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July 16, 2012 by Melinda Nickel Wainwright (Register to contact)

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Class of 1977 35th Class Reunion
June 7, 2012 by Melinda Nickel (Send Melinda Nickel a message)

OHS CLASS of 1977...SAVE THE DATES of Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th for our 35th OHS Reunion!!! We are finalizing the details and will get the Invitation and Reservation Form out next week! Please continue to send email addresses for yourself and for our classmates to ***** We are sending out the Invitation via email so please let us know if you prefer a hard copy mailed invitation and include your mailing address! Hope to see you there!

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OHS Holds Bulldog Block Party  KYOU

By: PAT BRINK. (Ottumwa, IA) – A block party was held at Ottumwa High School to celebrate seniors and their families, as they prepare for one final school year.

Ottumwa's own Chris Ash returns to Iowa to face Hawkeyes as Rutgers' head coach  Hawk Central

The hard-working native of Ottumwa has risen through the coaching ranks and will guide the Scarlet Knights during their first appearance in Iowa City.

New Resource Officers Taking Over at Ottumwa School District  KYOU

By: CHASE SCHEUER. (Ottumwa, IA) – There will be some new faces at Ottumwa School District when classes start on August 23rd, as two men transition into ...

Ottumwa Renames Pool After Longtime Coach  KYOU

By: PAT BRINK: (Ottumwa, IA) – Ottumwa City Council honored a longtime teacher and swimming coach at the council meeting on August 20th. Mike McWilliams ...

OHS finds new principal | News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa High School has found its new principal for the 2019-2020 school year.

OHS goes 1:1 with tech | News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa High School students will be issued more than textbooks and class syllabi when they return to school next month. Beginning next week ...

New teachers participate in welcoming workshop | Local News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Going back to school can be exciting and nerve-wracking for students. It can be the same for the 29 new teachers and long time educators, too.

Ottumwa football camp goes prime time | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Brian Goodvin just wanted to give Ottumwa youth football players a taste of what it feels like to play under the lights at Schafer Stadium.

Prep football: Goodvin takes reins of Ottumwa's program  Ottumwacourier

As a former player and longtime assistant coach, Brian Goodvin has had a pretty good vantage point of the Ottumwa High School football team's past, as well as ...

Ottumwa girls earn first state track title | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

DES MOINES — It might take a little while for Carollin Mellin, Meghan Coulter, Alli and Grace Bookin-Nosbisch to grasp what they accomplished on Thursday at ...

Ottumwa seniors sign with IHCC cheerleading | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — There's a certain trend in sports that some teams follow.

District shuffles principal duties | News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Several buildings in the Ottumwa school district will see different faces leading the way in 2019-20.

Bulldog wrinkles spoil BHS opener  Burlington Hawk Eye

It may have been the Bulldogs' new wrinkles that bothered the Grayhounds the most.Despite a fumbling start by both teams, Ottumwa High School cruised to a ...

Prep softball: Bulldogs arrive in Fort Dodge | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

FORT DODGE — Opinions varied on Monday evening.

Ottumwa district honors 2019 retirees | News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa School District honored more than 400 years of *service* Wednesday afternoon.

Administration changed in Ottumwa School District  KYOU

(Ottumwa, IA.) – The Ottumwa School District announced Tuesday afternoon that there will be some shuffling of administration positions in the upcoming school ...

Ottumwa High School and boys' basketball coach Ken Hutchinson resigns

OTTUMWA, Iowa — Ottumwa High School and boys' basketball head coach Ken Hutchinson parted ways this week. In a statement issued by the district Friday, ...

Girls soccer: No. 2 Jaguars blow out Ottumwa | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — About 22 minutes in, Ottumwa High School girls soccer coach Whitney Reber went to the bench.

Prep softball: No. 6 Ottumwa completes perfect homestand | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Career milestones and no-hitters. Kacy Nickerson has experienced it all over the past three days at Huston Field. Two days after hitting her first ...

Ottumwa archers set sights on State Games | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — From state titles to the Best in the Midwest.

Girls golf: Bradford earns medalist honors | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

MOUNT PLEASANT — The favorable ruling on the fourth hole. The double bogey by a playing partner on the final hole.

Here's what Ottumwa is looking for in a principal  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — If the school district gets its way, the next principal of Ottumwa High School will have at least three years in the classroom to go along with ...

Hartz: "We need to get back to being Ottumwa tough"  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa tough. When it comes to leading the Ottumwa High School boys basketball program back to the successful heights the program ...

