Ottumwa has many buildings with histories unique
to them. In Ottumwa's downtown area, many have had their
significance acknowledged through the National Register of Historic Places. Architectural historian Molly Naumann will share some
of these histories and which ones are on the registry when she returns to the
Reminisce Society to present her program “This Place Matters” at the Ottumwa
Public Library on Tuesday, February 24th, at 10:00 a.m.
As an architectural historian, Naumann travels the
state, assisting communities and individuals with evaluation of historic
structures and nominations to the National Historic Register, as well as
educating adults and children alike about the remarkable buildings in their neighborhoods.
Reminisce programs are free and open to the
public, and are especially for those interested in Iowa and local history. For
further information, please contact the Sonja Ferrell at the Ottumwa Public
Library, 641-682-7563, extension 202.
The Ottumwa Public Library has been notified by the IRS that
they will no longer be supplying tax forms and instruction booklets as has been
the practice for many years.Traditionally, the library ordered the forms and booklets in October and
would receive them to hand out to the public for free in January.
According to the email sent to library staff, this will no
longer be the practice due to budget cuts to the IRS through the omnibus
appropriations legislation passed by Congress in December.
Tax payers can still obtain free forms and booklets by requesting them
one of three ways:IRS.gov/Forms (to view and download), IRS.gov/orderforms(to order tax products to be delivered by mail),
or 1-800-829-3676 (to
order tax products to be delivered by mail).
can still download forms at the library and pay $.15 per page to have them
printed.This is the same cost and
process as the library has done for Iowa Department of Revenue tax forms since
2011when they made a similar decision to stop providing libraries with tax
IRS will provide the library with a limited number of Forms 1040, 1040A,
and 1040EZ, but their instruction booklets will not be provided.