RD KEEP The Sun Editor

02/13/2020 - 3:37pm
OSKALOOSA – Three members of the Iowa Legislature were center stage at Eggs & Issues at Smokey Row in Oskaloosa Saturday to answer questions from about 100 constituents. Attending were state representatives Holly Brink and Dustin Hite and senator Ken Rozenboom. It did not take long for the seats to warm up as questions regarding education and mental health came to the forefront....
02/13/2020 - 3:33pm
NEW SHARON – City employees will receive an increase of 3 percent following action at Wednesday’s city council meeting. It was agreed unanimously to grant the increase to city clerk Lisa Munn, police chief Kevin Lamberson, park superintendent Doug Readshaw and sewer superintendent Clay Beyer. The raises go into effect on July 1, 2020....
02/13/2020 - 3:31pm
OSKALOOSA – Golden Goose Club and a group working on city beautification in Oskaloosa garnered support from Mahaska County Supervisors Monday to proceed with a project in the alley of the courthouse. Ann Brouwer made a presentation to the supervisors asking permission to place decorative grates around the dumpsters used for courthouse refuse...
02/13/2020 - 3:25pm
Sadness came over The Sun Tuesday evening when I learned of the passing of Sun columnist Ada Kay Van Maanen. Mrs. Van Maanen, as I called her, died Jan. 29 at the age of 78, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. I never met Mrs. Van Maanen personally, but had several phone conversations with her in my six years as editor. She was one of those old style...
02/13/2020 - 3:23pm
NEW SHARON – North Mahaska scored a big win Feb. 3 taking down the 13th-ranked team on Class 3A, West Marshall, 50-42. North Mahaska hit four 3-pointers in the opening quarter and built a 10-point lead early in the second then fought off West Marshall rallies to secure the nonconference victory. “This was a big win for us,” said...
02/13/2020 - 3:22pm
DES MOINES – Class 1A teams will begin their quest for a berth in the 2020 Iowa Girl’s State Basketball Tournament beginning Thursday, Feb. 13. Eight teams from across the state in each class will earn the right to play at Wells Fargo Arena March 2-7. Area Class 1A teams are split into two regions. Sigourney, Keota, Tri-County and...
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