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07/23/2019 - 3:57pm
Details are sketchy, but Iowa Highway 23 was closed for nearly four hours today due to a collision between a tractor-trailer and a farm tractor about 2 miles west of Fremont. Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and Cedar Township Fire Department were on the scene and assisted by Mahaska Ambulance. The names of those involved have not been released, but a press release is expected later today....
07/18/2019 - 9:23am
NEW SHARON – North Mahaska School District voters could see a ballot question coming forth in the near future following action at the July 8 board meeting. Plans have been in the works since before the 2017 remodel to upgrade facilities and the board took another step to bringing it before the voters. Members of the facility planning team,...
07/18/2019 - 9:22am
Editor’s Note: This is the third in a four-part series about the 75th anniversary of D-Day invasion. RD Keep was a member of the area contingent who went to Italy and France for the commemoration June 1-10. NORMANDY, France – Paige Harter came away from her trip to the 75th anniversary of D-Day with many emotions. The 16-year old...
07/18/2019 - 9:21am
Do you know what happened 50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, and what connection Fremont had with that historic event? On that date, many of us were glued to our black and white TV sets and watched the first man land on the moon. Such an unbelievable event and we were seeing it as it happened.  So what did Fremont have to do with this? Living...
07/18/2019 - 9:20am
OSKALOOSA – Put on a crown and wrap a sash around your shoulder can draw some attention. If you are the reigning Iowa State Fair Queen it is another day at the “office.” Hailey Swan of Bloomfield made an appearance in Oskaloosa for the 167th annual Southern Iowa Fair. Everywhere she went young girls asked to have their picture...
07/11/2019 - 9:19am
Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a month-long series about the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. NORMANDY, France – Brandy Allen still hurts. Her daughter Brooke still wonders. The Oskaloosa mother and daughter were part of some 15,000 who attended the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The Allens...
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