OHS wrestlers return to roots competing in wood gym  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Eric Griffiths can still recall what it was like competing inside the Ottumwa High School gymnasium as a member of the Bulldog wrestling team.

Prep softball: Bulldogs turn focus to top-ranked state test  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Bulldogs were not focused on helping their legendary head coach make state tournament history on Tuesday.

Search begins for new Ottumwa football coach | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

The Ottumwa High School football team won more games this season than it had in four years.

Prep baseball: Ottumwa takes two at Hoover | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

DES MOINES — Trae Swartz had two hits and scored two runs during an eight-run rally in the fifth inning of a come-from-behind CIML Metro conference road ...

Prep softball: Powerhouse programs, former players highlight Ottumwa Classic  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — When it comes to the weather and the annual Ottumwa Classic, it's all or nothing.

School board vacancy isn't first in recent years  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa school board has a vacancy with the departure of Bill Allen. What, though, does that mean? And what are the next steps?

Ottumwa archers take aim at nationals | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa archers recently competed at the 2019 Iowa State NASP Bullseye and 3D Tournaments in Des Moines.

Ottumwa girls, boys head back outdoors preparing on new home track  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — From the lagoon to the Des Moines River levee. From the hallways to the Wood Gym track at Ottumwa High School.

Greiner, Vasconez named Ottumwa's top senior athletes | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Sydney Cormeny, Madi Wiley, Ellie Hammack.

Hartz named new Ottumwa's new head boys basketball coach  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — From the highest of highs to lowest of lows.

Prep bowling: Ottumwa girls qualify for 19th-straight state tournament  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — It didn't really hit Kayla Davidson until the final ball of the final frame in the final baker game on Wednesday was thrown.

Girls basketball: Patterson steps down at OHS | Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa High School will be looking for a new head girls basketball coach.

Boys soccer: Bulldogs look to benefit from philosophy change  Ottumwacourier

Ottumwa High School boys soccer coach Brett McKenzie isn't one to just sit back, watch his team play defense and hope the offense chips in a timely goal to win.

Ottumwa archers to compete in NASP Tournament this weekend  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — The livestock pavilion inside the Iowa State Fairgrounds will be the site where some of the best young archers in Iowa will converge this weekend ...

Prep baseball: Ottumwa, Roosevelt rescheduled for July 16 | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa baseball team has announced two scheduling changes, including the rescheduling of what could be the decisive doubleheader in ...

Prep wrestling: Ottumwa wrestlers take two at Wayne  Ottumwacourier

CORYDON — The Ottumwa wrestling team made the most of a road trip that was just added to the schedule this week. The Bulldogs scored dual wins over ...

Prep softball: Ottumwa softball falls to Indianola in Frank Huston's final game  Ottumwacourier

FORT DODGE — There was a towel left behind in the dugout. There was also a batting glove left to retrieve for a player.

Ottumwa High School Students to Utilize Chromebooks in Upcoming School Year  KYOU

By: CHASE SCHEUER: (Ottumwa, IA) – Ottumwa High School students will now be able to utilize Google Chromebooks as another way to be effective in the ...

Jazz band at Horace Mann | News  Ottumwacourier

The Ottumwa High School jazz band and Sudden Impact, the OHS show choir, put on a special performance for Horace Mann Elementary students Wednesday ...

Ottumwa boys basketball team saw highs and lows  Ottumwacourier

The season started on the most optimistic of notes, with the Ottumwa High School boys basketball team winning its season opener for the first time since 2009.

Prep baseball: Big schools ready for close-up  Ottumwacourier

Ottumwa High School third baseman Jesus Jaime steps on the bag for a force out as West Des Moines Valley's Nick Buttolph approaches the bag during the ...

Ottumwa High School sweethearts talk Class of 1959 | News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — It's not hard to find someone who felt high school was a nightmare. Listen to the Andersons, and you'll think that for high school students in the ...

Boys tennis: Dragons shut out Bulldogs | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

JOHNSTON — *Fresh* off a strong win at Saturday's Grayhound Invitational in Burlington, the Ottumwa High School boys tennis team couldn't keep the ...

OHS principal resigns | News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — OHS Principal Dan McGuire has resigned effective at the end of June.

New school back on board agenda | News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa school district will resume its discussion on the future for elementary schools on the city's north side next week.

