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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 principal resigns | News  Ottumwacourier

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

District shuffles principal duties | News  Ottumwacourier

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

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

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OTTUMWA — Two contracts are up for ratification at next week's school board meeting.

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Boys basketball: Local leagues hand out postseason honors  Ottumwacourier

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Girls basketball: Bulldogs put it together in rout of Lincoln  Ottumwacourier

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

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Girls soccer: Quick spurt paces Grayhounds past Bulldogs  Ottumwacourier

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

Saturday wrestling: Area sends 12 to state meet | Sports  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — The district wrestling meets may have been disappointing to some, but for others, it was an successful day.

Boys basketball: Little Cyclones hand Bulldogs first defeat  Ottumwacourier

For a while, the Ottumwa High School boys basketball team was playing the style of game it wanted — good defense and working for good shots on offense.

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

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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: Ottumwa grinds out win over Roughriders  Ottumwacourier

If it appears the Ottumwa High School boys basketball team's wins this season look the same, it's not a mirage.

All eyes on Drake | High School Sports  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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When the season began, the Ottumwa High School baseball team was long on the number of pitchers but short on experience.

Resource officers, Bridge View TIF on council agenda  Ottumwacourier

OTTUMWA — City staff are recommending the council reject proposed changes to the agreements that provide for school resource officers in Ottumwa.

Girls soccer: Fairfield edges OHS on penalty kicks  Ottumwacourier

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Girls soccer: Bulldogs claim first win of season  Ottumwacourier

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