Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ahead of a Monday meeting that will discuss the city’s removal of a nativity scene from its property, more than 600 have signed an online petition requesting it be restored to the courthouse lawn.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A $50,000 payout has enticed nearly a dozen Centerville School District employees to retire early.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Hundreds of comments were posted Monday and Tuesday with many chastising a decision to remove a nativity scene that had been placed on the courthouse lawn.

OTTUMWA — Revenues for Indian Hills Community College dropped a little more than 2 percent in the 2019 fiscal year, according to an audit report released by the State Auditor’s Office.

Monday, December 09, 2019
Friday, December 06, 2019

Third and fourth grade students from the Centerville Community School District gathered on stage Thursday at Simon Estes Auditorium to perform several holiday tunes. The round of Christmastime concerts continued Thursday with the fourth and fifth grade students performing at Simon Estes Audi…

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Sponsored for the fourth year by the Moravia Community Betterment committee, this year’s Tour of Homes has been reinvented.


MOULTON — A Moulton man has been charged with attempted murder after law enforcement said he shot another man in the head Wednesday night. The victim is reportedly in stable condition.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Central Elementary School's kindergarten and first grade classes spread some holiday cheer Tuesday with their annual winter concert at Simon Estes Auditorium.

A judge went against a sentencing recommendation included in a plea agreement in a child endangerment case involving the death of an 11-month-old child in Centerville earlier this year.

Monday, December 02, 2019

The Appanoose County Board of Supervisors terminated an employee who handled information technology, zoning and geographical information after a human resources investigation.


A new jail and law enforcement center could be brought to a vote as soon as March. The new proposal will trim back the bed count and also be funded through local sales tax revenues, thus not raising property taxes.

Friday, November 29, 2019

The region’s farmers are feeling relief after a difficult growing season, but manmade factors cast an ominous cloud over the rural economy.

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The woman who was severely injured in an Appanoose County accident last week has since died, authorities confirmed Tuesday.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Snowfall that could top eight inches on Tuesday is expected to mostly target northwest Iowa, and leave southeastern Iowa with little more than a dusting if anything.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Three new faces joined the Centerville Community School Board Monday for the district’s regular and organizational meeting.


With a generous donation from Mr. and Mrs. Brad Wardlow, and a matching contribution from the MercyOne Centerville Auxiliary as well as a gift from the Appanoose County Heart Association, MercyOne Centerville Medical Center purchased a new exercise bike for the Cardiac Rehabilitation service.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The results of races that crossed county lines were approved in a second tier canvass of results Monday by the Appanoose County Board of Supervisors.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Nine from the area joined four others traveling along with Don Gier, owner of Smokin’ Hot in Centerville, to Washington, D.C. on Nov. 9. They attended a pro-vaping rally at the capitol, which included a flyover by President Donald Trump. Nearly 5,000 attended the rally in protest of vaping r…

Friday, November 15, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Main Street Centerville was awarded a $75,000 grant for their “Putting back the Ritz“ project. The funds, along with a local match, will fund a significant stabilization project on the square building.

Appanoose Community Care Services has decided to put together a program to provide the elderly in our community with Christmas gifts. The program will be called “Adopt a Grandparent.” A tree will located at the care services’ office with tags providing gender, age, and items they wish for. O…

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Barbara Pasa faces sentencing following a jury conviction for murder and arson on Friday. On the same day, judge will hear arguments in a motion by her lawyers for a new trial.

Monday, November 11, 2019

The Centerville Community School District on Friday held their annual Veterans Day assembly in the Lakeview Gymnasium. The assembly is attended by students district wide, with those in other buildings being bused in to attend the service. The assembly featured Dan Maeder, the battalion comma…


The hum and noise of power generators, once more common in northern Centerville, has been replaced this month with sounds of clanging metal and bulldozers.

Friday, November 08, 2019
Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Election turnout for local schools appears higher following Tuesday’s election, the first time city and school decision makers were voted for on the same night.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Appanoose County citizens overwhelmingly supported the renewal of the EMS income surtax levy, which provides funding to local first responders.

Tuesday’s vote counting showed that Darrin Hamilton was elected narrowly to a third term to the Centerville City Council, defeating challenger Scott Buban.


Results of local elections on Nov. 5, 2019. Polls close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and results will be reported below as they are tallied.

Monday, November 04, 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019

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