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Find the home of your dreams

Monday, July 24, 2017

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions a person can make. A good realtor can help guide you through this complicated and often...
Access to the latest internet technology

Monday, July 17, 2017

Though it’s only been around for about 25 years, the internet has transformed the way people connect with one another and find information. Many people...
Life is better by the lake

Monday, July 10, 2017

When one pictures Iowa, pristine lakes don’t generally come to mind. That’s part of what makes Sundown Lake such a gem. Located only 7 miles...
Protecting those who protect the public

Monday, July 03, 2017

Every day, police officers work to protect and serve the public. Sometimes their lives are put at risk while in the line of duty. Blake Waldrop,...
Building Recreational Opportunities

Monday, May 22, 2017

Research has demonstrated the many benefits of parks for health and wellness. People who regularly visit parks are leaner and tend visit the doctor less....
Sustainable New Home Construction

Monday, May 15, 2017

  The availability of affordable housing decreased in nearly half of all U.S. counties from 2000 to 2013, according to an NPR analysis of Urban Institute...
A Fresh Coat of Paint Can Do Wonders

Monday, May 08, 2017

Exterior paint is one of the simplest and most effective strategies for home improvement. It not only freshens up the look of a house, it...
Help with Home Repairs and Upkeep

Monday, May 01, 2017

Home maintenance and upkeep can be expensive. Twenty-five percent of homeowners said they couldn’t afford a major household repair in a recent HomeServe USA survey. Thankfully,...
Investing in resident health

Monday, April 24, 2017

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. It's a full-body workout that is gentle on the joints, which makes it appealing for all...
Giving homeowners a hand

Monday, April 17, 2017

Experts advise setting aside 1 percent of the purchase price of your home for ongoing maintenance. But that’s easier said than done. It’s easy for...
Ensuring safe and affordable housing

Monday, April 10, 2017

In the last couple of decades, affordable housing has become increasingly difficult to find. It's not uncommon for lower income households to spend 50 percent...
Appanoose County takes care of veterans

Monday, April 03, 2017

Transitioning back to a civilian life after years in military service can be a daunting task for veterans. Finding gainful employment is one of the...
Fogle True Value receives award

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

DES MOINES — State Rep. Larry Sheets, R-Moulton, recently had the opportunity of honoring Steve and Leona Fogle for their Fogle True Value store in...
AEDC Appreciates U.S. Bank Being A Member

Monday, March 13, 2017

  At U.S. Bank, employees invest their time, resources and passion for the communities they operate in. At the U.S. Bank in Centerville, their commitment to...
AEDC Appreciates Walmart Being a Member

Monday, March 06, 2017

Walmart is a common household name, but not everybody knows that Walmart is a significant member and partner in the Appanoose Economic Development Corporation. Located...
Historic Courthouse Square District

Monday, February 27, 2017

Centerville’s entire Square is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of the significance that the Square plays in the development of Centerville...
Come Visit The Shoppes at Bradley Hall!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Bradley Hall provides a truly special experience for shoppers by offering a distinct mix of antiquities, primitives, specialty gifts, seasonal and everyday decor, quality hand-crafted...
Rathbun Fish Hatchery - Stock the State

Monday, February 13, 2017

The Rathbun Fish Hatchery is a unique, but not a new project to Appanoose County through the production of warm water fingerlings. The Rathbun Fish...
AEDC Appreciates Lee Container Being A Member

Monday, February 06, 2017

Lee Container, based in Homerville, GA manufacturers high-density polyethylene plastic containers for crop protection, lubricants, pet care, beverages, and industrial and household chemicals from facilities...
Historic Appanoose County Courthouse

Monday, January 23, 2017

The historical significance of the City of Centerville’s Square is the Appanoose County Courthouse. Located in the Courthouse Square Historic District, the Appanoose County Courthouse...
Centerville - A Main Street Iowa Community

Monday, January 09, 2017

As an Iowa Main Street Community, Centerville works with Main Street Iowa to improve the social and economic well-being of Iowa’s communities by capitalizing on...
AEDC Appreciates Alliant Energy Being A Member

Monday, January 02, 2017

Appanoose Economic Development Corporation is proud to know that many communities in Appanoose County are served by Alliant Energy. Centerville, Plano, Mystic, Rathbun, Numa, Cincinnati,...
Centerville - A Historic Square

