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Ottumwa Courier (Newspaper) - August 14, 2015, Ottumwa, Iowa Ottumwa courier 75 cents Southeast Iowa a Best newspaper Friday August 14, 2015 in local a3man honoured for v0lunteeri8m in local a2celerrating Ottumwa a video game history in sports blew Eri for Inoc soccer Council taps Schrad As interim Ca thinks to do in Southeast Iowa this weekend by Megan Berberich copier staff writer Ottumwa a ii you have a need for Speed this weekend provides you with plenty of options to fulfil your inner a Speed Demon. Check out the historic Scenic byway by bicycle watch a Jet go 200 mph at the re flyers Field or scope out the classic Ford Mustangs at the fort powered show in Bloomfield. O Hunting season is right around the Corner and the Wapello county recorder s office will be open from 8 . To noon on saturday to allow Hunters to Purchase their 2015 Deer and fall Turkey tags. Licenses for the 2015 Hunting season go on Sale saturday. Hunters wanting to Purchase tags for the statewide Early muzzleloader season Are encouraged to Purchase them As Early As possible. These tags typically sell out quickly As there is a Small quota for the entire state. The recorders office is located on the second floor of the courthouse at 101 w. Fourth St. For More information Contact list Kent at 641-683-0046. A done to miss out on a rare Opportunity to see legendary commander of the uss Cole commander Kirk Lippold us ret speak at Bridge View Center at 7 . Friday. He was in charge when his ship was attacked in october 2000 by Al Zaeda. Listen to Lippold share in detail the events that led up to the bombing of the Cole. Lippold will be signing please see five Page a5 two Day forecast tensions High in unusual weekday afternoon session by Matt Milner St Iowa digital Content editor Ottumwa a t he City Council convened t thursday in an unusual weekday afternoon session to discuss How to proceed with finding a successor to outgoing City administrator Joe Helfen Berger. Tensions were High for the Council As the meeting began and mayor Tom Lazio opened with a plea for decorum. While the discussion was orderly Lazio a recommendation that the City hire Dick Schrad As interim City administrator ran into immediate questions. And the Way the Council voted raised More. Schrad is leading the City a search for a new administrator. Lazio said he does a not see that As a conflict or a a former administrator himself Schrad said the City administrator not the Council directs City departments. He said the councils role is circumscribed by City code which vests the Council with authority while in session. Discussions or directives outside those meetings can cause problems. You la see More of Santorum Bai Roberts photos. The courier Republican party presidential candidate Rick Santorum Speaks to a Small crowd at Frog legs inc. On thursday afternoon. Although Santorum is near the Bottom of the pack amongst cop candidates he has frequented the state often this year hoping to make an Impact for the upcoming caucuses in february after winning in 2012. Tells Ottum wans family and jobs Are his focus by Mark Newman courier staff writer presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he and his son Daniel will be spending More time in Iowa. Thursday afternoon he made a Campaign Stop near the Ottumwa regional Airport. The Low Blue building housed Frog legs a Small but successful Ottumwa manufacturer of wheelchair parts. The owner is a Republican state senator Mark Chelgren who prior to Santorum a arrival talked from personal experience about some of the challenges business owners face. Santorum started his visit talking about manufacturing. A we have to be a country that makes things again a he told the 15 or 20 people who came to hear him speak. At one Point there were 20 million manufacturing jobs in the United states. That a dropped to 11 million. Santorum said the current administration is to blame. Quot we have to improve our manufacturing. Atmosphere Quot he said. A i have plans on How we can be number one Republican party presidential candidate Rick Santorum Speaks Tea Small crowd at Frog legs inc. On thursday afternoon. One of his ideas is a Flat tax of 20 percent no big Breaks for big businesses. The same thing goes for personal income tax. It would really simplify tax time. A a we re proposing a 20 percent Flat tax that takes a Blowtorch to the irs tax code Quot he said. Please see More Page a5 a if you re going to Tell me outside the Council meeting what to do you re going to meet some resistance a Schrad said. Schrad argued for strict restoration of chains of command in w hich the City administrator is the head of City operations and is directed by the City Council. Please see Council Page a5 Higg offers equivalency diploma courses session packs in years of education by Megan Berberich courier staff writer Ottumwa a Indian Hills Community College is offer ing a new session of High so War Efth Valency diploma courses starting in september that could earn students j years of education in a Short i time. Tile High school equiv i Lency test of a a Hist Quot is similar to the ged but gives students looking at jobs and colleges a better advantage. A Yve changed to the i set in january of 2013 because the Iowa department of education Felt it was a test that was a better representation of workplace and College readiness skills that people would need Quot said Ashleigh Richmond Lead instructor language arts of the High school equivalency program. According to Noel Gor Den the director of learning services at Indian Hills this program is crucial to taking that next step toward a better Job or More education. A a what a amazing about this program is that students can accumulate five years of education in a couple of months Quot said Golden. A this really does happen. With a certain level of commitment its amazing what students can accomplish in a Short amount of orientation meetings will take place at 9 . And i . Sept. I in the Community education Center at the please see course Page a5 tax Octy. Mo8uy sunny with a High near 86. West Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. To tit. Mostly Clear with a Low around 66. South Southwest wind around 5 mph. Saturday. Sunny with a High near 89. South Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Saturday night mostly dear with a Low around 87. South wind around 7 mph. Weather Page a5 Index daily courier a2.a3 a4. Obituaries b1-b3 a5 weather b4. Lascar a business b5-b7 a8.a7 comics 88. 971 13 12150 a a

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