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Ottumwa

(ŏtŭm`wə, ō–), city (1990 pop. 24,488), seat of Wapello co., SE Iowa, on both banks of the Des Moines River, in a farm and coal area; inc. 1851. A commercial and industrial center, Ottumwa's economy is based on its meatpacking plant and a farm machinery industry. In the center of the city is a park developed from a reclaimed river bottom.
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The purpose of the project is to eliminate combined sewer overflows and basement backups for residents on the south side of the Des Moines River in Ottumwa.
In Methland's most illuminating scene, Lori Arnold emerges from serving a nine-year prison term to find that the meth economy she built in Ottumwa has been completely transformed, her own product supplanted by a purer variety shipped in bulk from California and Mexico.
The founders of Moms Off Meth were Judy Murphy, now a meth specialist with the Iowa Department of Human Services, and Cheryl Brown, director of the Crisis Center & Women's Shelter in Ottumwa.
Finding your way through the federal bureaucracy is never easy, and it's certainly a big difference from what I see day to day in Ottumwa," Milner, 31, says.
Jon's long-time pilot recalled a number of occasions when he and Jon would fly to see a customer, receive a down payment on a piece of equipment and then fly back to Ottumwa before the bank closed in order to make a deposit to make payroll.
The Ottumwa Transit Authority, which provides bus service in Ottumwa, IA, and the surrounding 10-county area, installed a four-tower, 150-megahertz radio system to provide communications for its automatic vehicle-location system and mobile-data terminals.
Several thousand tons of baled switchgrass are stockpiled for testing near Alliant Energy's Ottumwa Generating Station, where, if all goes well, the grass will replace a portion of the coal normally burned there.
Brooks has left Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa, and moved back to his hometown of Portland, Ore.
When supervising student teachers and cooperating teachers in the public schools, I became very interested in programed reading, using a basal text, in the Ottumwa, Iowa Public Schools, during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
And suppose some hacker gets into the works and decides to ship 50 kazillion comforter sets to Kmart store #803 in Ottumwa, Iowa?
s pork processing plant in Ottumwa, IA, approved a new 4-year contract.