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06/20/2019 - 9:30am
WASHINGTON — Following a two-year investigation, Washington County authorities have charged three Mahaska County with sexual abuse of a female minor. According to online court documents, the incident occurred on June 4, 2017 in Kalona in Washington County. Ryan Montgomery, 29, of New Sharon, Parker Davis, 22, of New Sharon and Lucas Anderson, 22, of Rose Hill, have been charged by the...
06/06/2019 - 8:42am
More than a decade in the making Mahaska County has a new conservation center. County conservation director Dave Sedivec had a broad smile Friday afternoon as hundreds of area residents, young and old, walked through the building during the grand opening. Mahaska County Conservation Center as an idea began many years ago when the Caldwell Family...
06/06/2019 - 8:33am
BARNES CITY – Members of the Barnes City American Legion Post had a busy Monday dodging rainstorms to place roses on veteran’s graves and present Memorial Day programs. They normally cover six cemeteries on Monday presenting programs at each. However they were only able to perform at Mormon Point, Indianapolis, and the final stop, a 10...
06/06/2019 - 8:30am
OSKALOOSA – Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley made his annual appearance in Mahaska County on Thursday taking time to visit Kelderman Manufacturing east of Oskaloosa and take questions from the audience. The visit is part of the senators 99 county visits he does each year. Company vice president Jeff Kelderman and president Gary Kelderman shared...
05/30/2019 - 8:46am
NEW SHARON – Organizers of New Sharon’s Spring Festival Committee is excited to announce the activities and events for the annual Spring Festival June 4-9. The events will kick off on Tuesday, June 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. with Chalk the Walk in the Park. There will be stencils painted on sidewalks at the City Park where kids can use chalk,...
05/30/2019 - 8:45am
NEW SHARON – North Mahaska school board members made a number of personnel decisions Monday, but none was bigger than confirming school instructional coach Amber Goemaat as junior and senior high principal. Goemaat will replace retiring principal Doug Ray. Goemaat will officially begin her position on July 1. Goemaat will begin her 15th year...
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