Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA


June 15, 2006

Mining in Mystic: map details


Mystic is extremely hilly, particularly in the vicinity of Walnut Creek. Mine owners would often locate the shaft of the mine in these gullies and low areas to reduce the depth of drilling. Since the coal depth was very shallow in the Mystic area, they would often start in one of these gullies and use a slope entrance right into the side of a hill. Today, most of the mines in the gullies are a wilderness, overgrown with slag and young trees.

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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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