DES MOINES (AP) — Like farmers throughout the Midwest, this spring's torrential rains turned Andrew Dunham's land into sticky muck that set him back nearly a month in planting his crops.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Witnesses, according to local police, reported a Centerville man was driving in excess of 80 mph down Drake Avenue before threatening someone with a shotgun, all while intoxicated.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

BLOOMFIELD — Terry Petary, the man charged a year ago with running over two children near Drakesville, has pleaded guilty.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

More than a quarter-million worth of bids were approved Monday by the Centerville School Board, as they finalized their construction projects for the summer.


OTTUMWA — Sheridan Klinginsmith, an Indian Hills Community College student from Centerville, is the winner of the IHCC Board of Trustees’ Annual Art Award.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Friday, June 07, 2019
Thursday, June 06, 2019

We would like to thank everyone who took time out of his or her busy day to come and donate the gift of life. Thank you so much, you truly make a difference. The turn out was great. Four people were first-time donors. There are so many lives saved from your generous donation.


As troops from the United States and allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago, Appanoose County boys played their part.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

In the first wave of soldiers onto Normandy 75 years ago was Richard Southern, of Moulton. He survived, while many of his fellow soldiers did not.

Monday, June 03, 2019

More than 70 citizens petition that the Appanoose County Board of Supervisors terminate their contract with a local organization for an upcoming comprehensive plan refresh.


Attendees of what was previously known as the Wine and Arts Festival will see a re-invented annual event this Saturday, with a new name.

OTTUMWA — Applications are now available for the 2019 Health Career Exploration Experience jointly sponsored by Indian Hills Community College and the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation. The Health Career Exploration Academy is a healthcare career and college prep immersion program open to h…

SEYMOUR — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be hosting a meeting regarding the delayed planting and prevented planting options currently facing area farmers.

MercyOne Centerville Medical Center generates 260 jobs that add $18,490 million to Appanoose County’s economy, according to the latest study by the Iowa Hospital Association. In addition, Mercy employees by themselves spend $4.4 million on retail sales and contribute $269,000 in state sales …

Osceola Mayor Thomas Kedley is hitting the campaign trail. The 31-year-old Republican educator filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission in May after the retirement announcement of Congressman Dave Loebsack but stated his focus would remain on his students until summer.

Friday, May 31, 2019

On a recent birdwatching trip to the woodlands of Appanoose County’s Sharon Bluffs Park, Johnson explained what birds he may see.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

RATHBUN — As downstream conditions permit, the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin flood water releases from Rathbun Lake in Iowa beginning Friday, May 31.  Releases are expected to start around 8 a.m. on Friday with a release of 1,500 cubic feet per second.

DES MOINES (AP) — Between the country's trade dispute with China and the seemingly endless storms that have drenched the central U.S., Iowa farmer Robb Ewoldt has had plenty of time to think about whether it's too late to plant this season, how much federal aid he might get if he does or whe…

Centerville High School Principal Jeremy Hissem has been hired as the new superintendent of Van Buren School District. His last day will be at the end of his contract, June 30.


If the eyes are a window to our souls, then local optometrist Dr. Tom Johnson may be our soul man.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Monday, May 27, 2019

The western portion of Appanoose County faces an enhanced risk for severe weather Tuesday.


IOWA CITY (AP) — A secretary at Iowa's school for juvenile offenders has been fired after using her job to purchase pain pills from a former student who later demanded monthly payments to keep quiet about the transaction, records show.

A regional partnership group made up of economic developers, chamber directors and staff from Indian Hills Community College has announced they are in the early stages of a regional talent attraction initiative. The goal of the project is to increase the available pool of workers across the …

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The two-mile extra-territorial zoning that has been so hotly opposed by most of the area's rural residents was approved Monday.


The municipal band will achieve a major milestone this summer: 150 years of local musicians providing live entertainment.


Tornado Alley has lived up to its name over the past week, and the storms show no sign of slowing down. Iowa will be at risk multiple times in the coming days.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds vetoed a measure Wednesday intended to stop the state's Democratic attorney general from filing or joining lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's policies, but she did so only after gaining an assurance the state's participation in such actions…

WEST DES MOINES – Thomas K. Lange of Centerville was honored for 40 years of dedication to funeral service during the 139th Annual Iowa Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) Convention held May 14-16, 2019 at the Prairie Meadows Hotel & Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa.


The 2019 Appanoose County Fair will be dedicated to David Haines, for his many years of involvement with the fair.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

OTTUMWA — County supervisors will protest Alliant Energy’s proposed rate hike with a letter to the Iowa Utilities Board.

Monday, May 20, 2019

The 143rd class of Centerville High School left Lakeview Gymnasium Sunday with diplomas in hand. A reported 87 members of the class received diplomas during the ceremony.

Fifty-seven years ago, on May 22, 1962, Continental Flight 11 traveling from Chicago to Kansas City crashed when a bomb exploded killing all 45 people on board. The actual explosion occurred over Unionville, Iowa. The plane's ending came in an alfalfa field 6 miles northwest of Unionville, M…


MOULTON — Moulton-Udell said farewell to their class of 2019 on Sunday afternoon in the high school gym as 12 students received their diplomas.

Friday, May 17, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019

On Monday, Centerville High School held its senior awards program at Simon Estes Auditorium. Between all scholarships and awards presented, a total of $229,446 in scholarship funding was presented to the soon-to-graduate seniors.

Nine students from the Indian Hills Community College Centerville campus were selected by faculty members to receive an Outstanding Student Award for 2019. The awards were presented during a special recognition ceremony prior to the Centerville campus graduation on May 15.

Parents of children who were involved in the Centerville school bus crash on April 10 spoke to the Centerville School Board on Monday. One parent indicated they had retained a lawyer.

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