From the OTTUMWA POST:
December 02, 2013
By Pam Credille, Managing Editor, Ottumwa Post
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Among a ditch-full of dumped garbage lay thousands of undelivered Courier newspapers, most of which remained in what appeared to be their original bundling. A gentleman, who identified himself as a delivery man for the Courier, worked to clean the discarded newspapers from the ditch on Monday. With the use of a laundry basket, a rope and two young women at the bottom of the ravine the paper deliverer pulled up bundles of old newspapers by the basket full and loaded them into the back of his pickup truck.
Closer examination, of the photos taken at the scene, revealed that the discarded newspapers host a range of dates; The Post was able to successfully identify papers from March, August and October. However, most of the dates on the papers were not readily apparent from our photographer’s vantage point at the top of the ditch. All visible dates happened to be Wednesday publications; the day of the week that the Courier delivers free papers to non-subscribers throughout the area.