Thursday, October 17, 2019

Home Care Aide Day was held at the Appanoose Country Club on Sept. 17. Twenty-three home care aides from Appanoose, Wayne, Monroe, and Lucas attended a luncheon and program as a thank you for their dedication and care they give to the ill, handicapped, elderly and veterans in their community…

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Study is continuing on whether the district will again offer early retirement to its staff. In recent times, the program was offered as the district was nearing financial distress. Better times financially is prompting a review of whether the program is needed.

RATHBUN LAKE — Campers looking to stay in many of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-managed spots at Rathbun Lake will have a new procedure to follow.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Iowa Department of Public Safety vehicles sustained a five-year high of $849,878 worth of damage in 220 incidents in 2018, department officials said.

Monday, October 14, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019

Fewer than half of the vehicles from the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s two largest law enforcement divisions were equipped to give officers the option of locking up weapons in those vehicles with designated equipment such as locking rifle racks or handgun vaults as recently as May 2019,…

Thursday, October 10, 2019

It's fire prevention this week, which has included several presentations by Centerville Fire and Rescue with Centerville school children. Pictured are photos from those presentations. Centerville students in preschool through third grade attended a presentation this week which included a tal…

Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Monday, October 07, 2019
Friday, October 04, 2019

DES MOINES — As the public hearing on Alliant Energy’s request looms, the company is saying it has a partial settlement agreement for a lower increase than requested. The announcement by Alliant said the increases for Iowa customers will be lower, but did not reveal a figure for the new rate.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

On a late September afternoon, while Centerville squared itself for the annual celebration of pancakes, parades, queen contests, school bands, and more pancakes, a city within the city was silent.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa judge has upheld voter ID as allowable under the Iowa Constitution but struck down as unconstitutional portions of a 2017 voting reform law challenged by a Hispanic civil rights group and an Iowa State University student.

OTTUMWA — The unseasonably hot weather will break tonight as storms move back into southeast Iowa. Some of the storms could be severe.

Monday, September 30, 2019

OTTUMWA — In July, Iowa Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks said she was thinking about running for Congress in the wake of Rep. Dave Loebsack’s decision not to seek re-election in 2020. Six weeks later, she’s in.

Friday, September 27, 2019

The Rathbun Land and Water Alliance held their Fourth Annual Farm to Faucet Landowner Appreciation and Water Treatment Plant Tour on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Rathbun Regional Water Association Water Treatment Plant near Centerville.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The general election, which will include cities and schools, is upcoming Nov. 5. After the filing deadline has passed recently, the Appanoose County auditor released those who have filed for each race.


Aubreyonna McGill is the seventeen-year-old daughter of Will and Thilea McGill. She is a senior at Centerville High School. McGill is active in Student Council as a committee head, National Honor Society, volleyball, track manager, FFA and is the FFA President. She is also in 4-H, Youth Coun…

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

In response to concerns over ongoing levee assessments and repairs along the lower Chariton River and the Missouri River, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District will not conduct the previously announced increased releases from Rathbun Lake.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019

OTTUMWA — Severe weather is possible for the area on Saturday, but that’s not forecasters’ main concern.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Ronald McDonald House recently received a $5,000 donation from Hy-Vee, Inc. to provide Home Away From Homes for out of town families with critically ill children. Family’s travel to Des Moines to seek the medical care needed to treat and manage their child’s illness.

Wayne County Hospital was recently nominated to the Des Moines Register as one of the best places to work in Iowa. After a robust survey of our employees and providers was obtained, they agreed.

DES MOINES — A Bloomfield man convicted after he admitted shooting his father twice made a bid for a new sentencing before the Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

ALBIA — Jury selection is slated to begin today at the Monroe County Courthouse, where a Centerville woman will be tried on murder and arson charges this week.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Centerville Schools have alerted parents through social media, e-mail and text notifications that a faulty smoke detector briefly caused the school to be evacuated on Monday.

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Centerville residents Dr. Kathy (Jewett) Lange and Lottie Wilson received awards at Indian Hills Community College’s Staff Day event that kicked off the new academic year.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

OTTUMWA — A large swath of Iowa, including the Ottumwa area, could see strong storms Thursday.


RURAL CENTERVILLE — No injuries were reported after a fire caused approximately $20,000 in damage to a rural home Tuesday.

Current interest rates have prompted the Centerville Community School District to begin the process of refinancing about $3.15 million in bonds.

ALBIA — A pedestrian on Highway 34 east of Albia was struck by a vehicle early Wednesday morning and killed.

Monday, September 09, 2019

The town of Moulton celebrated their annual Jamboree Thursday-Saturday, which coincided with the town's 150th birthday. The theme — "A Century of Service" — acknowledged the 100th birthday of the Moulton American Legion Burl McClure Post No. 280. See more photos online at

Friday, September 06, 2019

The Seymour Warriorettes volleyball team helped christen the school's new gymnasium Thursday with a 3-0 victory. The school lost their previous gymnasium in an EF-2 tornado in March 2017. The gymnasium was completed for the upcoming school year. In the interim, Seymour had competed in other …

Thursday, September 05, 2019

In an analysis presented by city leadership Monday, it’s too early to tell if the less than one-year-old city-run ambulance service will make or lose money.

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