22 From past to present
4 The Carroll Alsop House
Now & Then
General Manager / Editor Kyle Ocker Operations Manager Traci Counterman Associate Editor Emily Hawk
An Ottumwa Courier & Oskaloosa Herald Publication
Volume 1 | 2023
Staff Writers Chad Drury Channing Rucks Advertising Sales Ashley Coyne Tylor Durbin Jodi German Tyler Goodell
Now and Then is a publication of the Ottumwa Courier and the Oskaloosa Herald .
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Cover photo :
Graphic Design Kyle Ocker Shanelle Yahn Photography Emily Hawk Maxwell Thomason Axel Vazquez
In this issue
4 The Carroll Alsop House : An Oskaloosa treasure Restoring a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece
10 The Heart of Pella Preserving the Pella Community Center for future generations
17 Family takes care of ‘ family ’ Reece Funeral Home serves Ottumwa for nearly a century
22 From the past to the present A history in photos
A special thank you
Pati and Arvin Van Zante , Bruce Boertje , Mia Reed and Bill Reece III for assisting with content , and to Wilcox Digital Archives , Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and The Lemberger Collection at University of Iowa Library for providing pictures for the magazine .
Mia Reed and her dog , Claire , in the Carroll Alsop House , photographed by Axel Vazquez .
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