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Interim Principal Named at Pickwick

Pending board approval, the Ottumwa Community School District has named a new interim principal the Pickwick Early Childhood Center. Kelli Phillips, a staff member of...

Adult, Three Children Injured in Sigourney Explosion

Authorities continue to investigate the cause of a Friday explosion that injured an adult and three children in Sigourney. The Keokuk County Sheriff's Office says...

Ottumwa School District in Search of Volunteers

The Ottumwa Community School District is looking for volunteers to help with its summer meal program. Yvonne Johnson, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, says...

Annual Christmas Shop With A Cop Fundraiser Begins

A popular fundraising campaign by law enforcement has kicked off for this year. According to a press release, The Wapello County Sheriff’s Reserves will be...

Ottumwa Man Arrested for 2019 Sex Abuse

An Ottumwa man was arrested earlier this week for committing sex abuse against a minor in 2019. 57-year-old Robert Stommel faces a charge of third-degree...

Ottumwa Man Charged With Child Endangerment

A DHS welfare check has led to child endangerment charges for an Ottumwa man. Court records state that an officer with the Ottumwa Police Department...

OPD: Northern Iowa Women Arrested for Assault, Resisting Arrest

A pair of northern Iowa women were arrested following a weekend altercation at the Bridge View Center parking lot. Court documents say 31-year-old Deoshea Foster-Peggs...

Oskaloosa Man Facing Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

A traffic stop in early June has lead to a host of charges for an Oskaloosa man. According to court documents, on June 2, a...

Ottumwa Man Faces Charges of Domestic Assault, OWI, Child Endangerment

An Ottumwa man faces several charges after police say he fled the scene of a domestic assault that his children witnessed, drove while drunk,...

Ottumwa Accepting Healthy Neighbors Program Applications

The city of Ottumwa announced Monday that applications are open for a program that offers matching grants to homeowners who wish to undertake a...