Monday, December 26, 2016

With many architectural styles, such as Gothic, Queen Anne, and Romanesque, the world’s largest continuous town square is in Centerville, Iowa. This impressive designation was...
Buck Creek Cabins - Come Enjoy Yourself

Monday, December 19, 2016

Rathbun Lake in Appanoose County, situated approximately 8 miles northwest of Centerville, is home to Buck Creek Cabins. Buck Creek Cabins are located ¼ mile...
SHOP CENTERVILLE: Third best downtown in Iowa

Sunday, December 18, 2016

By Michael Schaffer Managing Editor The Iowa Tourism Office in a Dec. 2 Travel Iowa email proclaimed Centerville to be the third best must shop downtown district...
Flower-Tique to add bakery in 2017

Sunday, December 18, 2016

By Michael Schaffer Managing Editor Flower-Tique owner Amy Rinehart Saturday, Dec. 3 said she is purchasing Laura Brown’s bakery business and she plans to add it to...
New Centerville city administrator coming mid-January

Sunday, December 18, 2016

By Michael Schaffer Managing Editor Late Saturday evening the Centerville City Council decided to offer the vacant city administrator position to Jason Fraser, a former Centerville resident...
Welcome Our New Member - Super 8 Motel

Monday, December 12, 2016

Appanoose Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) would like the pleasure of introducing our newest member, Super 8 Motel. Super 8 is located in Centerville, Iowa and...
Honey Creek Resort - Your Next Luxury

Monday, November 28, 2016

Honey Creek Resort is nestled on Rathbun Lake in Honey Creek State Park and is filled with amenities for recreational activities and vacationers. The beautiful...
Appanoose Economic Development Corporation

Monday, November 14, 2016

Appanoose Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) provides an opportunity for leaders and businesses who strive for the local economy to prosper, to invest in the organization...
Welcome Our New Member - Iowa Staffing

Monday, November 07, 2016

Appanoose Economic Development Corporation would like to welcome one of the newest members of the organization, Iowa Staffing. Iowa Staffing, based in Clive, Iowa, has...
Fogle True Value open at new location

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Fogle True Value Monday morning marked the beginning of a new era in Centerville with its first day open at their larger store at 1101...
New Senior Lofts are a go!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Currently in progress, the construction of new Senior Lofts are coming to the City of Centerville. This project is in progress because of the diligence,...
Be Active At Rathbun Lake

Monday, October 17, 2016

Rathbun Lake, a 11,000 acre recreational opportunity, is situated 8 miles northwest of Centerville, Iowa in Appanoose County. Over 1 million visitors visit the lake...
Team effort produces third house

Friday, October 14, 2016

Chariton Valley Regional Housing Trust Fund and Indian Hills Community College together are hosting an open house Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2...
Chamber director thanks event volunteers

Friday, October 07, 2016

By Michael Schaffer Managing Editor Daily Iowegian Sarah Lind, Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce director, Monday night during the Centerville City Council meeting, thanked the volunteers who...
AEDC Appreciates Bemis Being A Member

Monday, October 03, 2016

Located in Centerville, Iowa, Bemis is a wonderful employer committed to being an excellent partner to the Appanoose Economic Development Corporation (AEDC). Bemis provides exceptional...
Hunting in Appanoose County

Monday, October 03, 2016

Appanoose County is a prime location to hunt whitetail deer, pheasant, turkey, and quail. Located in Appanoose County are 12,000 acres of public hunting grounds...
Faris delivers AEDC quarterly update

Thursday, September 22, 2016

By Michael Schaffer Managing Editor Tod Faris, the executive director of the Appanoose Economic Development Corporation, Monday night delivered the quarterly AEDC highlights for June through September...
Gov. Branstad visits RMA Armament

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

By Kyle Ocker Associate Editor RMA Armament has been operational for about two months now at their new location in Centerville at what used to be...
Loebsack’s office helped local business

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Lawmaker visited business after office aided in Medicare application By Kyle Ocker Associate Editor One Centerville business says they wouldn’t be open if not for the help...
Watch out, Casey's. Here comes Yesway

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Yesway, a new chain of convenience stores, is establishing itself in Iowa with hopes of becoming a staple in small towns, starting with 21 former Kum...
IHCC, Opportunity2 look at changing workforce

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sixty-five educators from Southeast Iowa, ranging from elementary, middle, and high school teachers to counselors and school administrators, recently completed a four-day workshop. It was...
Why Iowa?

