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  • Patricia A. Rossow - Quad City TimesPatricia A. Rossow - Quad City Times

    Quad City TimesPatricia A. RossowQuad City TimesMOLINE - Patricia A. “Pat” Rossow, 86, of Moline, Illinois, formerly of Geneseo, Illinois, and Aiken, S.C., passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline. No public services will be held. Private inurnment will be in ...and more »

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  • LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayorLaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor…

    Ottumwa Courier / 59 min. ago
  • GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections.

    Ottumwa Courier / 1 h. 31 min. ago
  • Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO missionPalestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President…

    Ottumwa Courier / 1 h. 34 min. ago
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  • The Latest: Palestinian threat to cut communications with USThe Latest: Palestinian threat to cut communications with US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the status of the Palestinians' office in Washington (all times local):

    Ottumwa Courier / 2 h. 5 min. ago
  • The Latest: Cantrell declares victory in New OrleansThe Latest: Cantrell declares victory in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's mayoral election in New Orleans (all times local):

    Ottumwa Courier / 2 h. 43 min. ago
  • Sen. Flake says GOP is 'toast' if it follows Trump, MooreSen. Flake says GOP is 'toast' if it follows Trump, Moore

    PHOENIX (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying that the GOP is "toast" if it follows President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

    Ottumwa Courier / 3 h. 39 min. ago
  • Ann Wedgeworth, known for 'Three's Company' role, dies at 83Ann Wedgeworth, known for 'Three's Company' role, dies at 83

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on "Three's Company," has died at age 83.

    Ottumwa Courier / 3 h. 49 min. ago
  • Ohio candidate doesn't regret sexual conquest Facebook postOhio candidate doesn't regret sexual conquest Facebook post

    CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate said on Facebook that people should "lighten up" after deleting a previous post outlining his sexual history with women that drew widespread criticism for trivializing sexual harassment and…

    Ottumwa Courier / 4 h. 57 min. ago
  • Servicemen killed in WWII to finally be buried in CaliforniaServicemen killed in WWII to finally be buried in California

    MANTECA, Calif. (AP) — Two U.S. servicemen whose remains were identified more than six decades after they were killed overseas during World War II will finally get funerals in their California hometowns.

    Ottumwa Courier / 5 h. 42 min. ago
  • Adoptive families change children’s livesAdoptive families change children’s lives

    OTTUMWA — Court is not in session most Saturdays, but this time, the judge was in. He and Wapello County adoption officials hosted a celebration to give children in foster care permanent families.

    Ottumwa Courier / 6 h. 24 min. ago
  • The Latest: Ohio court justice apologizes for Facebook postThe Latest: Ohio court justice apologizes for Facebook post

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill's Facebook posts. (all times local):

    Ottumwa Courier / 7 h. 26 min. ago
  • Attorney: Ex-Oklahoma senator to plead to child sex chargeAttorney: Ex-Oklahoma senator to plead to child sex charge

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The attorney for a former state senator charged with producing and transporting child pornography says his client will plead guilty to one count of child sex trafficking in exchange for U.S. prosecutors dropping three other child…

    Ottumwa Courier / 7 h. 58 min. ago
  • Boston free speech rally draws supporters, protestersBoston free speech rally draws supporters, protesters

    BOSTON (AP) — A few dozen free speech advocates rallied peacefully Saturday on Boston Common but just like last summer's event, they were outnumbered by counterprotesters.

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  • Writers and Readers festival inspires spirited discussionWriters and Readers festival inspires spirited discussion

    A vigorous but friendly debate erupted in the middle of an author panel at the third annual Sterling Lord Writers and Readers Festival Friday morning, raising some intriguing literary questions. How historically accurate should historical fiction be? Where do you the draw the line between a fact-based documentary and a thrilling docudrama that may fudge a few facts for dramatic impact.

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  • State qualifiers return for OHS boys swim team - OttumwacourierState qualifiers return for OHS boys swim team - Ottumwacourier

    OttumwacourierState qualifiers return for OHS boys swim teamOttumwacourierSix new seniors are set to be part of a program that ended a five-year drought without qualifying for the Iowa High School State Swim Meet. Welcome in Dillon ... After qualifying with Keck in the 200-yard medley relay, Hammer and Weaton joined senior ...

