(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
(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
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 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.
(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
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, 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, 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 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 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
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
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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.
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.
ROY RICKERT Douds Roy Rickert, 88, of Douds, died at 9:35 P.M. Thursday February 20, 2014, at University Hospital, Iowa City. He was born December 10, 1925 at Cedar, IA to J. Howard and Mary Funk Rickert and married Vera L. Lundquist June 2, 1954 in First Lutheran Church, Fairfield. Roy moved with his family as a youth to a farm in Chequest Township between Douds and Troy. He graduated from Troy High School, farmed the family farm and worked many years at Iowa Malleable Iron Company, Fairfield. Surviving are hisRead More
(Update) – The residence is that of Roger Blew. The Ottumwa Post reported on February 13 that Blew’s van was found on Church Street with several animals in the back. Read the Post’s full story here. Officials are estimating that 60 to 70 animals have been found dead. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- (Drakesville)— A case of neglected animals is under investigation by the Davis County sheriff’s Department in Bloomfield. Davis County deputy sheriff Josh O’Dell told Ottumwa radio a search warrant was executed by the Ottumwa Police Department to a residence inRead More
(OTTUMWA) Friday, February 21, 2014— The American Red Cross and Ottumwa Fire Department invite the community to an open house on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the North Fire Station. The North Fire Station is located at 4th and Wapello. The open house will run from 9:00a.m. to noon with the Red Cross providing information on disaster preparedness and volunteer opportunities. Ottumwa firefighters will be on hand with information about free smoke alarms and batteries
Motorists in the area take note. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Baureau as announced as part of the 2014 STEP program, the Iowa State Patrol will team up with city, and county law enforcement the week of March 14th through the 17th to crackdown on motorists who violate Iowa’s driving laws. During the operation STEP……. officers will be on the look out for motorists who don’t buckle up, speed, and operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The traffic enforcement program was conducted last year and during the 4 day St. Patrick’s Day holiday period 352 OWIRead More
(Release from the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office) – The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office was notified on Wednesday February 19th, of a Burglary at a rural Wapello County residence. During the preliminary stages of the investigation information was discovered that led to a Search Warrant being conducted at 703 W. Walnut Eldon, Iowa at the Nicholas Ballard residence. The Search Warrant resulted in evidence associated with the Burglary to be discovered as well as items consistent with other stolen items from Eldon as well as Jefferson County. Additional Search Warrants wereRead More
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