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July 10, 2013

AC Fair queen contestants

Jenna Inman is the 17-year-old daughter of Greg and Jerilyn Inman. Jenna will be a senior at Moulton-Udell High School this fall. She is active in jazz band, marching band, pep band, concert band and volleyball. She is also active in the Wells Rustlers 4-H group, 4-H Youth Council, Iowa Short Course Racing and Iowa ATV Hare Scrambles Racing. Honors received include honor roll, various showmanship awards, Outstanding Senior Record Book award, 2011 Grand Champion Dairy Goat and was the Junior Class Secretary. Her hobbies are riding and racing ATV’s with her family, fishing, photography and doing community service projects. Jenna is currently employed by Candid Photography and plans to attend Indian Hills Community College after graduation with dual majors in radiology and photography.

Shelby Thamke is the 18-year-old daughter of Aaron and Marcy Thamke. Shelby is a recent graduate of Centerville High School. While in school, she was active in Student Council, FFA, National Honor Society, FCCLA and tennis. Shelby is also active in 4-H and serves on the 4-H Youth Council and 4-H Adult Committee. Honors received include top 10 percent Academic Excellence, honor roll and numerous 4-H and FFA awards. Her hobbies are hunting, fishing, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. Shelby’s future plans are to attend Northwest Missouri State University and major in animal science pre-veterinary.

Kelsey Wagner is the 17-year-old daughter of Rex and Denise Ritter and Randy Wagner. Kelsey will be a senior at Centerville High School this fall. She is active in 4-H, drama and church. Kelsey is on the honor roll and enjoys drawing and painting and spending time with her farm animals. Kelsey’s future plans are to be a mental health specialist for the Army Reserves.

Maddison Lange is the 17-year-old daughter of Tom and Kathy Lange. Maddison will be a senior at Centerville High School this fall. She is active in National Honor Society, FFA, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, World Food Prize Scholar and football cheerleading. She is also active in 4-H, 4-H Youth Council, Church Youth Group and Dance X-pressions. Honors received include All-Conference Sports, Academic All-Conference and Student of the Month. Her hobbies are dancing, reading, playing sports and showing swine. Maddison’s future plans are to attend college after graduation and pursue a career in health sciences.

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  • Appanoose County History April 18, 1865: Lincoln had been shot on the evening of Friday, April 14. 1865. He died at 7:22 the next morning. The news didn't reach Centerville until the 18th. It arrived on the front pages of the Keokuk Daily Gate City and the Burlington Hawkeye

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  • A.C. history by Enfys McMurry April 17, 1925: Nellie Walker was born in Red Oak but from infancy on, Moulton was her hometown. Her father was Moulton's stone carver and monument maker. Nellie watched him work and occasionally used his tools. At 17 she made a bust of Abraham Linco

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  • A.C. history by Enfys McMurry April 16, 1861: By this date the news that President Lincoln wanted volunteers to fight for the preservation of the Union was the talk of Appanoose County. Centerville's reaction to the national crisis was immediate. Flags were placed at the old log-

    April 16, 2014

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  • Supervisors dealing with vacancy

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  • Prison for Centerville man John Frank Thomasson, 30, of Centerville, was sentenced March 28 in the Appanoose County Courthouse to a total of six years in state prison. Thomasson was charged by Appanoose County Attorney Richard F. Scott by trial information on Oct. 29, 2013 wit

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  • A.C. history by Enyfs McMurry April 15, 1923/4: Centerville's radio station WDAX (see April 11's column) ceased operations suddenly and unexpectedly. The cause: the station, said the government, was not run by a licensed operator. It did come back onto the air, reconditioned and

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