Friday, July 15, 2016

If you think Iowa is about corn, you're right.  It's our gold, our oil…it helps fuel an economy that's robust and growing.  If, however, you...
Iowa economy grew by 2 percent last year

Friday, July 15, 2016

Iowa's gross domestic product for 2015 totaled $174 billion, a 2 percent increase from 2014, according to a report from the Legislative Services Agency, an...
Lee once again 'Partners in Quality'

Monday, May 23, 2016

Lee Container Corporation has received Syngenta’s "2015 Partners in Quality" award for the eighth year in a row. On May 10, a delegation of Syngenta...
Centerville hires interim superintendent

Monday, May 23, 2016

Thomas Rubel was offered a contract to become the Centerville Community School District’s interim superintendent during a special board meeting held Wednesday evening. Rubel has been...
Get to know NAI Electrical Contractors

Monday, May 16, 2016

NAI Electrical Contractors was formed in Ames, Iowa, in 1985 with 15 employees. NAI has grown from a local electrical contractor shop to one of...
Get to know Tresemer Physical Therapy, Inc.

Monday, May 02, 2016

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, physical therapy is a healthcare profession that helps patients “ in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal...
Get to know Community 1st Credit Union

Monday, April 18, 2016

Community 1st Credit Union, located at 999 N. 18th in Centerville, Iowa, has its roots in Ottumwa, Iowa, during the Great Depression. In 1936, 12...
Unemployment rate lowest in 16 years

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Appanoose Economic Development Corporation's executive director, Tod Faris, after researching unemployment rates, determined the rate for Appanoose County at the start of 2016 was the...
Get to know Hillphoenix in Centerville

Monday, April 04, 2016

There are all sorts of things we take for granted that, when they were invented, were absolutely revolutionary. Refrigeration is one of those things, and...
Get to know C&C Machining in Centerville

Monday, March 21, 2016

Machining is the process of taking raw materials (metal, wood, plastic, etc.) and cutting away excess material in order to create specific forms and shapes...
RMA Armament moving into armory

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Centerville's newest manufacturer began moving machinery into the former National Guard Armory on Dewey Road last week. On Thursday, tractor trailers with presses and other machines...
Iowa's unemployment rate remains at 3.5 percent

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in January, the same as the revised December rate, Iowa Workforce Development reported. Iowa's jobless rate was 3.8 percent...
Iowans size up prospects for doing business in Cuba

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Iowa business representatives and economic development officials have mixed predictions on the prospects for doing business with Cuba, The Des Moines Register reported. Tom Swegle, CEO of...
IEDA board approves award to RMA Armament

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The Iowa Economic Development Authority board Friday awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to six companies for job creation and expansion projects. These awards...
Get to know Schmidt Family Funeral Homes

Monday, March 07, 2016

Schmidt Family Funeral Homes are dedicated to providing meaningful memorial celebrations for the families of the departed. Schmidt operates out of two locations in Appanoose...
Get to know Owl Pharmacy

Monday, February 29, 2016

Owl Pharmacy has a longevity that many businesses aspire to. Founded by R.A. McKee in 1893 as part of The Continental Hotel, the pharmacy is...
Get to know Jef-Scot Metal Industries

Monday, February 22, 2016

Jef-Scot Metal Industries is a foundry in Centerville, Iowa, that “makes sand and clay mold aluminium castings for companies like John Deere in Ottumwa and...
Productive trolling at Rathbun Lake

Monday, February 15, 2016

Context is everything. If you run across the term “trolling” online, it often refers to someone making nasty comments on social media. The same term...
Get to know Motel 60 & Villa

Monday, January 25, 2016

Motel 60 & Villa is “the largest and newest motel in southern Iowa” and offers guests a long list of amenities. Located on Highway 5...
Get to know Centerville, Iowa