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  • Sparky Claus to the rescue for cold kids - OttumwacourierSparky Claus to the rescue for cold kids - Ottumwacourier

    OttumwacourierSparky Claus to the rescue for cold kidsOttumwacourierWith help from an assistant, Sparky the Fire Dog poses for pictures Friday at the Ottumwa Fire Department central station. The fire department will start collecting toys and money for children's' coats. Or residents can go to a Sparky Tree and choose a ...

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  • Ottumwa Resident Sentenced for Scamming InsurersOttumwa Resident Sentenced for Scamming Insurers

    Cletus Abongwa Ngwa, 34, of Ottumwa, Iowa, was sentenced in United States District Court in Des Moines, Iowa on September 15, 2017, to an 18-month prison sentence with 3 years' supervised release and ordered to pay joint restitution in the amount of $260,043 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Ngwa, along with his co-conspirator Venancia Amora Rodriguez, 47, of Ottumwa, defrauded two private insurance companies by filing fraudulent foreign death claims for three of Rodriguez's family members who were alleged to have died in the Philippines.

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  • IHCC To Host Annual Art Faculty ExhibitionIHCC To Host Annual Art Faculty Exhibition

    The 2017 annual art faculty exhibition in the Art Gallery on the Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa campus will feature the art work of Lisa Fritz and Mark McWhorter. Lisa Fritz has taught at Indian Hills as an art professor since 1986.

    Ottumwa News / 1 d. 11 h. 8 min. ago
  • Iowa man sentenced for role in faking deaths for insuranceIowa man sentenced for role in faking deaths for insurance

    An Ottumwa man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role in helping a woman fakes the deaths of three of her family members to collect insurance payments. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Iowa's southern district says 34-year-old Cletus Abongwa Ngwa was sentenced in September and ordered to pay joint restitution of more than $260,000 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

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  • 5 things to do in southeast Iowa this weekend - Ottumwacourier5 things to do in southeast Iowa this weekend - Ottumwacourier

    5 things to do in southeast Iowa this weekendOttumwacourierWapello County Trails Council will host its annual Holiday Hike today from 5:30-8 p.m. Designated a great event to support the local trails and to see the unveiling of Ottumwa's Holiday Nights 'N Lights, the Holiday Hike has a small admission fee, and ...

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  • Ottumwa man sentenced in federal fraud case | News ... - OttumwacourierOttumwa man sentenced in federal fraud case | News ... - Ottumwacourier

    Ottumwa man sentenced in federal fraud case | News ...OttumwacourierOTTUMWA — An Ottumwa man will spend 18 months in federal prison after his sentencing in an insurance scam.and more »

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  • Iowa county donates AEDs to public sitesIowa county donates AEDs to public sites

    People at each location will be trained to use the devices, according to Wapello County Public Health director Lynelle Diers OTTUMWA, Iowa -Twelve Lifepak defibrillators will be distributed to the Wapello County sheriff's department and other county sites in an attempt to save more lives of heart attack victims. "We're making sure every deputy has one now," said Wapello County Public Health director Lynelle Diers.

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  • Iowa county donates AEDs to public sites - EMS1.comIowa county donates AEDs to public sites - EMS1.com

    Iowa county donates AEDs to public sitesEMS1.comOTTUMWA, Iowa —Twelve Lifepak defibrillators will be distributed to the Wapello County sheriff's department and other county sites in an attempt to save more lives of heart attack victims. "We're making sure every deputy has one now," said Wapello ...

    Google News / 2 d. 11 h. 54 min. ago
  • Iowa lags behind average harvest times - OttumwacourierIowa lags behind average harvest times - Ottumwacourier

    OttumwacourierIowa lags behind average harvest timesOttumwacourierOTTUMWA — Iowa needed some rain to improve the deficit, but also needed to finish harvest. The state got some of both last week. “Temperatures for the week as a whole averaged 8.7 degrees below normal. The only measurable precipitation for the week ...and more »

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  • Will Wapello County be designated Home Base? - OttumwacourierWill Wapello County be designated Home Base? - Ottumwacourier

    OttumwacourierWill Wapello County be designated Home Base?OttumwacourierHome Base Iowa has been bringing hundreds of skilled workers to businesses around the state. Ottumwa businesses haven't signed on yet, at least with the local coordinator. “Businesses tell me they need workers with those soft skills,” said Connie ...and more »

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  • Iowa State University gives farmers economic education - OttumwacourierIowa State University gives farmers economic education - Ottumwacourier

    Iowa State University gives farmers economic educationOttumwacourierOTTUMWA — Iowa State University agricultural specialists will be at Hotel Ottumwa for the Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Meeting on Dec. 7. Prices have stabilized and bottomed out for much in farm operations, but most are below break-even points.

