Evans FIRE AND ICE Returning
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 07:16
Middle School Student Council will host their annual Fire and Ice Ice Cream Social at Ottumwa's North Fire Station on
Tuesday, May 6 from 4-7 p.m. Money raised will be used to purchase smoke
detectors for families in Wapello County. The event is sponsored by Hy-Vee, the
Ottumwa Fire Department, and Evans Middle School. Tickets may be purchased from
a student council member or at the event. Tickets are $3 for one bowl or 2 bowls
for $5. Students hope to raise $1,000 this year.
Ottumwa firemen will
provide tours of the fire station. The Blank Children's Hospital Fire Safety
House will also be at the event this year. This safety house will teach
children important aspects of fire safety through hands on learning.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 07:13
Indian Hills Community College to present “Macbeth”
OTTUMWA --- One of Shakespeare’s darkest tragedies, the Scottish
play “Macbeth,” will be performed on the Indian Hills Community
College stage on Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, at 7:30 p.m.
in St. John Auditorium. Admission is free, but patrons are encouraged
to reserve their seats in advance by calling (641) 683-5144.
“Macbeth” is Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, and
tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives
a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of
Scotland. Manipulated by his wife and the ethereal Hecate, Macbeth murders
King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He is then wracked with
guilt because of his actions, and is forced to become a tyrannical ruler.
The play ensues with Macbeth committing murder after murder to protect
his family. A civil war against Macbeth takes Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
into the realms of arrogance, madness and death.
Playing the title role of Macbeth is Mason Ferguson
of Wayland and Lady Macbeth is played by Molly Overturf from Ottumwa.
Macbeth’s enemy is Macduff, played by Tyler Breeding from Fairfield. Arlina Miller of Des Moines
is Lady Macduff. King Duncan is played by Gage De La Cruz from Oskaloosa.
Lucas Clark and Elizabeth Pickens, both from Ottumwa, are Duncan’s
sons. The evil Hecate is Andrew Kecy of Knoxville and his three dark
witches are Nicole Giberson from Packwood, Colleen Hunkele of Chariton
and Hailey Haring from Cambria.
The ensemble of the play includes: Gabrielle Wells
of Albia; Sara Deaton of Bloomfield; Aaryn Frazier of Blue Earth, Minn.;
Hannah Parker of Columbus Junction; Trey McIntosh of Des Moines; Tanner
Benson Six of Knoxville; Lee Brookhart of LeClaire; Stevie Wallace of
Norwalk; Ethan Goetz of Oskaloosa and Parker Anderson and Larissa Mincks,
both of Ottumwa.
The play is directed by Indian Hills Theatre Professors Ronelle Willadsen and Dr. Jennifer Boyenga.
OHS Bulldog Cafe Open Thursday
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 07:12
The OHS Bulldog Café will serve
lunch on Thursday, April 17. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve at
11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and noon. The menu will include parmesan baked pasta
with or without chicken, crescent roll, salad, lemon blueberry cupcakes, and a beverage for
$6. Meals are available for delivery for an additional $.50 per meal, without
students in the Culinary Entrepreneurial Opportunities class are involved in
all aspects of operating the cafe. Reservations are required. To make a
reservation, call 683-4444 x 1212 oremaildebb.kent@ottumwaschools.
com. All proceeds support the program.
City Street Work Tomorrow
Monday, 14 April 2014 09:36
Motorists and neighborhood residents are being advised that Marion
Street, from Fifth Street to Court, will be closed to all traffic on Tuesday,
April 15, weather permitting, for a water main project. All traffic will need
to take other routes. This project should be complete by the end of the day.
City of Ottumwa Street Work
Monday, 14 April 2014 09:34
Quincy Avenue Closing For Street Project
The North Quincy Avenue Reconstruction Project is scheduled to resume
Monday April 14. Quincy will be closed to all traffic north of Theater
Drive. Access to Pizza Hut, Sherwin Williams and Ottumwa 8 Theaters will be
available at all times during the construction. There will be no through
traffic to or from Blackhawk Road and rural areas; those drivers will need to
use alternate routes to access Highway 34. The final stage of the project
includes storm sewer installation and pavement widening. Drivers should plan
ahead for delays and expect work zone driving conditions on North Quincy
City of Ottumwa Street Work
Monday, 14 April 2014 09:33
Court Street Project Resumes Ottumwa, Iowa
– Work on the second phase of the East Court Street reconstruction
project will resume on Monday, April 14. This will continue the full depth
street reconstruction, storm sewer and sanitary sewer installation from the
crest of Court hill to the intersection with Green Street. During this
project, that section of East Court will be closed to all traffic. Residents
will need to make use of adjacent streets and alleys to access their homes.
