RD Keep

11/15/2017 - 10:17pm
There will be a new look to city councils in Eddyville, Fre- mont and New Sharon following the municipal elections on Nov. 7. One new mayor and six new councilors will take seats come Jan. 1, 2018. The biggest moves were in Ed- dyville where three council seats and a mayor spot were up for grabs. Current Mayor John Sim- mers chose not to run so coun- cilor Doug Greenlee and John E. Johnston ran...
11/15/2017 - 10:14pm
There may have been a heavy sigh of relief for the community of New Sharon Tuesday as voters approved two special measures. Public Measure A allows the city of New Sharon to give own- ership and operation of the city’s water plant and infrastructure to Mahaska Rural Water with a 25-year franchise. Public Mea- sure B allowed a special levy of...
11/10/2017 - 8:30am
New Sharon will have a veteran’s memorial within the next year. The news came during a short regular council meeting Wednesday. Mayor Dustin Hite made the announcement after the council agreed to a pact with the McQuniston Trust to provide $25,000 in funding for the project. The 9-foot granite stone, flagpoles and benches will be placed in a...
11/10/2017 - 8:28am
The nation’s hottest singing idol is coming to the North Mahaska Auditorium just before he leaves for a stint in the army. He will be gracing a kiss on one of his adoring fans as a farewell gesture to all of he adoring female fans. The show will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday Nov. 10-11. Conrad Birdie (Nic Fleming) is the...
11/07/2017 - 9:24pm
By RD KEEP The Sun Editor   There may have been a heavy sigh of relief for the community of New Sharon Tuesday as voters approved two special measures. Public Measure A allows the city of New Sharon to give ownership and operation of the city’s water plant and infrastructure to Mahaska Rural Water with a 25-year franchise. Public...
11/03/2017 - 7:57am
Keeping a small town growing begins with providing youngsters with a place to have fun. Communities in Mahaska County like Barnes City have taken those steps with the addition of new playground equipment. Beacon put together a project a few years ago and Fremont installed equipment earlier this fall. On Oct. 21 Barnes City saw the culmination of...
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