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01/11/2018 - 9:24am
The past year was a successful one for the Stillwell Library in New Sharon. Following the rollover from private to public ownership the library set out on a venture to become a certified library. Library officials informed the council of the progress during its annual report Wednesday. New Sharon City Councilors met for the first time in calendar year 2018 and handled a number of routine...
01/11/2018 - 9:20am
Members of the Barnes City Council met for its first meeting of 2018 Monday. It was the first time in 34 years Rusty Lindenman was not at the table. In his place was newly elected Diane Henry. Henry was sworn in during Monday’s meeting. Councilors dealt with a light agenda to begin the new calendar year. In December the council discussed a...
01/04/2018 - 11:08am
The final six months of 2017 saw growth in parks, breaking ground for the environmental learning center, and several new faces joining city councils in Mahaska County. Fremont and Barnes City saw the fruits of their labors come forth with the installation of new playground equipment. New Sharon voters approved moving the water system ownership and...
01/04/2018 - 11:05am
The Mahaska Health Partnership (MHP) Board of Trustees announces Kevin DeRonde as Chief Executive Officer. DeRonde brings more than 15 years of healthcare business management and executive leadership experience to MHP. He is expected to join the organization on Feb. 19, 2018. DeRonde is currently the CEO of Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.C. (...
01/04/2018 - 11:03am
A mid-afternoon plane crash claimed the life of one person according to a press release from the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office. The crash was reported at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23. According to the initial report, the Sheriff’s Office received the report of the crash at 2082 210th Street, just north of Oskaloosa and west of US 63....
12/29/2017 - 3:25pm
NEW SHARON EMERGENCY SNOW ORDINANCE WILL GO INTO EFFECT AT 9 P.M. FRIDAY, DEC. 29 UNTIL NOON SATURDAY, DEC. 30, OR UNTIL STREETS ARE CLEARED.
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