Melissa Lambrecht

 

Freda Hoaglin

FREDA HOAGLIN Hillsboro Freda N. Hoaglin, 86, formerly of rural Hillsboro died at 12:03 A.M.  Monday February 17, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society – Van Buren, Keosauqua where she had resided since December 2011.  Arrangements are pending at Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua.


David Eslinger

DAVID ESLINGER, 79, of Ottumwa His body has been cremated.  No services are planned. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wapello & Davis Counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ottumwa, IA 52501


Harry Williams

HARRY WILLIAMS, SR., 78, of 102 W. Walnut St. in Eldon His body has been cremated.  A memorial service may be held at a later date. Reece Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Genevieve “Gen” Techel

GENEVIEVE “GEN” TECHEL, 92, formerly of 620 Hamilton Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home


Annabel Wiseman

ANNABEL WISEMAN, 77, formerly of 102 W. Finley Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church or Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.


Kathryn “Kitty” Blew

KATHRYN “KITTY” BLEW, 86, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Shaul Cemetery. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Vista Woods Care Center Activity Fund.


Ilo Proctor

ILO PROCTOR, 99, formerly of Ottumwa Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Reece Funeral Home with burial will be at Cedar Memorial Township Cemetery in Fremont. Family visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to HCI Care Services of Central Iowa.


Lester Smithhart

LESTER SMITHHART, 89, of 102 W. Finley Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Zion Community Church of God.  Burial will be in Sherman Chapel Cemetery (in Davis County) with military services conducted by O.B. Nelson Post #3 of the American Legion and Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Monday (today) at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday Memorials may be made to Zion Community Church of God


Dolores Griffiths

DOLORES GRIFFITHS, 74, of Bloomfield Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday (today) at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Ottumwa Cemetery Memorials may be made to Hospice of Monroe County


Nancy Estes

NANCY ESTES, 71, of Ottumwa Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday (today) at Reece Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Memorials may be made to Blakesburg Christian Church


Residents Asked To Conserve Water

February 13, 2014 – Ottumwa, Iowa –  The Ottumwa Water Works has at least two unlocated water main breaks causing a drain on the community’s water storage.   Residents and businesses are asked to conserve as much water as possible to maintain pressure in the system.   If residents notice a drop in water pressure that is not caused by a frozen service line, sees water showing up in unusual places or hears water running in an unusual location, they are asked to contact the Water Works at 684-4606 to report the location. BathroomRead More


Race for the Cure on hold for 2014

(Ottumwa)— A popular spring time fund raising event will not be held this year. KTVO television is reporting due to a lack of manpower and volunteers the race will not be held. Tom Shafer Chairman of the race says there has been a lack of manpower in several key areas including marketing and public relations and a lack of sponsorships. Shafer says organizers decided the best option was to wait until they can on an event the community, participants, survivors and those battling cancer can be proud of. For now,Read More


Loebsack Announces $3.3 Million Investment for Bloomfield

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the City of Bloomfield was awarded a total of $3,365,000 in loans and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. Bloomfield will use the funding to establish a more permanent water source. The project involves abandoning the aging water treatment plant, constructing a new 300,000 gallon water tower, and establishing a permanent capacity buy-in with Rathbun Regional Water Association. Approximately 1,301 existing rural residents and businesses will benefit. Specifically,Read More


Marjorie Martsching

MARJORIE MARTSCHING, 90, of Bloomfield Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ottumwa with burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church


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