Oskaloosa Firefighters Extinguish Multiple Fires

Oskaloosa firefighters responded to a pair of calls after 3:30 pm Wednesday. First, they were called to the scene of a grass fire on Plymouth Avenue. The fire burned approximately 10 acres, and firefighters were…

Bird Flu Confirmed In Iowa Turkey Flock

A bird-flu strain that has already hit numerous turkey farms in the Midwest has been found in a turkey flock in northwest Iowa. An Iowa Department of Agriculture spokesman says Tuesday the H5N2 strain of…

Osky Skate Park Gets A Makeover

The skate park at the Oskaloosa Urban Park received a mini-makeover Sunday afternoon when local and visiting riders picked up brushes and cleaned up the gazebo area. Local users Dawson Darrland, Tyler Smith, Andrew Silvers,…

Oskaloosa School Board Approvals

Oskaloosa school board members approved the certified budget for the 2015-16 school year at their meeting Monday night. Superintendent Russ Reiter said the legislature is still a long way from establishing a percentage of supplemental…

Fairfield is a certified Blue Zones Community

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY), and Blue Zones, LLC, today announced that Fairfield, Iowa, has been named a certified Blue Zones Community®. Certification recognizes Fairfield’s community transformation through successful implementation of…

Iowa Fire Marshall lifts burning ban

The State Fire Marshall’s office has lifted the burning ban for all of Wapello County, including Ottumwa. The ban on open burning was issued on March 24th due to very dry conditions. City residents are…

Traffic Accident In Ottumwa

On April 8, 2015 at 4:16 pm, the Ottumwa Police Department received a report of a traffic accident at the intersection of Hwy 63 and Rabbit Run Road (Mary Street) in Ottumwa. A vehicle driven…


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