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  • 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

  • AC history by Enfys McMurry April 1, 1945: On this day Centerville's Lieutenant Joe Wilson took off from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Savo Island. He flew his Grumman F4F Wildcat fighter in the first wave of bombing raids over Okinawa. As Joe banked and turned, he saw the second

    April 1, 2014

  • Gas prices up Iowa, March 31- Average retail gasoline prices in Iowa have risen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.57/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,036 gas outlets in Iowa. This compares with the national average that has

    April 1, 2014

  • AC History by Enfys McMurry March 31, 1925 "Lincoln League Win Election" was the KKK's succinct headline in their newspaper, The Southern Iowa American the next morning. The Iowegian read, "Lincoln League Wins in Monster Vote." The Hearst International News and the Associated P

    March 30, 2014

  • 033114-Sex-photo Area mayors combat sexual assault OSKALOOSA -- In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, a record-breaking 32 mayors in the region are signing proclamations urging their communities to work against sexual violence. In Appanoose County, the mayors of Centerville, Moravia an

    March 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 032814 DXP Photo Team first overall at Midwest Starz DXP Competition Team attended their first competition of the season March 7-9 at Midwest Starz in Des Moines. The three day competition had a record number of entries exceeding 640 acts. DXP’s team of 22 dancers entered 27 routines bringing home seve

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • AC history by Enfys McMurry March 28, 1896: Gov. Drake and a large party of state officials traveled to Philadelphia. He was joined by guests and family from Centerville: Col. Cornelius Stanton, H.H.Wright -- now state adjutant general -- the Gosses, the Sawyers and the Shonts.

    March 28, 2014

  • Ottumwa Piano festival Eleven area students participated in the annual Ottumwa Piano Festival held in February. Ruth Seims, piano judge, evaluated each student's performance according to stage appearance, technique, interpretation, rhythm, and general effect. All students

    March 28, 2014

  • Scholarship opportunity Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary and the Legacies Foundation, in conjunction with Mercy Medical Center, Centerville, is awarding scholarships to persons who are entering any licensed field of medicine. Residents of Appanoose County, surrounding countie

    March 28, 2014

  • Alliant Energy extends Iowa electric base rate freeze and provide customer credits CEDAR RAPIDS – Customers of Alliant Energy’s Iowa electric utility will see no increase in their base electric rates through 2016. Credits will also be included in customer bills based on the three-year agreement filed with the Iowa Utilities Board t

    March 27, 2014

  • AC history by Enfys McMurry March 27, 1931: With the arrest of Fred Burke -- "Richard F. White" -- Centerville was in shock. The people here who'd met him thought him "... a nice, quiet, middle-aged broker taking life easy." The Rev. Wenzel Bloom of the Lutheran Church who'd ma

    March 27, 2014

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