Monday, January 04, 2016

Centerville is the county seat of Appanoose County, Iowa. The city, which was appropriately located near the center of the county in 1844, was originally...
Get to know U.S. Bank

Monday, December 28, 2015

U.S. Bancorp (a.k.a. U.S. Bank) is a financial services holding company, and parent to U.S. Bank National Association, that serves 25 Western and Midwestern states,...
Get to know Walmart in Centerville, Iowa

Monday, December 21, 2015

The very first Walmart store was opened by Sam Walton in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas. Sam Walton’s vision was to provide a department store experience...
Area nonprofits receive $22,000 in grants

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Eleven area nonprofit organizations are receiving community grants totaling $22,000 from the Alliant Energy Foundation in the second of its two 2015 giving cycles. Click here...
Iowa's Gov. Branstad sets longevity record

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is about to enter the political record books as the longest serving governor in American history, dating all the way back...
Get to know Appanoose County, Iowa

Monday, December 07, 2015

Appanoose County is a roughly square county covering 497.29 square miles of land in south-central Iowa, with its southern border running along the state of...
Get to know Lee Container

Monday, November 23, 2015

Ever pick up a bottle of motor oil or plastic container of agricultural chemicals and wonder where it came from? Not the oil or the...
Revers takes reins as new Chamber director

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Sarah Revers, 30, of Centerville, took over the role of executive director Monday, Nov....
The oldest buildings in Centerville, Iowa

Monday, November 09, 2015

When it comes to forming governments, one of the priority tasks is figuring out how to keep order and deal with criminal behavior. Appanoose County...
Get to know Alliant Energy

Monday, November 02, 2015

The mission of Alliant Energy is “to deliver the energy and exceptional service that our customers and communities count on - safely, efficiently and responsibly.” Alliant generates and distributes electricity that serves 1 million customers in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. It also distributes natural gas to 420,000 customers in the same states and employs 4,200 people.
Deer hunting in Appanoose County

Monday, October 19, 2015

Did you know that at one point in Iowa’s history, whitetail deer were almost eliminated from the state? After settlers began populating the state in...
Get to know Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative

Monday, October 05, 2015

Northeast  Missouri Electric Power Cooperative (Northeast Power) “is a transmission cooperative comprised of eight Member-Distribution Cooperatives with five located in northeast Missouri and three in...
Free Pancakes!

Monday, September 21, 2015

What’s not to love about free pancakes? Centerville has an entire day devoted to this humble, sweet breakfast food. September 26, 2015, marks the 67th...
Get to know Mercy Medical Center

Monday, September 14, 2015

Mercy Medical Center, located at One St. Joseph’s Dr. in Centerville, Iowa, is a full-service medical facility, offering a wide range of services to patients....
Get to know Iowa Trust & Savings Bank

Monday, September 07, 2015

Iowa Trust & Savings Bank has been serving the communities of Centerville and Moravia, Iowa, and the surrounding area since 1896. Its Centerville location is...
Get to know Bemis, Inc.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Bemis, located at 1400 East Oneal Street in Centerville, Iowa, is a one branch of the larger Bemis Company, Inc. Bemis started in 1858 in...
Faris delivers report to City Council

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tod Faris, Appanoose Economic Development Corporation executive director, delivered a six month report to the Centerville City Council during their regular meeting Monday night at...
Iowa’s Ocean in Appanoose County

Monday, July 20, 2015

Iowa has an ocean. Bet you didn’t learn that in your geography class, but if you’re from Appanoose County, Iowa, you’ll know what body of...
Tournament fishing on Rathbun Lake

Monday, July 13, 2015

There are a number of benefits to sport fishing, including the relaxation that comes from being outdoors, the social bonding that occurs between fisherpeople, the...
Camping at Rathbun Lake

Monday, June 29, 2015

If you like camping, check out Rathbun Lake in the northwestern corner of Appanoose, Iowa. The lake, which is 11,000 acres, has over 700 campsites.   There...
Centerville’s unique berry

Monday, June 22, 2015

There are raspberries, strawberries, boysenberries, blueberries, and gooseberries, but what are tangleberries?   Tangleberries is a business located on the south side of Centerville’s historic Town Square,...
Nearly 200 show up for job fair

