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09/20/2018 - 11:45am
Five Mahaska County farms were among those recognized as Century or Heritage Farms during a ceremony sponsored by Farm Bureau at the Iowa State Fair in August. DeBruin Family Farms, Gatton Farms and Melvin Reed were recognized for farms in the family since 1918. William and Nadine Drennan, and Barbara Western received the honor for a heritage farm. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture made the...
08/22/2018 - 2:10pm
The first step in raising sewer rates to assist in paying for the Department of Natural Resources required upgrades to the sewer system. Estimated cost of the upgrade is $2.367 million and would be paid via a loan. The process is just beginning and while the ordinance is not final, the council will begin hearings and the process of putting a new...
08/15/2018 - 3:39pm
Discussion of sewer projects and nuisance properties dominated the Aug. 6 Eddyville City Council meeting. Storm sewer studies and sanitary sewer repairs were discussed as the city prepares to make necessary repairs. Two items brought some scrutiny from councilor Wade Francis regarding bills from Oskaloosa Engineering firm Garden & Associates....
08/15/2018 - 3:36pm
Mahaska County Supervisors met with county conservation director Dave Sedivec an sheriff Russ VanRenterghem Monday morning to approve a cooperative agreement. “This is a cooperative agreement that we can assist each other,” said Sedivec. “We have been working with each other, but this sets out who pays for what.” “It...
08/15/2018 - 3:27pm
Two area school districts had to quickly alter the start date of school by one day due to a change in Iowa Code. Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont and North Mahaska both had slated to start the academic year on Wednesday, Aug. 22, but both were notified by the Iowa Department of Education that school could not officially start until Aug. 23. Parents...
08/15/2018 - 3:25pm
If a smile could launch a thousand ships, Bailey Ferguson of New Sharon launched an armada. The 2018 Southern Iowa Fair Queen earned third runner-up honors during Saturday’s coronation ceremony on the Bill Riley Stage at the Iowa State Fair. “I really can’t believe this,” said Ferguson with a plaque and bouquet of roses in...
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