Throwback Thursday September 14, 2017

It’s time for another “Throwback Thursday”, a weekly column that takes a look back in time at some of the well-known people and places of Ottumwa.  The goal of this pictorial column is to allow readers to take a walk down memory lane.  Photos used will show people, places, and events from Ottumwa’s past.  Readers are also invited to get involved.  Please feel free to share any relevant pictures with us and you just might see it published online.  Contact us through any of our social media outlets or email, just make sure to tag the pictures with #throwbackthursday or #tbt.

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After this week’s local school board election, let’s take a look back at some members from the past.


Superintendent Frank W. Douma, 1945


Superintendent W.R. Dabb, 1969


Dean of Women Luella Hightshoe, 1932


C.D. Evans, President of the Board of Education, 1948


Superintendent H.E. Blackmar, 1926


Superintendent Joe Scalzo, 1996


Ottumwa School Board, 1931


Ottumwa School Board, 1946 (Front row, from right hand side, Superintendent Douma and President Evans, as pictured above)