CENTERVILLE ”” If only we’d known then what we know now. Though Wal-Mart is set to open its doors Sept. 19, more than a few residents are still pointing fingers at certain times, rule changes and officials, claiming that had they been better informed at that point they would have been able to keep the biggest of all big-boxes out of their city.

“We voted them down once or twice, and they still came in,” said Janet Wenzel, co-owner of the Edelweiss Gift Shop in Centerville. “We put signs out on our front lawn saying we didn’t want Wal-Mart, and they still came in.”[…]