Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

Local News

February 23, 2011

Council votes to allow DNR aerial deer count

CENTERVILLE — The Centerville City Council voted 5-0 Monday night to allow the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to conduct an aerial survey of the deer population in the city.

The city will pay half of the $1,500 cost with the DNR paying the other half.

An aerial survey ensures an accurate count of deer in the city and will be used to determine if a bow hunt inside the city limits is needed to combat what some have called a deer population problem.

"It would be a benchmark count so we know what our resident deer herd is," Councilman Rob Lind said. "We'll have a much better idea for, if we should go ahead with an in-city archery hunt."

Mayor Marsha Mitchell said a DNR aerial survey is not required in order for a community to do a bow hunt. But the survey gives communities a better understanding of what needs to be done.

One Centerville resident who attended the meeting spoke and cited a Des Moines Register article he said shows where the deer population in Iowa was in decline.

Mayor Mitchell acknowledged to Jim Senior she too had read that story.

The city presented a humanitarian award to street department employee Tom Carson for his assistance early in the morning of Feb. 3. Carson while plowing snow found a disoriented citizen who was outside in the extreme cold and snow with little clothing on following a fire in his house.

"Tom was able to get him in his truck and kind of got him warmed up and even gave him his coat," Police Chief Tom Demry said prior to presenting the award. "And he also noticed the smoke coming from the house and notified the fire department."

Demry said it was his belief the man would not have survived had Carson not found him.

In other action:

• The city will hold a public hearing for the fiscal year 2011-2012 budget at the next scheduled council meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 7 at City Hall.

• The council decided to allow Pastor Brad Dittmer the use of City Park Saturday, April 16 to hold an Easter egg hunt. Dittmer said nine-10,000 plastic eggs will be spread about the park.

• The council accepted the resignation of Michelle Moore from the Airport Commission and appointed Pete Lind to fill the vacancy on the Library Board following the resignation of Janet Johnson.

• The council voted 5-0 to waive $251.25 in sewer charges for a rental property at 412 N. 10th St. for the month of December. The council waived the sewer charge after they learned the property had a water break in the basement but the water was pumped out and did not exit the building through the sewer.

• The council voted 5-0 to begin negotiating an engineering services agreement with Hall Engineering for infrastructure improvements to East State Street, West State Street and 10th Street.

Not on the agenda but Street Department Superintendent Ron Creagan talked briefly about the condition of alleys and roads in the city. Now that the frost has come out, alleys are in terrible condition and potholes are starting to show up in city roads.

Creagan asked residents to refrain from using alleys.

"The more travel we have in the alleys the worse condition they're going to get in," Creagan said. "And if they get to bad, our only option at this time is going to be to close the alleys. We already closed one the other day."

Text Only
Local News
  • School board reviews legislative priorities The Centerville School Board met for a regular meeting Monday, July 14, welcoming new member Steve Hoch, who replaced Tom Lange after his resignation.High School band director Jim DePrizio approached the board to see if the Band Boosters could receiv

    July 22, 2014

  • 072214 Medics Skills Photo Local medics advance skills Recently, six EMT’s from Mercy Medical Center advanced their credentials and skill levels to become paramedics.Dan Howington, Brenda Howington, Jeff Devoll, Katy Devoll, Andy Mericle and Jerilyn Inman invested their time over the last 18 months to ob

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • A.C. history by Enfys McMurry © 2014 Enfys McMurry All rights reserved. July 22, 1945: Exline’s L. Jay Johnson, who opened a funeral home on East Maple Street on his return to Centerville from World War 2, survived the U.S. 8th AAF. He won a “Lucky Bastard” award from his fellow airmen on completion of 25 dangerous missi

    July 22, 2014

  • 072214 AC Fair Photo1 Antique tractor display The Lapland Plowboys Antique Tractor Club will be displaying a large selection of antique tractors Monday through Friday at the Appanoose County Fair.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • A.C. history by Enfys McMurry © 2014 Enfys McMurry All rights reserved.July 20, 1942-5: As the country geared itself into second World War production, vital raw materials were critically short. Collections of metals, rubber, greases, nylons and silks, paper and rags, even milkwee

    July 21, 2014

  • Street paving project update tonight Nancy Huisman with Hall Engineering is on tonight’s Centerville City Council agenda to deliver an update on the East and West State streets and North 10th Street paving project.The council will set a time and date to again discuss the second reading

    July 21, 2014

  • 072114 Howard Service Photo 2 Hundreds attend Howard graveside services Several hundred men, women and children attended the 11 a.m. Saturday graveside services for Moulton native Staff Sgt. Robert E. “Bobby” Howard at Sunset View Cemetery north of Moulton.Pastor Brian Hargrave officiated. Hargrave talked about why we co

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Solicitation ordinance at a standstill Solicitation ordinance at a standstill

    The Centerville City Council during a special meeting Thursday at City Hall did not pass the second reading of an ordinance that will modify city code to prevent solicitation of funds on city streets.
    Instead, the council voted 3-2 to ...

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Graveside services for Staff Sgt. Robert E. Howard Graveside services for Staff Sgt. Robert E. Howard

    Graveside services were held Saturday morning at Sunset View Cemetery just north of Moulton for Staff Sgt. Robert E. Howard.

    July 19, 2014 4 Photos

  • American flags for Robert E. Howard American flags for Robert E. Howard

    At least 200 men, women and children came to the Centerville Fire Department firehouse at 2 p.m. Friday to participate in placing more than 2,000 American flags along the route from Centerville to Sunset View Cemetery just north of Moulton, the place where Moulton native Staff Sgt. Robert E. Howard will be laid to rest Saturday at 11 a.m.

    July 18, 2014 4 Photos

  • KO1_7409.jpg WWII Vet: Coming home after 69 years

    Korina Hurley, 48, of Macon, Mo., said her uncle received a call in 2010 from an independent research team based in Germany concerning U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert “Bobby” E. Howard, who was in a plane that was shot down over Germany during World War II. The researchers investigate German sites where American soldiers were known to go missing in action or killed in action during World War II.

    July 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • 071714 Howard Photo Flags at half-staff DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in Iowa from 5 p.m. Friday, July 18 until 8 a.m. Monday, July 21, in honor of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert “Bobby” E. Howard, formerly of Moulton.Howard, a 21-year old s

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sewer project wraps up in October MOULTON — The Moulton City Council Monday, July 7 held a public hearing at 6 p.m. related to the funded Community Development Block Grant and progress for the sanitary sewer improvements.Comments were shared by Nichole L. Moore, executive director wi

    July 17, 2014

  • Lemonade, anyone Curious Kids Childcare, located in the Centerville Preschools Building by St. Mary’s Catholic Church, is having a lemonade stand fundraiser every Wednesday and Friday in July. The students will be selling lemonade from the playground parking lot betw

    July 17, 2014

  • 071814 Water Alliance Photo Alliance recognized by governor DES MOINES — The Rathbun Land and Water Alliance received two awards at the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award ceremony held Tuesday, July 15 at the Wallace Building in Des Moines – the Water Quality Special Project Award and the Environmental

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads

The Iowegian wants readers to think about the 2014 Appanoose County Fair. It starts Monday and wraps up on Saturday with a demolition derby at 8 p.m. So, the question of the week is, "How many days do you plan to go to the Appanoose County Fair?

A. I plan to attend all six days.
B. I plan to attend five days.
C. I plan to attend four days.
D. I plan to attend three days.
E. I plan to attend two days.
F. I plan to attend one day.
G. I do not plan to go to the fair this year.
     View Results
Iowegian on Facebook