Rick Springfield Will Headline Ottumwa RAGBRAI® Stop

OTTUMWA, IOWA (MARCH 31, 2016) – The Ottumwa RAGBRAI® Entertainment Committee has announced that nationally recognized recording artist, Rick Springfield, will be headlining this summer’s overnight stop in Ottumwa. The committee made the announcement during the Ottumwa RAGBRAI® kickoff party on the evening of March 31 at the Bridge View Center. Over the past three…

Help Preserve the Iowa State Fairgrounds with the Corndog Checkoff

DES MOINES, IA (02/03/2016)(readMedia)– There are thousands of things to love about the Iowa State Fair. From funnel cakes, ferris wheels, food on a stick, to premier livestock events, expansive art exhibits, and the country’s largest state fair food department, the Iowa State Fair has something to offer everyone. This year, Iowans can express their…

K-Mart in Ottumwa to close April 2016

The Kmart store at 1131 N. Quincy Ave in Ottumwa will close to the public in mid-April. Until then, the store will remain open for customers.  The store will begin its liquidation sale on January 24. Store closures are part of a series of actions we’re taking to reduce on-going expenses, adjust our asset base, and…

High School Wrestler Dies After Collapsing During Match in Spencer

A beloved student and well-known athlete passed away after competing at the Spencer Invitational wrestling tournament in Iowa, A community in mourning.  Austin Roberts passed away Saturday night. Spencer community school officials say the high school senior “collapsed on the wrestling mat” and was then taken to Spencer Hospital, where he passed away. Superintendent of the…