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  • Trial in federal lawsuit delayed A lawsuit that names a Centerville Police officer as a defendant has been delayed until 2015.

    April 7, 2014

  • 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

    April 7, 2014

  • 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.

    April 7, 2014

  • Exline amends dog ordinance The Exline City Council amended a section of their dog ordinance at their Tuesday, April 1 council meeting.

    April 7, 2014

  • 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!

    April 7, 2014

  • 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

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