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Ottumwa City News

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:44:50 GMT

We won't scare you — much  -  Ottumwacourier
OTTUMWA —It could be an eerie mystery for all time: Was the young girl giving a compliment or a complaint when she said the haunted barn tour didn't frighten her? "It was cool," she said. "It just wasn't scary." Or perhaps she was feeling a sense of ...
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:41:01 GMT

Farming the old fashioned way  -  Ottumwacourier
OTTUMWA — These collectibles are getting some hard use; and that's what's going to lengthen their lives, say the owners. Poppin' Johnnies of S.E. Iowa had their Antique Harvest and Plowing Days over the weekend. The Ottumwa-based vintage tractor club ...
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:49:57 GMT

Students ditching district trigger response  -  Ottumwacourier
OTTUMWA — For every 10 kids in Ottumwa schools, one has decided to go elsewhere for their education. That gets expensive for the home district. Parents who work near another district, or like a smaller school or find Ottumwa below par in some way can ...
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:21:39 GMT

Take Five: Iowa City West, West Branch headed to the playoffs  -  Iowa City Press Citizen
West's regular-season finale against Ottumwa was essentially a formality. Everyone not on the football field knew West would win, it was just a question of how convincingly it would win. The answer? Very. Devontae Lane scored five touchdowns in the ...
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:03:14 GMT

West ends Ottumwa's winless season  -  Ottumwacourier
Ottumwa's Dennis Kurtz (1) makes a solo tackle during prep football action for the Bulldogs as teammate Joey Mitchell (44) comes in to help out on the stop. The Bulldogs traveled to Iowa City West with nothing but pride to play for in their final game ...
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:58:15 GMT

Iowa City West cruises past Ottumwa, makes playoffs  -  Iowa City Press Citizen
Behind five touchdowns from Devontae Lane, Iowa City West throttled Ottumwa 63-14 to finish the regular season 7-2. More importantly, the win plus Cedar Rapids Prairie's 40-28 win over Cedar Rapids Kennedy gives West Class 4A District 8's No. 2 playoff ...
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:56:15 GMT

Iowa City West blows out Ottumwa, clinches playoff spot  -  The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
The Trojan senior certainly got the last word, accounting for five touchdowns, 79 rushing yards and two interceptions in a 63-14 win over Ottumwa. With the win and Prairie's 40-28 victory over Kennedy, West wrapped up second place in the district and a ...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:15:16 GMT
Brief: School board to meet about Schafer  -  Ottumwacourier
OTTUMWA — Someone has to build a renovated portion of Schafer Stadium — and someone has to pay for it. How that will work is up for discussion at the next Ottumwa school board meeting. The 6 p.m. Monday meeting of the board will take place in the ...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:01:14 GMT

Jefferson Street Viaduct Closed Tuesday, October 25th  -  Ottumwa Post
OTTUMWA-Motorists are advised that the Jefferson Street Viaduct will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, October 25 for routine fall maintenance. The City's Public Works Department will be applying linseed oil on the Viaduct roadway, repairing a traffic ...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:57:22 GMT
Gothic House changes dominate agenda  -  Ottumwacourier
OTTUMWA — Wapello County supervisors are set to approve several changes in employment within the county at its regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the third-floor boardroom of the courthouse. American Gothic House in Eldon is in transition. Former ...