WHEREAS, the Freedom of the Press is a vital right to the citizens of the United States as is enshrined by the First Amendment of the US Constitution; and
WHEREAS, local media outlets play a key role in protecting this right for citizens; and
WHEREAS, the Daily Iowegian and its predecessors have served as the paper of record for Centerville and Appanoose County since 1883; and
WHEREAS, the staff, writers, and editors of the Daily Iowegian are valued members of the Centerville community; and
WHEREAS, the Daily Iowegian provides coverage of local events, local persons, and local news that is vital to keeping the Citizens of Appanoose County and the City of Centerville connected; and
WHEREAS, the Daily Iowegian has remained a key partner in keeping citizens informed and active in their local government.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Michael O’Connor, Mayor of Centerville, Iowa, do hereby proclaim May 22, 2020, as “Daily Iowegian Appreciate Day” in Centerville, Iowa.