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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 8:05am
Area school boards and city councils will fill their respective seats with elections in November. For the first time Iowa school boards will select directors in the same election of city directors. City nomination papers are available immediately...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 8:02am
OSKALOOSA – Mayor Pete seems to draw a crowd most places he goes. Thursday he stopped in Oskaloosa at Smokey Row and spoke to a crowd estimated in the hundreds. Mayor Pete is Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who is running for...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 7:49am
DES MOINES – To say Matthew Gunn had a blast at the Iowa State Fair may be an understatement. Restaurant owner, designer of Iowa’s Best Burger, and now steer showman, hopes he may find his way back to the Iowa State Fair Steer Show. As...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 7:44am
OSKALOOSA — Johnny Lynn Dale, Jr., a Sigourney man charged with killing his girlfriend’s 4-month old child, has filed a plea of not guilty. Dale is charged with first-degree murder of Kane Bruns, the son of Dale’s girlfriend Kaylee...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 7:38am
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Monday, August 19, 2019 - 12:00pm
Kenneth Dean Fynaardt, 84, of Pella passed away on Aug. 12, 2019, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at the Peoria Christian Reformed Church.   The complete obituary will be in...
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 9:52am
Thomas Henry Grimm, 77, of Eureka Springs, Ark., formerly of New Sharon, passed away on August 12, 2019. Private interment was held on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the Eureka Springs Cemetery. Plans for a gathering of friends and family in Creston...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 3:03pm
DES MOINES – Smiles, tears and hugs took to the Anne and Bill Riley Stage at the Iowa State Fair Saturday as the 56th fair queen was crowned. As Davis County’s Haley Swan gave up the crown from 2018, it was another southern Iowa girl,...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 3:00pm
NEW SHARON – Members of the North Mahaska community are seeking a $12.8 million bond issue from the community to upgrade school facilities. The bonds will address three areas, safety and security; building improvement; and learning environment...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 2:54pm
FREMONT – Members of the Fremont City Council acted on a few items at its August meeting, but that was after 40 minutes of public comment on various items. Much of the comments were geared toward questions about ordinance and ordinance...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 2:48pm
NEW SHARON – Members of the New Sharon City Council dealt with a light agenda in its first August meeting Wednesday. They approved four building permits, renewal of the city’s health insurance plan, and a bid for sewer lining. Prior to...
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