Melissa Lambrecht

 

Bill Cosby coming to Bridge View Center

Ottumwa, IA – One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby, has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books, such as Fatherhood and I Didn’t Ask to be Born (But I’m Glad I Was). His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers and he’s coming to the Bridge View Center for a very special evening on June 7, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, March 7 at 10:00 A.M. Ticket prices are $72.00, $59.00, and $49.00 and can beRead More


Lawmakers almost come to blows

  (Des Moines)— Debate in the Iowa Senate got more than a little heated today. The Des Moines Register reports that a heated debate between Senator Mark Chelgren of Ottumwa and Senator Tom Courtney of Burlington got into a bitter argument calling each other liars and moving to the front of the senate podium where they fiercely argued. Senate Democratic Leader Michael Gronstal and Senate Republican Leader Bill Dix  moved to join them in an attempt to calm the situation. The argument ensued during a debate over Senate File 2320 a bill relating to providersRead More


El Rancho Grande Demolition

At approximately 8:15, Tuesday morning, DeCarlo Demolition from Des Moines began demolition on El Rancho Grande.    Ottumwa Radio spoke with Rich Finley, from DeCarlo Demolition, this morning about the delay in demolition.  He stated that they won the bid in November but the weather had delayed the demolition until, today.  You will remember the building was completely destroyed by fire on April 9, 2013.     Raw video from the start of demolition, Tuesday morning: Previous stories: El Rancho Grande Total Loss El Rancho Grande Fire – Video ElRead More


Vehicle pursuit

Officers of the Fairfield Police Department (FPD) were involved with a vehicle pursuit on 03/01/2014 at approximately 6:55 AM. FPD Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle believed to be driven by a subject with a felony Escape warrant from a “halfway house” probation facility in Iowa. The subject had walked away from this facility a few months prior and several law enforcement agencies were assisting to locate him. The subject refused to stop for the FPD Officer and led to a two county vehicle pursuit through Fairfield, Jefferson County, WapelloRead More


Margaret Striegel

Hedrick Margaret Striegel, 92, died March 1, 2014 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. A private family service will be held. Visitation will be Wednesday 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.at the Holm Funeral Home in Sigourney Burial will be in Pleasant grove Cemetery in Sigourney. Arrangements by Holm Funeral Home in Sigourney


Drakesville man facing numerous charges

(Drakesville)—- A 45 year old Drakesville man is facing numerous charges following his arrest by the Davis county Sheriff’s Department. Roger Blew has been charged with 28 counts of animal neglect, livestock neglect and duty to dispose of dead bodies. Davis County Sheriff Dave Davis says 8 of the charges are serious misdemeanors  which could carry up to 1 year in jail on each count.  The remaining charges are all simple misdemeanors charges which carry up to 30 days in jail on each account.  Bond for Blew has been setRead More


Salvation Army to close Meals on Wheels

(Ottumwa)— Ottumwa Radio news has learned the Salvation Army’s “Meals on Wheels” program will be discontinued on May 31st. Cpt. Ruth from the Salvation Army in Ottumwa told Ottumwa Radio News the program has become a financial burden for the Salvation Army. Thus the meal site will be closed. Cpt. Ruth says an announcement was made Thursday afternoon to patrons who utilize the program. In addition, Cpt. Ruth says the Salvation Army has been working with the Seneca Agency on Aging to continue the program. Again, the Salvation Army inRead More


The winter of 2013/14 has been snowy

(Ottumwa)— So how snowy has it been this winter?  According to State Climatologist Harry Hillaker, the winter of 2013/14 has been snowier than in the past. So far residents in southeast Iowa have seen more than three feet of snow or a total of 40 inches of snow.  The average amount of snow in southeast Iowa is 25 to 30 inches of snow. Looking at snow depth across the state varies.  Hillaker says the western half of Iowa has been relatively snow free with only one foot of snow recorded.  In eastern Iowa it’s just the opposite withRead More


Frances Pope

Graveside services for 89, year old Frances Pope of Fremont will be held on Saturday, March 1, at 11:00 AM at Cedar Township Memorial Cemetery (South) in Fremont.   Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM Saturday at Fremont Funeral Chapel. A procession will form at the funeral chapel at 10:45 for those wishing to attend the service.   Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements for 89 year old Frances Pope.


Ottumwa Radio presented with Most Engaged Member Award

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Ottumwa Radio Group was presented an award from the Centerville Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce last night at the annual Chamber banquet for the most engaged member, in recognition of our involvement and participation in Chamber of Commerce programs and activities. Ottumwa Radio Group will continue to be an active member in the Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area community for many years to come, and were very honored to receive such an award.


