KNOXVILLE — Wrapped in the reds, whites and blues of a new quilt, Myles Murphy uncovered a couple of military memories Monday during a ceremony at Knoxville High School.

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Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part series. The next part will feature local veterans explaining why the American Legion is important to them and what the American Legion does in the community.

A late-night traffic stop got dicey for a Centerville Police Officer, who fired his weapon at a dog he said charged him.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel's Rus…

Around 30 volunteers came together Saturday, Nov. 3 to hold a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for Appanoose County animals at Centerville City Hall.

OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa Christian School students tugged on hairnets and listened attentively as Georgie Filber with Meals from the Heartland demonstrated how to package the food staples laid out before them.

CLINTON — Clinton County, like other counties across the state, is facing a shortage of child care options available for working parents.

PELLA — Voices were raised, along with plenty of opinions on Monday night, as the agency responsible for building a regional airport held a public hearing in Pella about acquiring Mahaska County land for the project.

PELLA — The wind was having fun Sunday with Lil Terpstra’s lace veil as she stood in Oakwood Cemetery, but her oorblikjes were standing the tests of weather and time.

OSKALOOSA — High school students used their math and science skills as they got their hands dirty while working at the Habitat for Humanity house at 1212 First Ave. W.

The Centerville School District may privatize their driver’s education classes after hearing proposals from two companies during a work session Monday.

OTTUMWA — In some ways, low unemployment creates problems. When your company wants to grow, for example, there’s no one left to hire. That, of course, is good news for those who like having a job.

Rain held off long enough for the Big Parade, but not long after the awards for best band and float were handed out it began to sprinkle, signaling a rainy afternoon and evening to come.

PELLA — Howard Jaarsma wasn’t big on school, but he loved to learn. The Pella baker, who died Sept. 17 at age 88, also taught his family plenty about work and life, his son, Michael said.

POLK CITY — Charlie Lee’s big family left Lake Red Rock without him on June 15, the day he drowned. On Saturday, they adopted Nate Thayer, the boater who saved many of their lives that afternoon.

PELLA — More than 250 people packed into an an auditorium Sept. 13 to hear Dirk Van Leenen talk about hiding Jews from Nazis during World War II. The overflow crowd wasn’t a fourth the number of people that he and his family saved from the Holocaust.

OSKALOOSA — Beautiful weather offered young and old alike the opportunity to attend the 53rd Annual Fall Festival held at Nelson Pioneer Farm on Saturday.

The Save Our Square project is continuing to move forward in the pursuit of $400,000 in Great Places grant money to help rehabilitate and preserve buildings around the Centerville Square.

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OTTUMWA — If you want to help others, and if you want to preach love, then you have to get involved. That was part of the advice from a senior minister to the reverend he says is Iowa's first African-American woman to lead a Baptist church.

PELLA — Housing needs outweighed parking concerns Monday as the Pella Planning and Zoning Commission voted to rezone the former Webster School site, pushing forward a planned $17 million development.

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Within two years, upwards of 150 wind turbines may be spinning across portions of Appanoose, Davis and Schuyler Counties.

In May 2016, employees at the Centerville Bemis Manufacturing facility voted to unionize. Judging by filings to the National Labor Relations Board, things haven't gone all that well.

CLINTON — The Iowa Department of Transportation has officially approved a corridor preservation zone in relation to U.S. 63 in Mahaska County. 

MAQUOKETA – Maquoketa Caves State Park will open for visitors, including campers, on Aug. 24, just in time for fall travelers and outdoor enthusiasts.

KNOXVILLE — Three boys headed home from a Wal-Mart run jumped into action after an SUV rear-ended a tractor Aug. 1 on Highway 5/92 west of Knoxville.

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OTTUMWA — The Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled that driving drunk can be job-related misconduct, even if the incident occurs on the employee’s own time.

Centerville Community Preschool has received new playground equipment that will be better suited to the younger children that attend the school.

OSKALOOSA — A laser-cut metal man keeps watch over Old White Cemetery from his position on a newly-placed archway.

Students at Centerville Schools will have between two and four refreshers in active shooter training this coming school year, police chief Tom Demry said.

Appanoose County will join a nationwide lawsuit against the United States government over underpaid funds to cover lost property taxes for federally owned land.

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