Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

September 5, 2013

Centerville has new mayor

By Michael Schaffer Managing Editor
The Daily Iowegian

---- — Jan Spurgeon is Centerville's new mayor after being appointed to the position left vacant following the death of Jim Senior.

It was a close vote for Spurgeon with Councilmen Jennings Dillard, Rob Lind and Darrin Hamilton voting for and Edwin Brand and Richard Smith voting against.

Jay Rogers' nomination for mayor failed by a 2-3 vote with Councilmen Brand and Smith voting for and Councilmen Dillard, Lind and Hamilton voting against.

In a related item, the City Council voted 5-0 to create the Jim Senior Memorial Citizen of the Month award.