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Bronze statue recovered

The 1,500 pound, six foot tall, bronze statue stolen in June has been recovered. It was discovered in Lucas County by hunters after they reported their discovery of the statue to a local DNR Observation Officer who reported the tip to the Sheriff's Office. The statue was stolen during the night of Wednesday, June 20 or early morning hours of Thursday, June 21 from the 19000 block of Highway J18, west of Moravia. It made it's way back to Centerville around 3:30 p.m. on Monday. Anderson says the statue appears undamaged. It was found near a bean field on state owned land that was being leased by a farmer. Appanoose County Sheriff Gary Anderson stands with the recovered statue Monday.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
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