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09/20/2018 - 11:43am
For the past 45 years senior citizens and others have been able to receive a well-balanced meal for lunch. From a sack lunch beginning to a state of the art facility it has been a long ride for the Oskaloosa Senior Center. Center director Cheryl Brown could not be more pleased. “Since 1973 our mission has been to serve those who have made the community what it is today by vowing to provide...
08/15/2018 - 3:27pm
Two area school districts had to quickly alter the start date of school by one day due to a change in Iowa Code. Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont and North Mahaska both had slated to start the academic year on Wednesday, Aug. 22, but both were notified by the Iowa Department of Education that school could not officially start until Aug. 23. Parents...
08/15/2018 - 3:25pm
If a smile could launch a thousand ships, Bailey Ferguson of New Sharon launched an armada. The 2018 Southern Iowa Fair Queen earned third runner-up honors during Saturday’s coronation ceremony on the Bill Riley Stage at the Iowa State Fair. “I really can’t believe this,” said Ferguson with a plaque and bouquet of roses in...
08/08/2018 - 2:09pm
Members of the New Sharon City Council continued to see and approve a number of building projects by residents. Four approvals were on the table, three of them received the go ahead. New Sharon Assembly of God was given the green light for a shed. Stephanie Lahvic showed council photos of a fence she was proposing and received approval. Jack and...
08/08/2018 - 2:04pm
Members of the New Sharon City Council met with financial planner for public projects Travis Squires of PiperJaffrey Aug. 1 to discuss financing of the city’s sewer project. The council discussed options and will make a decision on an ordinance for the project at the Aug. 15 meeting. Squires offered up three options for council consideration...
08/01/2018 - 11:17am
Two North Mahaska graduates participated in the 2018 Shrine Bowl held at the UNIDome in Cedar Falls, but neither as a player. Both were, however, active on the sidelines. Nick Ehret, a 2004 graduate of North Mahaska coached the South team and Rachel Freeborn, a 2018 graduate, was a cheerleader. Ehret is the son of hall of fame coach Steve, who has...
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