Annual TENCO Awards Banquet Results
Monday, 14 April 2014 09:31
A crowd of nearly 250 people attended the Annual Tenco Awards Banquet
on Friday evening at the Ottumwa High School cafeteria. This event
honors selected businesses and industry, civic organizations, benefactors,
Tenco staff and Tenco individuals served.
Attendees were entertained by juggler Scott Baird, as well as an outstanding
musical group including Miriam Kenning, Kyle Roemerman, Sydney Maxwell,
Brenda Hinebaugh, and Dennis Willhoit who performed a medley of songs
with an Iowa theme. Dinner was prepared by Hy-Vee North and served
by the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
Honorees receiving awards from Tenco Executive Director Benjamin Wright
Tenco Individuals Served Awards:
Top Effort Award: recognizes individuals for achievements in the
areas of personal growth, skill development and movement toward independence.
(Top Effort Awards Recipients: Dakota Gordon, Michael Crossett, Richard
Hotz, Nancy Jameson)
Mitzi Martin Award: is presented to individuals who have overcome
adversity and are an example to all of us that hard work and determination
does indeed lead to personal success. (Mitzi Martin Award
Recipients: Beverly Rice, Jennifer Droz, Charlie Miller, Tim Svejda)
Supported Employment Award: recognizes individuals who are successful in transitioning
to employment within the community. (Supported Employment
Award Recipient: Jeremy Aldridge)
Independence Award: recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding
growth in socialization and becoming more independent in their living
situation. (Independence Award Recipients: Jill Jones,
Laura Nichols, Alicia Dossey)
Tenco Staff Awards:
Fidelity Award -for the reliability, devotion and loyalty portrayed to the community, the
individuals Tenco serves and other staff members. (Fidelity Award
Recipients: Lori Lahvic, Annie Thornburg)
Image Award - for the outstanding reflection and vision portrayed to the community, the individuals Tenco serves and other
staff members. (Image Award Recipents: Miranda Tucker,
Allegiance Award - for the loyalty, commitment and faithfulness portrayed to the community, the individuals Tenco serves and other
staff members. (Allegiance Award Recipients:
Carrol Franklin, Dixie Merritt)
Employer of the Year: South HyVee
Business Partner of the Year: Nypro,
Inc. (Mt. Pleasant), The Sky Factory (Fairfield)
Community Service: Knights of Columbus Council #888
Visionary Award: John Deere Ottumwa Works
Exemplar Award: Dr. David and Sheryl North
Tenco is a non-profit local corporation currently serving nearly 200
people with disabilities. Founded in 1965, Tenco will soon be
celebrating 50 years of service to the people of southern Iowa and throughout
our state. To carry out its good work, Tenco has vocational centers
in Ottumwa and Fairfield and also provides residential services in Ottumwa,
Fairfield, and Keosauqua. Bob Morrissey, Tenco Marketing & Development
Friday, 11 April 2014 05:40
WATER SUMMARY UPDATE SHOWS DRY CONDITIONS PERSIST
Overall, dry conditions persist for most of Iowa.
Precipitation average for the past two weeks has been 0.76 inch — a half
inch less than normal.
continuing drought is reflected in the change of stream flows across
the majority of the state. The lowest conditions are in the Raccoon and
Des Moines river basins, which have less than 10 percent of normal
groundwater levels are lower in southwest, west central and south
central Iowa. Adequate spring rainfall will be critical to recharge the
alluvial and shallow bedrock aquifers.
Conditions are close to normal for northeast Iowa, which had near normal rainfall during the past two weeks.
For a more thorough review of Iowa’s water resource trends March 27 through April 9, go to http://www.iowadnr.gov/
report is prepared by the technical staff from the Iowa DNR, the Iowa
Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, IIHR—Hydroscience and
Engineering and the U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with The
Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.
Easter Egg Roll at Gothic House
Friday, 11 April 2014 05:39
Easter Egg Roll at
“our White House” to be held April 19
GATE and the American Gothic House Center invite
the public to attend the Easter Egg Roll at “our White House” on Saturday,
April 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the American Gothic House Center.
The event will begin with an Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m.
followed by an afternoon of crafts and activities. Just like the annual
event at the “official” White House, children will roll eggs across the lawn.
Children will have the opportunity to make bunny ears and take pictures in
front of “our White House” with the Easter Bunny. Families in attendance will
receive a special commemorative egg and photograph in front of the American Gothic House with
the Easter Bunny. Admission to the event is free.
For more information contact Holly Berg at 641-652-3352 or
Evans 5th Grade Orientation
Friday, 11 April 2014 05:37
Evans Middle School will host at Fifth Grade Parent Orientation
Night on Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Evans auditorium.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide fifth grade
parents and students with general information, including scheduling, policies,
and procedures for sixth grade students. Parents and students will also have an
opportunity to meet with teachers, counselors, and principals as well as take a
tour of Evans.
For more information, contact Evans Middle School at641-684-6511.