Melissa Lambrecht

 

Janice Graham

JANICE GRAHAM, 72, of 423 Osceola Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday Cremation will follow the visitation Memorials may be made to the family


Dorothy Hart

DOROTHY HART, 99, 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 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society


Dottie Harding

DOTTIE HARDING, 74, of 545 Ray St. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home.  Cremation will follow the service Memorials may be made to the family


Fairfield family homeless following fire

(Fairfield)— A Fairfield family is homeless following  a fire Tuesday afternoon. The fire occurred at the North Bay Apartments.  When firemen arrived on the scene flames were seen coming from the apartment unit.  Other apartment units received smoke damage. Firemen say a mother and three small children were home at the time of the blaze, but were able to get out of the apartment safely. Fairfield Fire Chief Scott Vaughn says the fire was started from an electrical baseboard heater. The family lost all of it’s belongings as a result of the fire.


Health Insurance Coverage Workshop

OTTUMWA — With time running out in order to meet requirements for having health insurance, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a free workshop to help Indian Hills Community College students and Wapello County residents understand how to make smart choices for purchasing health care coverage. The one-hour workshop will be offered twice, at 3:00 and 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Rural Health Education Center (room 108) on the IHCC Ottumwa Campus. Through the Smart Choice Health Insurance workshop, attendees will: • Understand the importance of networks and finding out whichRead More


Fifth annual contest for Iowa’s Best Burger begins

AMES, IOWA – Iowa’s cattle producers are asking their fellow Iowans to help them find Iowa’s Best Burger in 2014. In this year’s quest, the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association are encouraging you to nominate your favorite burger, whether it’s a gourmet or down-home style. This is the fifth year the two groups are holding the annual Iowa’s Best Burger contest, which officially kicks off Feb. 12. All nominations must be in the IBIC office by 5 p.m. on Mar. 17. “We’re looking for the best burger served inRead More


Ruben Reyes

RUBEN REYES, 53, of 562 S. Moore Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home followed by 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. Monday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday Memorials may be made to his wife, Marilyn


Lloyd Murphy

LLOYD MURPHY, 69, of 818 Queen Anne Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 9 a.m. Sunday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date


Kristi Merchant

KRISTI MERCHANT, 58, of Blakesburg Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Sunday with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday Memorials may be made to Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War


Ottumwa Schools – K open house

OTTUMWA—Ottumwa Schools will host kindergarten open house for the 2014-15 school year on Thursday, March 6 at Eisenhower, James, Horace Mann, Wilson and Liberty (for students attending Douma next year). The open house will begin at 6 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. Parents are asked to contact their neighborhood school to receive a registration packet prior to attending if they have not yet received one. The packet contains several forms which need to be completed and returned during kindergarten registration. Forms include a student enrollment data form, certificateRead More


Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation Auxiliary Donates $60,000 to the Teen Health Center

OTTUMWA, IA –The Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation Auxiliary recently presented a check to Tracey Boxx-Vass, Executive Director of American Home Finding, for the Teen Health Center in the amount of $60,000. American Home Finding is the sponsoring agency for the Teen Health Center, which operates at the Ottumwa High School, and provides healthcare services to hundreds of students each year. This is the third year of a five year commitment that the ORLF Auxiliary made to the Teen Health Center to contribute $60,000 annually. “Without the Auxiliary’s generous support, the Teen Health Center could notRead More


Snow Removal Continues – Hydrant Reminder

(Release from the City of Ottumwa) – February 6, 2014 – Ottumwa, Iowa –  Post-snow storm clean up continues in Ottumwa.  City Public Works Crews will be picking up snow piled along the curb in the Church Street business district this evening (Thursday, February 6) beginning at 7 PM. Snow will be collected and removed from Church Street, from the Beach Ottumwa entry down to Five Corners. If crews are able to complete that section overnight, they will resume pickup in the downtown (Main and Second Street) area.  Vehicles must be parked off theRead More


Tommy Carder

TOMMY CARDER, 50, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at Reece Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Tenco. 