EDITORIAL: Ottumwa schools face tough challenge | Opinion  Ottumwacourier

You have to credit Ottumwa Superintendent Nicole Kooiker with giving a blunt, accurate assessment on the district's efforts to stem the tide of students using ...

Players, coaches react to Huston's retirement | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

FORT DODGE — The 1700th win in program history will be a milestone unlike any accomplished by an Ottumwa High School softball team next season.

OHS band continues to march to a different beat  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — While the start of school may be three weeks away, the Ottumwa High School Cafeteria was buzzing over lunch Friday.

Boys tennis: Bobcats shut out Bulldogs | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa High School boys tennis team ran into many of the same issues against Marshalltown that plagued it one day earlier against ...

Girls soccer: Bulldogs stunned by North in OT  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — It seemed like it would be just a matter of time before the Ottumwa girls soccer team scored the goal that secured a second-straight CIML Metro ...

Prep track: Ottumwa seniors Bishop, Martin sign with IHCC  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Kierra Bishop started out racing kids on the playground in elementary school.

Ottumwa principals meet to review state assessment | Local News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — To make sure all students learn at high levels, the state is now identifying small groups which need help in each of Iowa's school districts. In four ...

Ottumwa senior Bossou signs with Central track | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Any high school athlete that can earn the chance to compete multiple times on the big blue oval at Drake Stadium is going to have the attention of.

Girls soccer: Indians strike early to down Bulldogs  Ottumwacourier

Someday, one of the close losses is going to turn into a win for the Ottumwa High School girls soccer team.

Prep baseball: Bulldogs rebuild with fresh faces | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

The price for losing 12 seniors, all but one position on the field and most of the pitching staff was steep for the Ottumwa High School baseball team.

Juniors GEAR UP for ACT | News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Next month, hundreds of juniors will be taking the ACT in Ottumwa. While that in itself is nothing new, the way Ottumwa High School is going ...

Slideshow: OHS commencement | News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — More than 300 seniors collected their diplomas Sunday as the Class of 2019 graduated from Ottumwa High School. Here's a look. Click here to go ...

Boys basketball: Size, shooting carry No. 2 Warriors past Bulldogs  Ottumwacourier

Two out of the first words spoken by Ottumwa High School assistant boys basketball coach Kyle Creamer, regarding Class 4A second-ranked Waukee, were ...

Ottumwa A Club hosts fifth annual golf outing  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Friday did not start out as a day for over 100 golfers to hit the links at Fox Run Golf Course.

Ottumwa's Alpha Dogs qualify for state | Local Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Consistency. For any great sports team, consistency is key to establishing success. Look no further than this past Sunday, when the New England ...

Report: Mayson not to be retained as OHS head football coach  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Rich Mayson will reportedly not be retained as Ottumwa High School head football coach, pending approval by the Ottumwa Community School ...

Girls basketball: Bulldogs live up to expectations | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

Ottumwa High School girls basketball coach Kevin Patterson could see the makings of this year's team in spurts last season.

Student kicked out for after-school threat | News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — The district has taken action after a student made a threat Tuesday.

Prep football: Rich Mayson named Cardinal's new associate head football coach  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Former Ottumwa head football coach Rich Mayson will look to help current head coach Landon Miller continue developing a successful program ...

Bulldogs prepare for hopeful softball season | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — After 52 years as a head coach, Frank Huston knows better than to tip his hand when it comes to predicting the future success of his team.

Girls soccer: Bulldogs set pace in Metro win  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Where was the Ottumwa High School girls soccer team that lost two games last week by a combined 19 goals?

Ottumwa bowlers split at Waukee | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

WAUKEE — Ottumwa's first bowling meet on the road in the 2018-19 season ended with mixed results. The Bulldog girls pulled away early, then held on in the ...

5 things to do in southeast Iowa this weekend  Ottumwacourier

Memorial Day weekend has no shortage of activities. Here's a few ideas on how you can pass the long weekend.

Girls soccer: Quick spurt paces Grayhounds past Bulldogs  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa High School girls soccer team seemingly had the game tied.

Boys basketball: Falcons soar past Bulldogs | Sports  Ottumwacourier

DAVENPORT — The momentum change was gradual, until it built into a second-half crescendo.

Again! Ottumwa woman wins $50,000 lottery prize | News  Ottumwacourier

DES MOINES — The Iowa Lottery's announcement may make it sound like a broken record, but it's hard to imagine anyone minds.

