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Thieves Steal Ottumwa School's Victory Bell

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    OTTUMWA, Iowa The victory bell used at Ottumwa High School football games is missing, reported the Ottumwa Courier newspaper.

    The bell was taken from a warehouse at 907 Gateway Dr. in Ottumwa, the newspaper said. The theft was reported Wednesday afternoon by school staff.

    The bell is used at football games by the school's cheerleaders.

    School officials told the Courier that someone cut the locks on gates at the building and drove in to take the bell.

    Anyone with information on the case can call the Ottumwa Police Department at 641-683-0661.