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On Tuesday we told you about the city of Centerville, Iowa moving a nativity scene from the square to a different part of town. Based on an article in the Daily Iowegian, city administrator Jason Fraser said the original concern was raised by councilman Jay Dillard.

Dillard reportedly told the Daily Iowegian that, “as a councilman, I had a responsibility and a duty to speak with Jason regarding those citizens’ concerns about the nativity scene and the legality on if it was done correctly.”

Pastor Tony Angran was told the scene was removed after a complaint from an anonymous person.

The Iowa Standard attempted to contact Fraser as well as mayor Michael O’Connor. Neither were in the office on Tuesday afternoon. A message was left with O’Connor. We will attempt to contact Dillard on Wednesday.

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Author: Jacob Hall