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- Equal Pay Day Equal Pay Day is held annually in April to signify the point into a year that a woman must work to earn what a man made the previous year, and today is the point into the new week to signify when a woman will catch up to a man's pay last week. Forty-
- Healthy Appanoose: Week 13 The 13th 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 www.centerville-ia.com to record challenges completed.
- Dr. Simon Estes to speak, sing at prayer breakfast DES MOINES -- The 53rd annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast will be held on Thursday, April 17 at 7:15-8:45 a.m. in the Ballroom at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center (formerly Veterans Memorial Auditorium) at 883 Fifth Ave., Des Moines. T
- Local travels to Capitol with Farm Bureau A Centerville native was one of 53 Farm Bureau leaders to visit Capitol Hill in March.
- FFA in Iowa sets historical record The Iowa FFA Association has achieved a new plateau in membership by setting an all-time record with 14,207 members in 219 high schools across Iowa.
- Trial in federal lawsuit delayed A lawsuit that names a Centerville Police officer as a defendant has been delayed until 2015.
- This day in Appanoose County History April 7, 1918 For its victims it began with a headache. Following came aching muscles, uncontrollable shivering, burning eyes, ascending fever and delirium. Blood invaded urine, sputum, and saliva. The face and feet darkened, the patient gasped for a
- Property dominates council agenda The Centerville City Council has two public hearings planned for their regular meeting today at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Both hearings deal with franchise and fee agreements with Interstate Power and Light, aka Alliant Energy.
- Exline amends dog ordinance The Exline City Council amended a section of their dog ordinance at their Tuesday, April 1 council meeting.
- Prelude to Disaster: Part 2 150 years ago marked the beginning of the fourth year of the Great Conflict, the American Civil War. What had begun ostensibly as a conflict over states’ rights had by this time evolved into a sacred and determined mission to forever end slavery in the South!
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.
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.
- 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
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
- 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
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