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09/17/2019 - 2:59pm
NEW SHARON – Smiles abounded Tuesday night when North Mahaska School superintendent Angela Livezey received word the bond issue for health and safety upgrades to the school passed by 87 percent. Even though unofficial until the formal canvass on Monday, Sept. 16, the passage will be a boost to the district’s plan to upgrade the facilities. Voters went to the polls to consider a bond...
09/17/2019 - 2:57pm
OSKALOOSA – The Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum celebrates its 54th Annual Fall Festival this year on Sat., Sept. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is also the centennial of the 19th Amendment, granting women the legal right to vote. Fall Festival’s theme, “2019: Pioneer Spirit and Suffrage,” features several new...
09/17/2019 - 2:54pm
FREMONT – Over the summer, great community effort has added new life to Fremont’s little resting spot in the middle of town. After the city received a grant from Mahaska County Community Foundation for $9,600, Pocket Park got a facelift; additionally, the City of Fremont added $3,500 for the benches, shelter, concrete work,...
09/17/2019 - 2:30pm
DES MOINES – Six Mahaska County families had their farms designated and honored as Century Farms at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. The presentations were made by Iowa Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig on Aug. 15. Since the land of Iowa was opened up to settlers in 1833, agriculture has been the heart of Iowa. The family farm...
09/10/2019 - 2:08pm
OSKALOOSA – Major development will be coming to eastern Marion County if Mahaska County Supervisors approve an urban renewal plan submitted by the city of Pella. Pella City Manager Mike Nardini presented the information at the supervisor’s meeting Tuesday morning. Nardini told supervisors that Lely, a company in Pella which makes...
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