Stephyne Reneae Stewart
OTTUMWA – An early-morning altercation resulted in the arrest of one woman and the hospitalization of a juvenile male. On Sunday, December 8, 2013, at approximately 12:10 a.m. Ottumwa Police Officers responded to a stabbing at 209 West Fifth Street. Upon arrival, officers found a 16-year-old male with a single stab wound to the abdomen.
“We had two groups of people who had been arguing over a period of time and on that particular evening they had engaged in an argument over the telephone. That argument subsequently led to one group of people going and locating the other people involved,” said Lt. Jason Bell. (Read More)
OTTUMWA – A 33-year-old male was stabbed twice in his torso and alleges it was his roommate that inflicted the wounds. The victim, Kokou Tounou was stabbed in his home at 508 N. Ash on Friday afternoon. Witnesses at the residence then drove Tounou to Ottumwa Regional Health Center for treatment. Once the emergency room determined Tounou was suffering from stab wounds, they contacted the Ottumwa Police Department. Lieutenant Jason Bell told The Post that the victim identified his roommate, 30-year-old Amevi Nsougan, as his attacker. (Read More)
12/8 4:40PM: Juvenile 16, 226 Paris, Person Under Legal Age, Theft 5th Degree
12/8 4:14AM: Stewart, Stephyne Reneae 25, 2110 East Main Street, Willful Injury (Read More)
OTTUMWA – Ray Maurice Johnson, 84, formerly of 18890 Highway 34, died December 7, 2013 at The Haven in Ottumwa.
He was born December 7, 1929 in Osgood, MO to Ray M. and Maebel McCracken Johnson. He married Claire Yvonne Childs July 5, 1953. She preceded him in death on August 11, 2013. (Read More)
OTTUMWA – The City of Ottumwa Planning and Development Department is accepting applications for property tax abatement under two different programs. Both programs were designed to encourage improvements and new development by reducing the additional taxes assessed on the improvement. The City provides an incentive for new construction and property improvements by reducing the additional new taxes on the improvements through these programs. (Read More)
OTTUMWA- R. Max Sigman 87, of 745 Grace St. died 1:45 p.m. December 6, 2013 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
He was born July 5, 1926 in Ottumwa to George and Pearl Cox Sigman. He married Joanne Chisman January 11, 1952.
A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1944, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an employee of John Deere Ottumwa Works for thirty-nine and half years, retiring in 1983. (Read More)
AGENCY- Freda N. Cassill, 77, of Agency, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 10:50 a.m. December 6, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
She was born November 23, 1936 to Fred and Norine Myers. She married Ronald “Smokey” Cassill on November 24, 1956. (Read More)
OTTUMWA-Rosella Pearl Townsend, 83, of 309 Mer Rouge, died at 7:17 p.m. December 8, 2013 at home.
She was born February 26, 1930 in Ottumwa to Charles and Delta Coleman Clawson. She married Carl Foy Townsend on April 6, 1949.
Rosella was a 1948 graduate of Ottumwa High School. (Read More)
OTTUMWA – Monday is the last day to buy tickets for the Ottumwa Symphony Ball. The theme of this year’s ball is, “It’s a Blues Christmas.” Blues musician Brian “Taz” Grant, who has been features in programs on IPTV, will serenade the crowd during hors d'oeuvres and dinner and will later accompany the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra during the dancing portion of the evening.
The event takes place at the Bridge View Center on December 14 with hors d’oeuvres beginning at 6 p.m., dinner at 8 p.m. and dancing at 9 p.m. Bridge View’s Chef Ernie Vega along with Chef Alex Beltran and the IHCC Culinary Arts program will crated a gourmet experience. (Read More)
Ottumwan: Jewels Hammelman
Call her peaches, sweet cakes or kitten at your peril.
Jewels Hammelman is a mixed martial arts fighter (MMA) from Ottumwa and is undefeated. “I have always wanted to be a boxer and wrestling always interested me,” Jewels said.
How did she become interested in MMA? “I had a friend who was training for a local one-time grudge match and she asked me if I would help her at the gym because there were only guys.” At the time, Jewels knew little about the sport (MMA), but she was confident of her athletic ability so she helped her friend train. “That day I was hooked.” (Read More)
12/6 4:06AM: Snow, Jason Wayne 31, 615 South Ransom Street, Public Intoxication, Burglary 2nd Degree
12/5: 8:28PM: Barndt, Damian Wayne 35, 918 Grant, Domestic Abuse (Read More)
BLOOMFIELD: Genevieve Black, 96, of Bloomfield, Iowa died December 5, 2013 at Davis County Hospital Long Term Care. She was born February 20, 1917 in Davis County, Iowa to Warren Lester and Rheua McClurg Johnson. She married Percy Jervis Black March 19, 1937 in Davis County. (Read More)