2013 records largest drug operation in Southeast Iowa

(Ottumwa)— A report released today by the Ottumwa Police Department indicates 2013 saw the largest number of drug arrests. A press release issued by Lt. Jason Bell from the Southeast Iowa Inter-Agency Drug Task Force says since July of 2012 members of the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, the drug task force and the Drug Enforcement Administration Des Moines residence office have been conducting an investigation of a multi-layered methamphetamine drug trafficking organization located in and around the Ottumwa area. During the investigation almost 27 controlled transactions of meth ranging in quantityRead More


New Board of Trustee Member

OTTUMWA — Beth Danowsky is the newest member of the Indian Hills Community College Board of Trustees, representing the Sigourney area on the nine-member board. Danowsky replaces Bob Pitsch, who resigned after 25 years on the IHCC board. Danowsky is the Community Development Manager at Musco Lighting in Oskaloosa where she is responsible for working with partners on projects that improve the sustainability of the community. She also chairs the East Central Iowa Transportation Coalition and Mahaska Community Development Group. “I’m honored to be part of the Board of Trustees,” Danowsky said, “and I look forward toRead More


Nancy Carlin

NANCY CARLIN, 52, of Ottumwa Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home Visitation with the family present will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday Memorials may be made to the family


Nicholas Galindo

NICHOLAS GALINDO, 66, of 2901 E. Main Funeral services will be 1 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 War. Cremation will follow the services. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Friday. The family will be present one hour prior to the service on Saturday


Lela Barker

LELA BARKER Douds Lela Mae Barker, 88, formerly of Douds passed away at 8:55 P.M. Sunday Feb. 23, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society–Van Buren, Keosauqua where she had resided since 2009.  She was born Feb. 18, 1926 near Farmington to Floyd and Mabel Fine Boyer and married William H. Barker Aug. 23, 1975 in Farmington.  He died Feb 28, 1995.  Lela graduated from Farmington High School and Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, earned her Masters Degree at Northeast Missouri State Teachers College, Kirksville and taught in rural Van Buren County, Bonaparte and Farmington schools.  SheRead More


Dorothy Jane Chasteen Kirkman

DOROTHY KIRKMAN Keosauqua, IA   Dorothy Jane Chasteen Kirkman, 86, of Keosauqua passed away at 1:14 P.M. Monday Feb. 24, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren, Keosauqua. She was born June 12, 1927 near Bedford, IN to Henry and Frances Brinegar Chasteen and married William D. Kirkman March 1, 1945. He died March 3, 1987. Following her husband’s death she moved to Milton and later to Keosauqua. Dorothy and Bill were for many years members of the Assembly of God Church. One of their favorite Bible passages and the creedRead More


Second Ottumwa legislative forum to be held March 1st

Ottumwa, Iowa – Feb. 21, 2014  –  The League of Women Voters of Ottumwa invites area residents to the second of three legislative forums on March 1 at Bridge View Center. The forums are designed to provide an opportunity for citizens to ask questions of the state legislators representing parts of Wapello County during the 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly. All four of those legislators are invited to participate in the forum including state Reps. Mary Gaskill and Larry Sheets as well as state Sens. Mark Chelgren and Ken Rozenboom. TheRead More


Dr. Miller-Meeks Officially Announces Campaign for Congress

OTTUMWA, IOWA – This week, Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks will be officially announcing her campaign for Congress as a Republican in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District. She will be touring various locations across the district on Wednesday, Feb. 26, and Thursday, Feb. 27,  listening to Iowans’ concerns and talking about solutions to the challenges our country faces like rising healthcare costs and government accountability. “Washington is a dysfunctional mess and it’s time to send someone there who has real world experience bringing people together to solve problems,” said Dr. Miller-Meeks. “The Affordable Care Act hasRead More


Faye Walton

FAYE WALTON, 90, of 12 Schwartz Dr. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday (today) at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church


Wesley “Pete” Barnhill

WESLEY “Pete” BARNHILL, 86, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday (today) at Reece Funeral Home.  Burial 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 Hospice Serving Wapello & Davis Counties


Clara Ancell

CLARA ANCELL, 85, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday (today) at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Memorials may be made to the family


Walter Meeker

WALTER MEEKER, 91, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Monday (today) at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Helping Hands


Charles Montgomery

CHARLES MONTGOMERY, 68, of 740 E. Alta Vista Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Ottumwa 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 9 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church. Reece Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Lela Barker

LELA BARKER Douds   Lela M. Barker, 88, formerly of Douds died at 8:55 P.M. Sunday February 23, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren, Keosauqua where she had resided since 2009. Arrangements are pending at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds.


Milford Wonderlich

Funeral services for 87 year old Milford Wonderlich of Ollie will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, February 25, at Ollie Baptist Church in Ollie, Iowa . Burial with military honors will follow at Ollie Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, February 24, at the Fremont Funeral Chapel beginning at 12:00 noon with family present from 4:00 until 7:00 PM. Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements for 87 year old Milford Wonderlich.