Prep softball: No. 8 Ottumwa, No. 7 Hoover split Metro showdown  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Intimidating. That might be the best way to describe the situation Ashton Brown was stepping into on Monday night. The Ottumwa High School ...

Prep baseball: No. 4 Rams shackle Bulldogs | Sports  Ottumwacourier

In the not-too-distant future, Ottumwa High School baseball coach John Jaeger hopes his team looks like fourth-ranked Southeast Polk.

Huston retirement celebration to be held Sept. 8 | Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa Schools is hosting a retirement celebration for OHS softball coach, Frank Huston on Sunday, September 8 from 1-4 p.m. at Huston Field.

Ottumwa Youth Basketball League concludes 2018 season | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

The 2018 Ottumwa Youth Basketball League season ended with two teams posting matching records of 10-2 this year. In the end, first place in the league went ...

Dissection offers a lesson from the heart | News  Ottumwacourier

There was a wide range of reactions to the pig hearts and lungs during Thursday's dissection at Evans Middle School. Sixth-grade science teachers said that ...

Prep track and field: Ottumwa makes historic defense of Metro title  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Last year, Jim Nickerson called it a miracle.

Girls soccer: Fairfield edges OHS on penalty kicks  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Penalty kicks have never been at the forefront of practice sessions for either the Fairfield or Ottumwa high school girls soccer teams this season.

Boys tennis: Trojans hang in, edge Bulldogs | Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — As Ottumwa High School boys tennis coach Mark Hanson quietly paced around the perimeter at Dan Staggs Courts, he saw a lot of the same ...

Matthew Walker wins Iowa Open | Local Sports  Ottumwacourier

RIVERSIDE — Matthew Walker has stood over thousands of putts.

Ottumwa Little League completes district title sweep | Local Sports  Ottumwacourier

KEOSAUQUA — What started out with enthusastic tryouts inside the Ottumwa High School gymnasium back in early March will end with a run to a pair of state ...

Girls soccer: Doak's four goals lift Panthers past Bulldogs  Ottumwacourier

MOUNT PLEASANT — Ottumwa High School's Alicia Chacon evened the score in the first half, but 13th-ranked (Class 2A) Mount Pleasant scored three ...

Bright future begins now for OHS wrestling | Local Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Jeremy Frueh isn't just excited about the future of the upcoming Ottumwa High School wrestling season.

Boys basketball: Late free throws help Bulldogs end skid  Ottumwacourier

It's one thing to shoot free throws with the game on the line — in practice.

Sudden Impact at Horace Mann part 1  Ottumwacourier

The Ottumwa High School jazz band and Sudden Impact, the OHS show choir, put on a special performance for Horace Mann Elementary students Wednesday ...

Ottumwa bowling opens new season | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Step one is done. For Doug Techel, there are 11 more steps to take in the 2018-19 bowling season with the last two being the most important.

Swimmers fight for team sharing | News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — Two issues are colliding at Ottumwa Community School District, and tempers are flaring.

Prep boys tennis: Valley, Ankeny get best of Bulldogs  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — The pick-up basketball game and youth softball practices on the adjacent facilities had ended long before.

Build or fix? District weighs buildings' futures | News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — The Facilities Committee for Ottumwa Schools asked for the assessment of the district's north-side buildings. When they received it, something ...

Flooding likely in Ottumwa this spring | News  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — The National Weather *Service* thinks there is an above normal risk for flooding on Iowa rivers this spring.

OHS girls to hold cross-country camp | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa High School girls will be hosting a cross-country camp next week. The camp will be held Aug. 5-9 and will include various running ...

Langland prepares for first season as OHS head boys swimming coach  Ottumwacourier

Cherie Langland has seen the Ottumwa High School boys swimming program from afar, even though she's had sons go through it.

Ottumwa Little League prepares for new season | Local Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — It seemed last summer that Ottumwa Little League baseball players didn't want the season end.

Alger teaches wrestling in Ottumwa | Local Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — It might have been the biggest single day for the Ottumwa High School wrestling room on Saturday.

Boys basketball: Local leagues hand out postseason honors  Ottumwacourier

Ottumwa High School's Trae Swartz was a unanimous selection on the CIML Metro boys basketball team, as area conferences released their all-conference ...

Say hello to 'Bye, Bye Birdie' | News  Ottumwacourier

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Boys tennis: Bulldogs dominate doubles to win Grayhound Invitational  Ottumwacourier

BURLINGTON — If the Ottumwa High School boys tennis team need any sort of glimpse into how good it could be, the Grayhound Invitational provided it.

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