeland Security Investigations. The Ottumwa teen would have been 16 years of age at the time of the incident, but was charged as an adult. Attorneys representing Grooms requested his case beRead More
(Eldon)— The Cardinal school district is ending the school year with a bang. The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation has presented the school district with a grant totaling 470-thousand dollars. That funding will be matched by the school’s board of education with the funds to be used for a number of purposes including a learning “hub” Work on the project is expected to get under way some time this summer.
The Area 15 Regional Planning Commission in Ottumwa has been awarded federal funds. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin has announced that three Iowa Councils of Government have been awarded a total of 183-thousand dollars to help establish a comprehensive development strategy in their regions. The funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. Harkin says establishing a sound economic development strategy that unites the public and private sectors is the key to creating job opportunities and promoting a regional growth. Harkins says this investments by the EDA willRead More
City crews have begun the process of converting one streets to two way streets in the central businesses district. A check at noon today shows two way traffic on Second Street from Jefferson Street to about North Court with crews continuing to move toward Kitterman Street. Second Street and Main Street is expected to be converted to two way traffic in steps as new pavement markings are applied to the pavement. This traffic change will be permanent. As the changes are implemented, drivers should be alert for new signage and traffic markings. Anticipate a slower rate of traffic. Once Second Street is complete, crewsRead More
VIVIAN MANNING, 84, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Baptist Church with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church
(Ottumwa)— When the Ottumwa City Council meets in regular session Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the council chamber of City Hall, The council will hold a public hearing on plans, specification, form of control and estimated cost for the Quincy Avenue Reconstruction project will run from Albia Road to Highway 34. This project will consist of profile milling and an asphalt overlay of Quincy avenue. Bids will be received and opened by the City on June 11th at 2:00 p.m. . The bid report and bid award recommendation will be presented to the City Council at it’s June 7th meeting. AlsoRead More
WYMAN WEBB, 72, of rural Agency Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with inurnment in Batavia Cemetery The family will be present one hour prior to the service In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello & Davis Counties
BILL SCHWEIGERT, 50, of 116 W. Rochester Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home The family will be present one hour prior to the service In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for his granddaughter’s education
(Ottumwa) – Motorists are advised that beginning the week of May 19th, Main and Second Streets (from Jefferson to Kitterman) will be converted to two-way traffic. The conversion is expected to begin on Monday morning on Main Street, conditions permitting. Each street will open to two-way traffic in steps as new pavement markings are applied. This traffic change will be permanent. The change from one-way to two-way traffic will mark a major change in downtown traffic flow. As the changes are implemented, drivers should be alert for new signageRead More
Ruby L. Beatty, 90, of Keosauqua died at 1:38 A.M. Thursday May 15, 2014 at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington. She was born June 10, 1923 in Fort Madison to Earl George and Catherine Freeman Owens and married Warren Beatty April 4, 1948 at Fort Madison. Ruby lived most of her life north of Keosauqua on the Beatty Family Farm and worked as a Librarian at the Keosauqua Public Library for 20 years, prior to this she worked as a cook in the school kitchen. In 1988 Warren and Ruby retired andRead More
(Fairfield) – On 05/14/2014, Fairfield Police Department officers executed a search warrant at 409 E. Hempstead Avenue. A large grow operation was located inside the residence and over 100 plants, suspected to be marijuana, were seized. A large amount of evidence was also seized and the investigation is ongoing. Campbell John Hair, 63, of that address was charged with Manufacturing Marijuana within 1,000 feet of a School (Class D Felony), Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance – (Marijuana) (Class D Felony), Drug Tax Stamp Violation (Class D Felony),Read More
An Ottumwa couple says the cheeseburger they received from a fast food restaurant in Ottumwa had marijuana on it. Lt. Jason Bell from the Ottumwa Police Department says he has seen a lot of stuff, but never something like this. Police say they are investigating the case. They say a man brought the burger for his fiancé. The couple alleges that they received an order and that the cheeseburger had marijuana on it. Police say a sample of the substance has been sent to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for analysis.
Fairfield Police have now identified the individual that was taken against their will following an incident on Monday in Fairfield. The victim is identified as 18 year old Zachary Rainbolt. Police reported three residents from Bloomfield took Rainbolt against his will from the 2700 block of West Burlington. Rainbolt and 24 year old John Morris, 18 year old Donovan Wintermote and 17 year old Austin Emery Jr. were located at 1500 South Main Street. The three have been charged with False Imprisonment and Simple Assault. If convicted the three could be sentenced to one year in prisonRead More