Richard Zollars

RICHARD ZOLLARS, 92, of 1 Pennsylvania Place Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at Reece Funeral Home with burial in McCormick Cemetery The family will be present 1 hour prior to the service on Thursday Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello and Davis Counties


Kristine Petersen

KRISTINE PETERSEN Graveside services and burial will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at Shaul Cemetery Visitation is open at 10 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society


Robert Box

ROBERT BOX, 71, formerly of Bloomfield Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at Reece Funeral Home with military services conducted by Reed Whisler Post 78 American Legion In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association


Dean Hall

DEAN HALL, 79, of 705 Ray St. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Friday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Indian Hills Community College Foundation


Helen Harris

HELEN HARRIS, 75, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Chisman Cemetery Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Friday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


Irene Pettit

IRENE PETTIT, 89, of 2607 Marilyn Rd. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Ottumwa Cemetery Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Friday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Church of the Open Bible for Children’s Ministries


Animal Abuse Arrests

On February 3, 2014 the Ottumwa Police Department investigated a complaint involving cruelty to animals. As the result of the investigation, a deceased female Boxer was seized. Following a necropsy by a veterinarian the cause of death was determined to be most likely long term starvation. On February 5, 2014, Amber Dawn Ramos age 29, and Andy Michael Ramos age 30 both with an address of 2525 E. Main Street Ottumwa were arrested and charged with Cruelty to Animals and Confining Animals (Simple Misdemeanors). Both arrestees were released from jail on $300 bond.


Snow Removal Notices

February 5, 2014 – Ottumwa, Iowa –  City of Ottumwa Public Works Crews will be picking up snow in the downtown business district and Church Street starting Wednesday, February 5th beginning at 7 PM.     Vehicles must be parked off these streets during the evening and overnight hours of work to facilitate the snow removal.  Temporary no parking zones will be established to facilitate the snow removal.  Once a block has been cleared, parking may return to normal. As the winter storm passes and everyone begins clearing the snow away, all residents are askedRead More


Quiet National Signing Day for Iowa, Iowa State Football

Little-used fax machines came to life in college football facilities on Wednesday, as next season’s incoming freshmen sent in their signed letters of intent on National Signing Day.  While the long-awaited day produced some excitement as the nation’s top recruits made their college decisions, it was a Wednesday of quiet accomplishment for both Iowa and Iowa State, as neither school expected any last-minute surprises. At least online, the approach to National Signing Day couldn’t have been much more different between the two schools. Iowa State labeled the day “National CYning Day,” making it the topRead More


Cardinal, Pekin, Van Buren Receive SEISC Girls Shootout Pairings

The Southeast Iowa Super Conference has announced the pairings for its 2014 Girls Basketball Shootout, which will be played on Saturday night. In matchups involving schools of the Ottumwa Radio Sports Network, the Cardinal girls will play at Highland, the Pekin girls are hosting New London and the Van Buren girls will travel to Lone Tree. Each season, the Shootout matches up teams from the SEISC North against teams from the SEISC South, based on the order of finish in the two divisions. This season, SEISC North teams will host all Shootout games. The completeRead More


Schools Look to Make Up Games Lost to Snowstorm

With every school in the Ottumwa Radio Sports Network postponing its basketball games on Tuesday because of the snowstorm, many athletic directors are dealing with the problem of rescheduling conference games with less than two full weeks remaining in the regular season. A few area schools will be making up their missed games Thursday night: Ottumwa High: girls and boys at home vs. Des Moines East (games on 1240 KBIZ) Albia at Davis County: girls and boys games in Bloomfield (boys game on 104.3 KRKN) Pekin: girls and boys games on the road at HighlandRead More


Marcelene M. Watson

Marcelene M. Watson, 86, of Hillsboro died at 6:37 P.M. Monday Feb. 3, 2014 at Parkplace Long Term Care Center, Mt Pleasant.  She was born March 10, 1927 near Denmark to August and Florence Miller Horn and married Melvin L. Watson August 5, 1944 in Stockport Christian Church.  He died February 12, 1997. She graduated from Stockport High School and lived most of her life in the Stockport and Hillsboro area.  She was a farm homemaker, had worked at Stockport Senior Meal Site and had been a long time member of the Stockport AmericanRead More