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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:59am
North Mahaska School Board approved two major portions of business to set up the 2018- 19 academic year at its monthly meeting April 9. Board members approved the school Calendar and the annual budget among other items on a genuinely routine agenda...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:57am
A former United Methodist pastor who once served in Oskaloosa was among four men charge in an investigation into a sexual assault charge. The news came via a news report on KETV in Omaha. David Russell Holmes, 80, formerly of Oskaloosa, faces at...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:56am
Sometimes you know when the time is right. For rural Oskaloosa resident Holly Brink the time is now. The mother of three has seized the opportunity to seek her first elected office because she feels she can make a difference. The difference she...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:54am
Third grade students from New Sharon, Eddyville, Oskaloosa, and Peoria were all given the opportunity to learn about something that may be relatively new to them: life on the farm. As a part of the Ag in the Classroom program presented to all third-...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:52am
He passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in the presence of his family at the age of 93 years. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 14, at the First Baptist Church in Pella. Memorial contributions may be designated for Gideon’s...
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 9:10am
A purveyor of tasty treats of which many area residents partake is seeking a new title. Jaarsma Bakery in Pella and Oskaloosa is proud to share that it is competing to be named the Sweetest Bakery in America. From March 1 through July 31, the Dawn...
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 9:07am
Diamond Vogel Paint and Keep Iowa Beautiful announced the grant awards for the 2018 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa. Four Sun area communities received grants...
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 8:58am
New Sharon attorney Dustin Hite likes a challenge and enjoys government. It is that combination that brought home the decision to run for Iowa State Representative for District 79. The seat will be vacated by Guy Vander Linden of Oskaloosa at the...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:39pm
Football fans at North Mahaska may have to pull out travel guides as they gear up for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Four new teams are among the teams the Warhawks will face according to the recently released schedules. Fans will travel from Interstate...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:35pm
Susan McDanel, retired educator, community volunteer, wife and mom of two, announced her candidacy to represent Iowa House District 80, which includes Appanoose, Monroe and parts of Mahaska and Wapello counties. “I’ve decided to run for...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:33pm
Several years ago with the inception of the 1-cent sales tax the New Sharon Recreation and Economic Development Fund was established. Over the years applicants for grants and loans have been sparse. The fund has only been used a few times per year....
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:03pm
After nearly two weeks, an arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing of William Penn University student Marquis Todd. The arrest follows a two-week investigation by the Oskaloosa Police and Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation. Oskaloosa...
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