RICHARD WALTER, 77, of 8854 215th Ave., Blakesburg Funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with burial in Shaul Cemetery Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Fri. at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday A Christian Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
At 8 am, Wednesday, February 19, 2014 the Ottumwa Police Department received a report that a skid loader had been stolen from the Market Street Bridge construction site. The loader was located a short time later at an apartment building located at 143 Lincoln Street in Ottumwa. During the investigation it was determined that after the skid loader was stolen it was used in a burglary at 276 North Davis Street. The burglars used the skid loader to transport several car transmissions to an address located at 214 North Marion Street in Ottumwa. The transmissionsRead More
(Ottumwa)—On a vote of 4 to 1……….the Ottumwa City Council Tuesday evening approved a recommendation to waive building permit fees for the new Babe Ruth facility in Ottumwa Park. The Babe Ruth organization in Ottumwa is building a new building at a cost of over 90-thousand dollars. The building will include new restrooms, concession area, year around storage, lockers and meeting rooms. At an earlier meeting, the council denied the request for the waiver. Councilman Mitchell Niner was the only councilman to voted against the recommendation saying if the councilRead More
OTTUMWA—Parent teacher conferences in the Ottumwa School District will be held Monday – Thursday, February 24 through February 27 for grades preK-12. Students will be released Thursday, February 27 at 1 p.m. and no classes or conferences will be held on Friday, February 28. The McCarroll Early Childhood Center will host conferences on Monday and Tuesday, February 24 and 25 from 5 – 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, February 27 from 1:30 – 7 p.m. Parents will receive their scheduled appointments prior to conferences. Eisenhower, James, and Wilson Elementary Schools willRead More
MURL LINDLEY, 95, of 910 W. Second St. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at North Court Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline, Illinois Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Court Baptist Church
DONNA McSPAREN, 69, of 1544 Mable St. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at Reece Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the services Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Memorials may be made to the family
(Ottumwa)—On a vote of 5 to zero, the Ottumwa City Council last night approved a recommendation to deny an appeal filed by an Ottumwa woman to keep her dog in the city. In August of last year Ottumwa Police Officer Jeff Williams investigated several incidents regarding a red male Ridgeback dog named Peanut. Nate Gottchalk told the City Council his 5 year old son was bitten by the dog. In addition Gottchalk says other incidents have occurred since then. Williams told the council earlier this month the dog was unrestrained and chaseRead More
On Friday, February 14, 2014 at approximately 11:20 p.m., Deputies from the Wapello County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of Investigators from the Iowa State Fire Marshall’s Office arrested Alexander Garbiel Krauss, age 18 of 13011 120th Ave., Highland Place, Hedrick, Iowa on (2) counts of Arson 1st Degree. This was the result of an investigation from (2) fires occurring at 13011 120th Ave., Highland Place, Hedrick, Iowa on February 11th, 2014 and February 14th, 2014. Also, assisting was Hedrick Fire, Wapello County Rural Fire and the Ottumwa Fire DepartmentRead More
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, 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, 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, 92, formerly of 620 Hamilton Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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
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
(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
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, 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, 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, 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, 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