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OEDC Announces New Executive Director

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Ottumwa, Iowa – Today the Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation (OEDC) announced the selection of Sharon Stroh as the new Executive Director. “Sharon Stroh will be a great asset to the Ottumwa community and we are confident she will hit the ground running,” said Greg Gardner, President of the Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation. “We are excited to…

Ottumwa Schools – Raiders Compete in Red Dragon

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OTTUMWA— The Ottumwa High School Bulldog Battalion JROTC Raider Team traveled to Wentworth Military Academy recently for the Red Dragon Raider Challenge.  The Raiders competed in the Army Physical Fitness Test, the 10K Road March, One-rope Bridge, Poncho Raft Obstacle Course, Cross Country Litter Carry, the Raider Onslaught, and the Dirty Name Challenge.   The…

17th Annual OHS Spaghetti Dinner April 9th

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OTTUMWA— The Ottumwa “A” Club and Hy-Vee will host the 17th Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Wednesday, April 9 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the OHS cafeteria. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and a beverage for $5. Dine in or carry out is available. Tickets are available at the door or by calling Paula at…

Iowa State Fair Grandstand Tickets on Sale April 12

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Tickets for the much-anticipated Iowa State Fair Grandstand shows will go on sale Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets. The 2014 line-up is presented by U.S. Cellular. This year’s line-up includes an array of performers including multi-platinum rock veterans Foreigner and Styx, alternative hard rock artists Chevelle and Halestorm and seven-time…

Wapello County event submissions sought for summer brochure

Ottumwa Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Event submissions are being sought for inclusion in a brochure featuring activities occurring from June 1 through August 31, 2014 within Wapello County. The listings are free and will be included in the brochure titled the Explore Ottumwa Event Calendar Summer 2014. Three thousand five hundred brochures will be printed and distributed both locally and…

Decorate Your Own Statue for the Iowa State Fair

Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair will celebrate Iowa pride with a limited number of 3 ¼ foot tall painted Iowa-shaped statues on display throughout the grounds during the 2014 Fair, August 7-17. Individuals, clubs and companies are invited to submit their own designs for these sculptures by May 15. To enter, submit an entry form along…

Third Ottumwa legislative forum to be held April 5th

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Ottumwa, Iowa – March 27, 2014  –  The League of Women Voters of Ottumwa invites area residents to its third and final legislative forum of the session on April 5 at Bridge View Center.   The forums are designed to provide an opportunity for citizens to ask questions of the state legislators representing parts of…

Learn about Great Depression

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Eldon— The American Gothic House Center’s newest exhibit “Grant Wood and the American Associated Artists” will open on Friday, April 4 with a reception the same evening from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit discusses artwork Grant Wood created through the American Associated Artists program.  The organization began in 1933 as a means to create art the…

Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year Applications due May 1st

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Applications are now being accepted for 2014 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year. Applications are open to residents from any of the following counties in northeast Missouri: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Randolph, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, or Sullivan. The individual receiving this award must have made a significant…

Spring Forward Gardening Workshop April 5 In Moberly

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The Spring Forward Gardening workshop will be held this year at Moberly High School on April 5 from 9:30-3:30. Registration check-in will be from 9-9:30 a.m. with an opportunity to visit display tables with information on rain gardens/rain barrels, lasagna gardening, herbs, beekeeping, square foot gardening and hummingbirds and butterflies. The first session will begin…