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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 - 3:28pm
BROOKLYN – The North Mahaska Warhawk wrestling team entered the Iowa High School Athletic Association 1A Sectional 4 tournament this past Saturday with eight wrestlers looking to take their next step towards state.  By the end of the day, half of the wrestlers turned that hope into a reality as the Warhawks had four wrestlers qualify...
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...
02/06/2020 - 12:36pm
NEW SHARON – This morning, State Representative Dustin Hite (R-New Sharon) announced that he will seek re-election to the Iowa House in District 79 in 2020. The district includes the cities of Oskaloosa and Pella as well as rural portions of Mahaska and Marion counties.   “I am honored to serve the people of Mahaska and Marion...
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