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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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Prep track: Ottumwa boys win Cardinal Invite title  Ottumwacourier

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ANKENY — If anyone figured Briarwood Golf Course would yield good scoring opportunities, Mother Nature had other ideas.

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MOUNT PLEASANT — Ottumwa High School boys basketball coach Ken Hutchinson had to chuckle, at least a little bit.

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OTTUMWA — Ottumwa High School students voted during their lunch periods Tuesday as part of the Iowa Secretary of State's Youth Straw Poll.

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OTTUMWA — From holding her own with a future Division I talent to earning individual honors during a statewide all-star game.

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OTTUMWA — Dan Staggs, a longtime Ottumwa High School coach, official and instructor for the sport of tennis at all levels, passed away on Friday.

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Boys basketball: Bulldogs end futility against Bloodhounds | Sports  Ottumwacourier

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A year ago, the Ottumwa High School girls cross-country team was blessed by good health, and a stacked lineup.

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OTTUMWA — Ottumwa High School has a new incoming principal, and he was introduced to the community in an unusual way.

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

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A state licensing board is moving to revoke the teaching license of a former Ottumwa teacher who pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation by a school employee.

Ottumwa volleyball camp wraps up | High School Sports  Ottumwacourier

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