July 14th, 2001

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Appendix -- Related Items -- Podunk Center, Iowa



Podunk Center, Iowa, news item aired on WOI-fm around 7:15 am

Podunk
Jan. 18th, 2002


The Madison County Zoning Board last night approved a plan to revive Podunk
Center, south of Winterset.

Thirty years ago, the original Podunk Center was destroyed by fire -- the
grocery store, coffee shop and gas station were leveled -- only the motel
remains.

Officials last night voted to re-zone the property from agricultural to
commercial.

If the Supervisors give final approval next week, owner Sherron Garr, who
works for Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, plans to recreate the historical
restaurant.

Garr bought the property in the 1970s, when Podunk Center became a national
icon.