Thursday, August 22, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Public health officials say there has been increases of methamphetamine and opioid use in Appanoose County, as well as diagnosis of hepatitis C. The increase has led to the state public health office to schedule a town hall for later this month.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019

OTTUMWA — The first show of the new academic year at the Indian Hills Art Gallery opens on Aug. 26. Entitled “Entangled” it will be an exhibition of mixed media sculptures by Judy Bales. According to the artist, “the works allude to the parallel complexity of humans and their interactions wi…

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rathbun Lake will be conducting their annual duck blind drawing. The drawing will be conducted this year using applications by e-mail or in person. Applicants will submit their top-two site number preferences by email or in person.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

One of the two men that police charged with an April robbery of Yesway in Centerville was found not guilty by an Appanoose County Jury Thursday.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

This week’s ruling by a magistrate judge to dismiss two of the county’s three cases aiming to clear up concerns from several audits was disappointing to Appanoose County Supervisor Mark Waits.


Farmers reported to Sen. Joni Ernst that due to tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration, they now face commodity prices that don’t cover the cost of production.

In many cases for local governments, public hearings come and go with few if any comments. Monday’s hearing on a proposed renewal of a Centerville Community School District’s tax was an exception.

A Moravia man has been charged after police say he fled from them on foot in Centerville while discarding drugs and paraphernalia in his wake.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Flooding kept more than 14 million acres of Midwestern cropland from being successfully planted in 2019, accounting for nearly three out of every four acres nationally farmers were unable to plant.

RATHBUN LAKE — The algal bloom that's turned much of the Rathbun Lake water green is toxic, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed Friday afternoon.

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday in Appanoose County as part of her 99 County Tour for 2019. The town hall meeting is open to the public.

A judge has dismissed two court cases brought by Appanoose County against former Appanoose County Conservation Director Mark Hoffman and his daughter Amber Hoffman.


DES MOINES — With the Bill Riley Talent Show at the Iowa State Fair underway, several local acts have qualified to the semifinal round of the competition, as of Monday at noon.

Friday, August 09, 2019
Thursday, August 08, 2019

The Appanoose County Supervisors Monday voted to send off a farm-to-market joint and crack sealing project out for bid.

DES MOINES — A Fairfield judge is among three people selected by the Iowa Court of Appeals nominating commission as a potential successor Judge Gayle Vogel.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

RATHBUN LAKE — On July 20, only 48 hours after Rathbun Lake Marina celebrated the completion of their iconic 52-foot lighthouse, gale-force winds howled through the Marina’s harbor tossing boats and twisting steel docks like aluminum foil. The celebratory mood throughout the Marina hailing t…

Monday, August 05, 2019

RATHBUN LAKE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating potentially toxic algae blooms that have been found at numerous locations at Rathbun Lake, and has closed two of their beaches temporarily as a precaution.


Indian Hills Community College and Chariton Valley Regional Housing Trust Fund held an open house with students, faculty and the community to celebrate the construction of their sixth home.


NEAR CENTERVILLE — Local law enforcement found two bodies on a rail car from Mexico in rural Appanoose County Friday, they said in a press release Monday morning.

The Morris Brothers of Appanoose County will be inducted into the 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 18.

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Enthusiastic Democrats from seven south-central counties will gather for the 6th annual 7-County Democratic Rally and Fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 2-5 p.m.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds' refusal to specify why she forced the head of the Iowa Department of Human Services to resign has prompted accusations that she's violating a 2017 law requiring the state to disclose why it has fired employees or officials.

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Rodney Perry, of Moravia, is one of the twenty auctioneers who will compete in the 2019 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Contest during the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

A trial has been set for November in the case against a Centerville mother accused of child endangerment causing death.


The power of love between a rescue dog and a local woman has placed Appanoose County on the brink of opening its own humane animal rescue shelter.

Friday, August 02, 2019

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A board has ordered the reinstatement of an Iowa employee who was fired in 2017 after sending sexual text messages, including an unwanted photo of a penis, to a saleswoman for a state vendor.

Thursday, August 01, 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Morris Brothers of Appanoose County will be inducted into the 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 18.

Enthusiastic Democrats from seven south-central counties will gather for the 6th annual 7-County Democratic Rally and Fundraiser on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 2-5 p.m.


IOWA CITY (AP) — The ousted Iowa Department of Human Services director will pursue a wrongful termination lawsuit, alleging he was let go after objecting to a pay arrangement for the governor's deputy chief of staff, his lawyer said Wednesday.


A majestic lighthouse symbolizes the way forward, illuminating the dark so travelers can navigate their way safely around the obstacles and the uncertain waters of life. The keepers of the lighthouse are noble, independent people of strong character.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

A partnership between Indian Hills Community College and the Chariton Valley Regional Housing Trust Fund has resulted in another addition to the list of affordable homes in Centerville. The latest house built by the IHCC Construction Technology program, located at 721 North Haynes Avenue, wi…

Christine Wilson, 43, of Moravia, has been charged with two counts of fraudulent submissions, a class D felony, following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Midwest wildlife officials gathered Wednesday to discuss how they might better combat chronic wasting disease, which has been spreading through the region's deer herds with no end in sight.

Monday, July 22, 2019

For the second time in three years, Centerville is preparing to swell three times its population size. Estimates of 16,000 RAGBRAI bikers spent an overnight in Appanoose County’s seat almost three years ago to the day.

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