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  • Jaron Purham inches closer to trial with appointment of attorneyJaron Purham inches closer to trial with appointment of attorney

    An Ottumwa public defender has been appointed to represent Jaron "Wikked West" Purham, one of two men accused of killing a Burlington High School student in March 2016. Allen L. Cook III accepted the appointment to represent the 25-year-old Purham, who is facing first-degree murder charges in the killing of Kedarie Johnson, a 16-year-old gender-fluid youth whose tortured and bullet riddled body was found in the late evening hours of March 2, 2016, dumped in an alley behind a residence on South Hill.

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  • First Christian; Faith UM; Lightning & Thunder; Crooked Creek; First UMCFirst Christian; Faith UM; Lightning & Thunder; Crooked Creek; First UMC

    Lightning & Thunder Ministry will have a healing revival with prophetic revivalist Richard Kessler, from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 17 at Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. For information about the healing revival, call Rose Kessler at 641-919-0416 or visit the website www.Lightningandthunder.org.

    Ottumwa News / 8 d. 12 h. 26 min. ago
  • 4-H judges training set for Nov. 114-H judges training set for Nov. 11

    From communications to home improvement, Iowa 4-H county fair judges and those considering being a 4-H judge will be trained from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Wapello County Extension Office in Ottumwa.

    Ottumwa News / 10 d. 15 h. 51 min. ago
  • Wapello County election results - OttumwacourierWapello County election results - Ottumwacourier

    Wapello County election resultsOttumwacourierWapello County election results. Nov 7, 2017 Updated Nov 7, 2017. OTTUMWA — Wapello County voters went to the polls Tuesday to select new municipal leaders. Here are the preliminary results from the Wapello County Auditor's office.

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  • Kidsymphony set SaturdayKidsymphony set Saturday

    The concerts will be in three locations: 11 a.m. at Bridge View Center in Ottumwa; 2 p.m. at Iowa Wesleyan University Chapel Auditorium in Mt. Pleasant; and 4:30 p.m. at Edward Stone Middle School Auditorium in Burlington.

    Ottumwa News / 11 d. 12 h. 46 min. ago
  • BaconTown Hits Ottumwa SaturdayBaconTown Hits Ottumwa Saturday

    When JBS purchased the pork processing facility in Ottumwa from Cargill in 2015, the future of KIIC's BaconTown was in doubt - but after just a 1-year hiatus, BaconTown is back and bigger than ever. KIIC created BaconTown to celebrate Ottumwa's claim to fame as the 2nd biggest bacon processing facility in the country.

    Ottumwa News / 11 d. 23 h. 59 min. ago
  • Open house set for IHCC refurbished libraryOpen house set for IHCC refurbished library

    The Indian Hills Community College Library on the Ottumwa campus will be hosting an open house to celebrate the grand opening of the newly refurbished space Nov. 13. The event will be 3-4:30 p.m. and will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with presentations from IHCC President Marlene Sprouse and Vice President Matt Thompson at approximately 3:15 p.m. The library moved into what was formerly the chapel on the Ottumwa Heights campus in 1984, and the facility had not gone through any major renovations for more than 30 years.

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  • Iowa trial set for handler whose dogs died in in hot vehicleIowa trial set for handler whose dogs died in in hot vehicle

    A trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 21 for a dog handler accused of leaving four animals in a hot vehicle outside an Iowa dog show, killing three. Police say two were found dead July 8 outside the American Kennel Club All Breeds Dog Show in Ottumwa.

    Ottumwa News / 16 d. 9 h. 18 min. ago
  • Fairfield Area Weighted BlanketsFairfield Area Weighted Blankets

    A Fairfield group making weighted blankets to benefit area children and adults with special needs is now working under the name "Fairfield Area Weighted Blankets." The group will discontinue using references to "Sharing The Weight" so as not to create confusion with the nonprofit group based in Ottumwa.

    Ottumwa News / 16 d. 13 h. 53 min. ago
  • IHCC concert setIHCC concert set

    The Indian Hills Community College choral department presenst its fall concert, "It's Elemental," at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. John Auditorium on the Ottumwa campus. The songs will follow the theme of earth, air, fire, and water, and will be performed by the Indian Hills Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Tono Bella Women's Choir, Men's Choir, and soloists.

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