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Monday, March 30, 2020

The local community of Centerville is putting together a “scoop the loop” event for individuals to get a brief social exercise during the coronavirus outbreak that has in essence squashed social practices.

Sunday, March 29, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020

The June 2 primary will feature contested races for both Democrats and Republicans in Appanoose County between the federal, state and local races to set the ballot for this fall's general elections.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Monday, March 23, 2020
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, the Daily Iowegian office will be closed to the public effective immediately until further notice.


A group of local volunteers are firing up the sewing machines, producing masks out of elastic and fabric to donate to local medical professionals and first responders.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Being tested for the novel coronavirus at the center of a worldwide pandemic is no given in Iowa. However, local officials say there have been people tested locally and those tests have been negative.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The energy companies that serve most residents of Appanoose County will suspend disconnections for non-payment and waive late fees during the coronavirus crisis.

The Iowa Economic Development Authority is asking business owners to fill out a survey on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A couple of years ago, the presidents of Iowa’s 15 community college districts approved so-called transfer majors, discipline-based areas within a division where students can have an increased focus as they look ahead to getting their four-year degree.

There has not yet been a positive test for coronavirus in Appanoose County or the surrounding area, local officials said Wednesday.

The novel coronavirus has us all on edge. Thus we want to fill you in on how the Daily Iowegian staff is hard at work covering the story locally to inform you with accurate and timely news about the disease.

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There is no indication that grocery stores will be shutting down during the coronavirus outbreak, Sheriff Gary Anderson said Wednesday.

OTTUMWA — For the first time in 2020, the Storm Prediction Center believes there’s a real chance of severe weather in Iowa this week.

OTTUMWA — Many blood drives at schools and businesses have been canceled in recent days. Schools are closed and businesses are altering their approaches to limit the number of people employees come in contact with.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds announced assistance for workers and employers impacted by layoffs related to COVID-19. The guidance includes information for employees filing for unemployment insurance claims, as well as information on programs available for employers.

The Moravia and Seymour School Districts have announced their meals program during the four-week shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Elderly are among the most vulnerable victims of the coronavirus. As a result, stories are beginning to adjust their hours to offer exclusive windows for the elderly to shop.


Grab and go-style breakfasts and lunches from the Centerville School District to students will be available beginning Wednesday during the four-week closure due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Monday, March 16, 2020
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The Centerville Community School and Moulton-Udell School Districts confirmed Monday they will close schools for the next four weeks. Moravia and Seymour School districts are closed “until further notice.”

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — A Dallas County resident who hadn't traveled out of state has tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first “community spread” of the virus in Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Saturday night.

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Centerville School District has canceled the Howar Middle School's spring play, scheduled to begin tonight.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

As colleges around Iowa have begun shifting to online classes on a temporary basis, Indian Hills Community College hasn’t adopted similar changes yet.

As professional and colleges sports leagues have steadily canceled games over Wednesday and Thursday, the high school ranks are beginning to see much the same.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Workers have begun repairs to the east side of The Ritz building on the Centerville square. The project is grant funded and aims to shore up the building’s integrity.


Two nursing homes in Centerville have closed to “non-essential visitors” as coronavirus fears mount and cases in Iowa begin to rise.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Monday, March 09, 2020

Drama students at Centerville High School performed "Arrivals and Departures" for their spring play at Simon Estes Auditorium on Friday and Saturday. The play included various stressful and comedic stories that surround the experience of flying on a commercial flight. More photos are online …

Saturday, March 07, 2020

SEYMOUR — The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says a Kirksville man was found dead after police suspected he burglarized a Seymour home Friday night. A second suspect was arrested.

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Not uncommon amongst the community gossip mill has been discussion that Indian Hills Community College longs to close the Centerville campus.


The Centerville High School Drama Department will be presenting the comedy/drama, “Arrivals and Departures” by Jane and Jim Jeffries on Friday March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.

The Centerville High School Jazz Band took top honors in Class 3A in the 28th Annual Indian Hills Community College JAZZFEST. The event brought together bands from inside and outside IHCC’s 10-county district.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Indian Hills Community College tipped the cap to its rich diversity of its Centerville campus Wednesday afternoon with their International Tasting Day.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

As area manufacturers continue to pump millions of dollars into sophisticated machines used in their facilities, they struggle to find the workforce that can maintain them. A new program at Indian Hills Community College is hoping to help address that.

Monday, March 02, 2020

The Centerville City Council approved next fiscal year’s budget while also approving more than $23,000 in requests for money from the city’s tourism grant fund.

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