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Lakeside luxury: Honey Creek Resort State Park now open

June 29, 2011

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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 […]

Serendipity strikes again

June 29, 2011

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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 […]

Supervisors say no to hog confinement

June 29, 2011

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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 […]

Several county residents upset with proposed hog confinement

June 29, 2011

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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 […]

Killers under the porch

June 29, 2011

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By Jason McGrann Betty Dove, an 81-year-old Appanoose County resident returned to her home west of Centerville on Sunday night to find two vicious pitbulls waiting for her. Dove managed to fight off the pitbulls long enough to escape the situation and retreat into her house. “I just walked around the side of the garage […]