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A total of 18 businesses were represented at the event that drew nearly 200 people, many of whom filled out and turned in applications on...
Top STEM programs scale up in year four

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Iowa Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Advisory Council will reach more than 100,000 Iowa learners and 2,818 educators in year four of the...
'Taking Pride and Overcoming Adversity'

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce annual membership banquet Tuesday night at the Manhattan Restaurant was much more than the presentation of the Daily...
Jef-Scot Metal poised for major changes

Friday, February 20, 2015

Jef-Scot Metal Industries Inc. in Centerville by mid-year will have expanded production capabilities, will have more employees and will be its sole base of operations. Click...
AEDC elects new board member

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Appanoose Economic Development Corporation met Wednesday evening at the Majestic for their annual membership meeting. Click here for the complete article.
HCRSP on a financial roll

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Honey Creek Resort State Park at Rathbun Lake in northern Appanoose County is on a roll posting operating income in each of the last four...
Highlights from AEDC Report

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Tod Faris, executive director of the Appanoose Economic Development Corporation, delivered his quarterly report — August through October, 2014 — to the Centerville City Council...
Biochem tax credit pitched by economic agency

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Article By: Des Moines Register   |   Matthew Patane The state's economic development agency will pitch a new tax credit aimed at biochemical production during Iowa's next...
Former Walmart building sold

Monday, September 08, 2014

Article by Daily Iowegian The former Walmart occupied building at 1101 N. 18th St. in Centerville has been purchased by AIC Venture 1, a limited liability...
Faris graduates from statewide program

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Article By: The Daily Iowegian The Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation Monday announced that 39 Iowans graduated from the renowned Leadership Iowa program during...
Centerville Municipal receives grant

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Article By: The Daily Iowegian   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Dave Loebsack announced Wednesday that the Centerville Municipal Airport will receive a $158,400 grant from the U.S....
AEDC first quarter report

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Article By: The Daily Iowegian Tod Faris, Appanoose Economic Development Corporation executive director, issued this report for the first quarter of 2014. Governor’s Deer Hunt: The hunt...
Chamber Unveils Program at Banquet

Monday, April 07, 2014

Article By The Daily Iowegian   |   Krystal Fowler, Lifestyle Editor The annual Chamber of Commerce banquet was held at the Manhattan Restaurant Tuesday evening, with Chamber...
Chef lives dream of working with local food, farmers

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Article By: Iowa Farmer Today     Bob Newell worked at private clubs, city clubs, hospitals, retirement centers, colleges and restaurants before becoming executive chef at the...
Your Square Deal Expands

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Article By: Michael Schaffer, Managing Editor   |   The Daily Iowegian   A well-known Centerville business has changed its name, expanded its line of products, increased its showroom...
10 States Where Youth Rules 2013

Friday, November 08, 2013

by Richard Barrington  |  MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA     Where should a young person go today to make his or her fortune? With student loan burdens...
Morgan's Open for Business

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Article By: The Daily Iowegian   Square-goers may have noticed some commotion on the east side of the Historic Centerville Square in recent months. The commotion is...
Loebsack Tours Airport

Friday, September 06, 2013

Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack Wednesday afternoon toured the Centerville Municipal Airport and discussed the $439,002 Federal Aviation Administration grant the airport was recently awarded. The money...
Funds for Water Quality Improvement Projects

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

DES MOINES — A new program focused on preventing and cleaning up polluted runoff from city streets and agricultural land will soon award more than...
Relax at Rathbun Lake

Monday, March 27, 2017

Rathbun Lake provides ample opportunities to support anglers, boating, and fishing tournaments. If you’re an angler, popular fish species at this lake are Black Crappie,...
Entrepreneurship Center Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Fledgling businesses and budding entrepreneurs in the Indian Hills Community College region now have a new place where they can get assistance. The Indian Hills Regional...
IHCC Unveils Newest School

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thursday afternoon the Morgan E. Cline School of Sustainable Agriculture greenhouse and processing facility on the Indian Hills Community College Centerville campus was opened to...
Banquet Features Awards, Water and Progress

Friday, April 04, 2014

The Daily Iowegian   |   Michael Schaffer, Managing Editor The nearly 200 who attended the Appanoose Economic Development Corporation annual banquet at Honey Creek Resort State Park...

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