Big Reds claim state championship

June 29, 2011

Comments Off on Big Reds claim state championship

By Jason McGrann (From http://www.dailyiowegian.com) DES  MOINES – The Centerville baseball team wrapped up its amazing run at the state tournament by claiming the class 3A state championship on Saturday at Principal Park. Big Red pitcher Jay Schmidt took a no-hitter into the seventh inning as Centerville defeated second-ranked Harlan 1-0 to win its first […]

Posted in: Sports

Lakeside luxury: Honey Creek Resort State Park now open

June 29, 2011

Comments Off on Lakeside luxury: Honey Creek Resort State Park now open

By Jason McGrann MORAVIA — A vision nearly 40 years in the making will come to fruition Sept. 19 with the opening of the Honey Creek Resort State Park on the northern shore of Rathbun Lake in Appanoose County. The $58 millon resort, located on 850 acres, offers 105 guest rooms and suites, a 6,000-square-foot […]

Posted in: News

Hoffman looks to rejuvenate MMA career

June 29, 2011

Comments Off on Hoffman looks to rejuvenate MMA career

By Jason McGrann CENTERVILLE, Iowa – It was only four years ago that Centerville native Bobby Hoffman was a rising star in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and known as one of the toughest men on the planet in the sport of mixed martial arts fighting. On Nov. 2, 2001, Hoffman competed in UFC 34 on […]

Posted in: Sports

Serendipity strikes again

June 29, 2011

Comments Off on Serendipity strikes again

By Jason McGrann Serendipity is defined as the phenomenon or instance of finding something valuable when not searching for it. Serendipity struck a second time for Dr. Mike Barton, M.D. and world-renowned international artist Richard Ozanne, who were reunited this week in Centerville after being out of touch for four years. Barton, who has lived […]

Posted in: News

M-U athlete forms bond with pro baseball player

June 29, 2011

Comments Off on M-U athlete forms bond with pro baseball player

By Jason McGrann It’s not often that a local athlete can speak with a professional baseball player on a regular basis for words of wisdom regarding America’s pastime. But that is the case for Moulton-Udell baseball player Kaleb Brinegar. Brinegar, 14, will be a freshman this fall at Moulton-Udell High School and saw time on […]

Posted in: Sports

Supervisors say no to hog confinement

June 29, 2011

Comments Off on Supervisors say no to hog confinement

By Jason McGrann CENTERVILLE – Monday night’s public hearing regarding the construction of a hog confinement in the Caldwell Township south of Exline, came to an end with the Appanoose County Board of Supervisors unanimously voting to disapprove the construction permit of the 4,900-hog facility, proposed by White Pork, L.L.C. The two hour and 15-minute […]

Posted in: News

Several county residents upset with proposed hog confinement

June 29, 2011

Comments Off on Several county residents upset with proposed hog confinement

By Jason McGrann EXLINE – Blake White grew up in Appanoose County and wants to stay in the county on the family farm. “I just want to farm. I’ve always wanted to farm since I was a little kid. I went away to college so I could come back and be part of the farm. I […]

Posted in: News