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03/07/2019 - 4:02pm
The year 2019 holds much excitement and will be history- making for Eddyville. This community will move into the future with the new location of the Eddyville Museum, which is well underway and hopefully open for visitors by the summer. Located at 706 Main Street in Eddyville, the new facility will be divided in two halves – one side housing the Eddyville Museum, and the other half being...
03/07/2019 - 3:56pm
It did not take long for the first question from the crowd to begin discussions at the Feb. 23 Eggs & Issues at Smokey Row in Oskaloosa. Iowa House Representatives Holly Brink (District 80) and Dustin Hite (District 79) along with senator Ken Roozeboom fielded questions during the hour-long session. Better than half of the session dealt with...
03/07/2019 - 3:54pm
North Mahaska’s school board met in a special session on Friday, Feb. 22. The meeting was held on Friday to accommodate the North Mahaska girls and boys basketball team’s tournament games that were played on Monday and Thursday respectively. The board normally meets the third Monday of the month. Board members faced a fairly routine...
02/28/2019 - 1:44pm
It had been seven years since the wide-eyed fourth graders from North Mahaska entered Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Wednesday afternoon those same girls were just as wide-eyed as they strode in for their state encounter in the Class 1A with No. 2 West Hancock. In the end it was too much Eagle pressure ending North Mahaska’s season, 67-54...
02/28/2019 - 11:59am
The former New Sharon Senior Center will change hands from a city-owned facility to a privately owned dance studio. The contract was approved Wednesday at the regular council meeting. Madison Mitchell, who has operated a dance studio and been paying rent on the facility for the past 13 months, approached the city about the purchase. During...
02/28/2019 - 11:42am
Public record requests in the past year have sparked a review of the Mahaska County process for receiving and complying with requests for information. Board chair Mark Groenendyk brought in six reams of paper and placed on the board table representing how many pages were included in one request last year. Much of the county board of supervisor...
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