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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...
12/28/2017 - 11:35am
Mahaska County residents will look back on 2017 as the year of construction projects that changed the landscape for years to come. One, more than any other, change the look of the rolling hills in the northern part of the county. For one Mahaska community a demolition project has taken on a life of its own. Over the next two weeks The Sun takes a...
12/28/2017 - 11:30am
Wednesday was a night to say hello and goodbye at the New Sharon City Council meeting. Mayor Dustin Hite and council members said goodbye to longtime councilor Kenneth Ward and fire chief Steve Gerard. They then said hello to new council members Jeff Long and Tom German. Hite opened the meeting presenting a certificate of appreciation to Wes White...
12/24/2017 - 4:23pm
  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. 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...
12/21/2017 - 12:01pm
North Mahaska’s thirdranked girl’s basketball team played short-handed Friday, but nobody would never know it. North Mahaska hosted Tri-County and rolled to a 51- 16 victory Friday night. Mallory Klinker and Bailey Ferguson were unable to play and Jade hay saw limited action after being ill early in the week. It would be difficult to...
12/21/2017 - 12:00pm
Somewhere in North Mahaska’s gym the music of Foreigner was playing “Cold as Ice.” Neither team had a great night shooting the basketball, but Tri-County won their second consecutive game defeating North Mahaska, 44-33. It took two and a half minutes before North Mahaska’s Thomas Wilkin scored the first points of the game....
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