News

Grocery open: For how long?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Owner fears loss in African population By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — A new grocery is expanding the tastes available for residents of Wapello County. For...
Buildings that need the most renovation

Saturday, November 18, 2017

MARK NEWMAN Ottumwa Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — In less than two weeks, four addresses have changed owners in a single block. The hope is to continue...
Many Cultures, One Workforce

Monday, November 13, 2017

On an average day, the workers at JBS Pork in Ottumwa, Iowa process 20,500 hogs. Their hard work feeds 80 million people each week in...
O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, November 2017

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

OEDC is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining business and industry, assisting in the development...
Better Block

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Visit Downtown Tonight to see Ottumwa’s potential Temporary changes are like a dress rehearsal for improvements By MARK NEWMAN Ottumwa Courier staff writer This evening around 5 p.m.,...
Store will be a third larger than before

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

By MARK NEWMAN Ottumwa Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — Beginning 9 a.m. Friday, ALDI will offer grocery shoppers a fresh experience as it officially reopens its Ottumwa...
O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, October 2017

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

OEDC is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining business and industry, assisting in the development...
Legacy Youth Alliance

Monday, October 02, 2017

By WINONA WHITAKER Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — The newest Legacy grant committee will accept applications for its first grants beginning Saturday. The first grant cycle for the Legacy Youth...
City struggles with placarded buildings

Monday, October 02, 2017

  RAZE? REHAB?  City struggles with placarded buildingsMore than 150 properties on list By MATT MILNER Managing Editor The popular image of a placarded home in Ottumwa is a rental....
Manson: No student is ‘illegal’

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

District votes to protect DACA kids, their info By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — Regardless of where they were born, or what language they speak, or...
Reality show zooms into town

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Leaders: Make city look good on Fireball run By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — Having rally cars race though Wapello County is interesting, and having a...
Public Safety

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

By MATT MILNER Managing Editor OTTUMWA — Firefighters, police officers and their supporters packed the Ottumwa council chambers for the second time in less than a month...
IHCC expands health services

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

New provider allows more patients to be seen on campus By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — Providing medical services for more than 4,000 students and hundreds...
Survey results guide design

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — After asking hundreds of people what they’d like to see downtown, planners are getting a picture of what our...
Loebsack visits Ottumwa Tuesday

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Rep. Dave Loebsack will be in Ottumwa Tuesday for a pair of business-focused visits as part of this “Iowa First” tour. Loebsack’s first stop is at...
Planner wants you out for a stroll

Friday, August 25, 2017

Urban bike trail improvement goal: no headaches By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — To go from one place in Ottumwa to the next shouldn’t always need...
Investor is eyeing new concept for old St. Joe’s

Friday, August 25, 2017

Blackbird concept involves taking down structure By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — An investor’s original idea to turn the old St. Joseph’s Hospital into high quality...
Record number of businesses open in 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — The community may have lost some big stores, but the smaller, locally owned businesses have quietly increased. It’s the...
Owners confident about mall

Monday, August 21, 2017

New Jersey realtors see interest in available spaces By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — Though specifics won’t be released until contracts are signed, the Quincy Place...
New Ottumwa tourism director named

Thursday, August 10, 2017

OTTUMWA — Under the past leadership of Mark Eckman and Abby Kisling, the Greater Ottumwa Convention and Visitors Bureau has become a major player in...
ROARING GOOD TIME

Friday, August 04, 2017

New putt-putt business already starting to draw families By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — If you really focus on your next putt, you’ll barely notice the...
Big-ticket projects dominate council

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Infrastructure projects planned By MATT MILNER Managing Editor OTTUMWA — Another light agenda allowed the city council to sprint through its Tuesday meeting, but some big-ticket projects led...
ALDI will close for part of remodel

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Temporary shutdown won’t start until end of the month By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer OTTUMWA — Loyal customers of ALDI grocery store should stock up or be...
O’Town O’ptomist Economic News, August 2017

Thursday, August 03, 2017

OEDC is committed to promoting the overall economic health of Ottumwa and Wapello County by expanding and retaining business and industry, assisting in the development...
More stores wanted in Eldon

Friday, July 28, 2017

Could spend $10M per year if places to shop By MARK NEWMAN Courier staff writer ELDON — Business gurus have lots of advice, but one of the most...
Airport receives major grant

Sunday, July 09, 2017

OTTUMWA — The city is getting a big piece of the puzzle for airport upgrades with a $400,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The grant,...
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