The Centerville Square will see an addition to it’s Christmas decorations this year as local citizens and churches have come together to raise money to add a life-size Nativity scene to the annual Christmas display.

The Deja Vu Divas are returning to help provide affordable Prom dresses and accessories in Appanoose County and the surrounding area once again.

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There was a time when black walls were mostly the purview of goth teens and indie movie theaters. But the color has been quietly cultivating a broader following among designers and homeowners who want a cozy, enveloping ambiance that's still got theatrical flair.

To assist in combatting the national opioid epidemic Hy-Vee, Inc. announces the implementation of a new controlled substance prescription policy. As of Jan. 1, 2019, Hy-Vee pharmacies no longer allow a subsequent fill of a Schedule II controlled substance, or a refill of a Schedule III or Sc…

Indian Hills Community College has released the names of the students who completed their graduation requirements at the end of the 2018-19 Fall Term.

JOHNSTON — Fifteen Iowa and Illinois FFA chapters will showcase their creativity in the Pioneer brand A-Series soybeans Big A Challenge, with their masterpieces displayed at the 2019 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill.

Channing Whitaker an author and screenwriter who was born in Centerville, graduated from CHS in 2001, and IHCC-Centerville in 2002, will be holding a book signing at Lucile's on the square in Centerville on Jan. 4, 2019 from 5-7 p.m.

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The residents of the Centerville Senior Lofts are celebrating their first Christmas in the building, with residents decking out their own doors as well as communal areas with Christmas decorations.

The city of Moulton is going to resemble a Hallmark Christmas movie on Saturday, Dec. 15 to bring recognition to the new holiday decorations on Main Street. The decorations were purchased recently after a generous donation of memorial money was left to the city. Kenny Wood and a group of vol…

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Gordie’s Bar and Grill will be celebrating owner Gordie Long’s 30 year career in the business Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Her daughter, Melinda Thomas, manages Gordie’s now although Long still owns the bar. Thomas said her mother bought her first bar 30 years ago and owned it for two years before buying the bar now known as Gordie’s Bar and Grill 28 ears ago.

The Centerville-Rathbun Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Centerville will be hosting a slew of events this Saturday to help the community celebrate the Christmas season.

The co-op dinner was held on Nov. 15. On Dec. 13 we will host our Catered Affair for all those lucky enough to hold a ticket, we cannot allow walk-ins. The fun begins at 5 p.m. No need to bring anything this month, everything is taken care of for you. Ask about joining our club. Dues for 201…

Congratulations to Allie Elenbaas. She is Student of the Week for the week of Nov. 19. Allie is a fourth grade student at Moulton-Udell Elementary. She is the daughter of Katie Grenko and Brandon Elenbaas. Mrs. Lawsonfourth-gradellie for this award.

Pvt. Lane S. Arter, of Plano, was part of more than 50 Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers recently recognized during a patching ceremony held at the Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center in Johnston, Iowa.

LifeServe Blood Center is urging eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give the ultimate gift this holiday season: the gift of life. Blood cannot be manufactured in a lab and there is no substitute for it. In order to ensure blood will be available for local hospital patients in thei…

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The family of Darrell “Skip” Bailey presented a donation to the Centerville High School Band Boosters last week. The money will go towards funding new instruments for band students. Bailey died Oct. 5 after a brief illness, was a long-time businessman and was proud of the way his grandchildr…

The 2018 annual art faculty exhibition in the Indian Hills Art Gallery on the Ottumwa campus of Indian Hills Community College will feature the art work of Lisa Fritz, Peter Roers and Mark McWhorter.

“Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook” was performed Saturday, Nov. 3 by Suzanne O’ Davis and her vocalists/instrumentalists Peter Mueller, and Cody Alan at the packed sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church. The two Canadians, and Wisconsinite were on the third night of a 15 night tour.

I'm going to toss out four books for consideration or consumption, like tossing out bones for the canine to choose from―one, two, maybe three, or all of them?

The Centerville Young Professionals group will be hosting their Turkey Trot 5K run/walk Saturday, Nov. 17 at Lelah Bradley Park in Centerville.

Congratulations to Colton Campbell. He is Student of the Week for the week of Nov. 12. Colton is a third grade student at Moulton-Udell Elementary. He is the son of Kim VanDyne and Jacob Campbell. Mrs. Inman nominated Colton for this award. Colton shows lots of self-control throughout the da…

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The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant to Exline Community Betterment to assist with replacement of flooring. The MFA Oil Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has a significant concentration of members and employees.…

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The Beta Sigma Phi sorority gave away several scholarships this year. Sydney Dommer, Seleena Richardson and Hannah Richardson were all presented their scholarships from their grandmother, who are members of Beta Sigma Phi.

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The B.V. Sodbusters met on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office. The meeting was called to order by Aubreyonna McGill and roll call was answered by 21 members with five visitors present. American Pledge was led by McKinley McClure and minutes from the last meeting were given by Emily Lewis.

The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) open enrollment period begins today and ends Dec. 15, 2018, for Iowans purchasing or changing their ACA individual health coverage to become effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Cargill in Eddyville, Iowa recently donated $2,000 to the Albia, Centerville, Knoxville, and Pleasantville FFA chapters to help support their Feed the Farmer Day on Oct. 20. This initiative provided meals to farmers in four area communities during the harvest, since many farmers don’t take t…

It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas giving. Operation Santa has kicked off another year. The Operation Santa Committee has begun planning for this year’s distribution.

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The four-year-old preschoolers at Kids World are participating in a Food Truck Project. A project is an investigation of a topic worth learning more about.  The children's interest in food trucks was sparked when they began playing the game, "Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco."

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Nov. 3, 1989, 2 a.m., all alone, and blind drunk, I fell through the glass top of my coffee table, cut myself to smithereens, and almost bled to death. Like an Iowa tornado ripping through a slum, laying the ground work for reconstruction, my whole life changed for the better. They say you h…

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Pictured are some of the donuts that were for sale at Main Street Donuts new Centerville store Saturday morning, Nov. 3. Main Street Donuts had a soft opening of their Centerville store Friday, Nov. 2 followed by a Grand Opening Saturday, Nov. 3. Located at 126 N. 12th St. on the southwest c…

Members of the Centerville Police Department handed out Smarties to Centerville High School students for wearing seat belts on Thursday, Oct. 25 while pulling into the school’s parking lot. The

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Suzanne Davis will bring the music of Carole King to Centerville on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, as the second show of the current series of concerts sponsored by the Centerville Concert Association.

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