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  • Mystic cracking down on trash

    The Mystic City Council during their Thursday, March 13 meeting unanimously voted to send a letter to residents with "trailers full of trash" stating they had 10 days to clean up their property or else the city would do it for them and charge them.

    April 7, 2014

  • Burn ban still in effect for Appanoose County

    While some precipitation has fallen in April, conditions are still too dry for those in Appanoose County to burn.

    April 5, 2014

  • 040414 Griffin Student Photo 4 New English teacher rises to challenge For a young secondary teacher, getting a first job at a small school is a little like getting thrown into the deep end of a pool. Caitlin Griffin, who is in her first-ever teaching job, is teaching seven different classes every day. She teaches Engli

    April 4, 2014 5 Photos

  • School Board forms committee to look at volunteer policy

    The Centerville School Board gathered Monday evening for a budget amendment hearing for fiscal year 2013-2014, a budget hearing for the upcoming year and a special meeting. All members of the board were present. The board opened the budget amendment

    April 4, 2014

  • 040414 RIZ Ruling Photo Court of Appeals upholds RIZ ruling The Homeowners Association of the Coves of Sundown Lake have prevailed in their effort to establish a Rural Improvement Zone for their property located in northeast Appanoose County. The Iowa Court of Appeals on March 26 upheld a district court rulin

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • AC history by Enfys McMurry April 4, 1945: "The Forgotten War" -- the front in Italy -- was reaching a climax. High in the mountains in the north, the snows were melting. Violets could be seen along the ridges, buttercups among the gun emplacements and the dugouts. The U.S.Army

    April 4, 2014

  • Prelude to Disaster: Part 1 The bursting of shells over Fort Sumpter in April, 1861, had signaled the start of the Great Rebellion. It was to be America's greatest watershed event, the Civil War. The North had awakened suddenly to the realization that war was a certainty. Throu

    April 4, 2014

  • 040314 Oak Place Photo 1 New mental health facility opens in Centerville On April 1 a new five bed facility for mentally ill people in crisis opened in Centerville. Known as Oak Place, the facility hopes to serve a critical need in the community by providing an option besides hospitalization or jail for those suffering fr

    April 3, 2014 2 Photos

  • AC history by Enfys McMurry April 3, 1902: Gov. Drake's son John appeared on the cover of the April 3 edition of William Randolph Hearst's Chicago American. John Drake had bought an automobile imported from France for William K. Vanderbilt Jr. The auto was known as "The White G

    April 3, 2014

  • 040314 Godby Photo Jared Godby enters District 80 race Veteran and former state house clerk Jared Godby of Moravia announced this week that he is entering the race to be state representative for District 80. The district includes all of Appanoose and Monroe counties, the western portion of Wapello Count

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • AC history by Enfys McMurry April 2, 1931: The value of Appanoose County land in this Depression year was in free fall. An acre, previously worth $75-$125, now sold for $10-$15. On the market, oats commanded 8 cents a bushel, corn 12 cents, pork 3 cents a pound and beef per pou

    April 2, 2014

  • Healthy Appanoose: Week 12 The 12th week of the Healthy Appanoose Challenges are printed below. The free program can be joined anytime throughout the year. Log in at the Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at to record challenges completed.

    April 2, 2014

  • 040214 Baker Photo Former resident part of art exhibit, magazine A former Centerville resident whose family moved to Appanoose County when she was 4 years old can be seen in the magazine, "VISIONS Across America" and in an upcoming art exhibition at Iowa State University called "VISIONS Across America: Portraits o

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Burn ban in effect in Appanoose County The state fire marshal's office has issued a burning ban for all of Appanoose County effective April 1 at 8 a.m. Under the ban, all open burning is prohibited until further notice. The ban shall remain in effect indefinitely and will continue until t

    April 2, 2014

  • 040114 AEDC Banquet Photo 1 Banquet Features Awards, Water and Progress The nearly 200 who attended the Appanoose Economic Development Corporation annual banquet at Honey Creek Resort State Park Thursday night, March 27 walked away with a better understanding of the area's water source. But, before featured speaker John

    April 1, 2014 3 Photos

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about rental permit fees. The Centerville City Council has conducted two working sessions and a third one is planned in order to get a feel for the public's appetite about raising rental permit fees from charging a landlord $25 every two years to charging a certain amount per rental unit per year. So, the question of the week is, "Are you in favor of Centerville increasing rental permit fees?"

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