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11/15/2018 - 10:12am
Mary Ann Ransford is frustrated, but so are members of the Eddyville City Council. The ire comes from properties not meeting minimum building codes or are abandoned and the fact that the owners will not clean them up or make any attempt to do so. Councilors took another step to put more teeth into city ordinances with the approval of Ordinance Chapter 73.6. Ransford spoke bluntly to councilors...
11/08/2018 - 11:18am
The parade of Republican candidates was greeted by a partisan gathering at Smokey Row in Oskaloosa Wednesday. With six days to go until the mid-term election, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and their “Keep Iowa Moving” caravan including Iowa Senators Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst, Iowa Representative candidate Dr. Chris...
10/31/2018 - 9:36am
Oskaloosa, Iowa- Mahaska County Supervisor Steve Wanders has been accused of violating state law on October 30, pertaining to electioneering at a voting precinct. Wanders was photographed by The Sun outside of the Mahaska County Courthouse wearing a “Vote Steve Wanders Supervisor” t-shirt, while handing out candy during the Oskaloosa...
10/11/2018 - 1:06pm
The trio of Mahaska County Supervisors fired the next salvo in the ongoing conflict between the board and the Emergency Management Commission and 911 Service Board. The latest was the decision by the board to seek a bid directly from Motorola, Inc. Following months of conversations the Supervisors hired a consultant, Ellert and Associates, to...
10/11/2018 - 1:02pm
Mahaska County Supervisors held a public hearing at its Oct. 1 meeting in regards to a Tax In- crement Financing plan for the Prairie Wind Urban Renewal Area. The plan has been a hot topic with the North Mahaska School District. At the sharing North Ma- haska Superintendent/Elemen- tary Principal Angela Livezey spoke with board members. She...
10/09/2018 - 9:54am
The sites for the seond night of the South Iowa Cedar League volleyball tournament has been set. Sigourney, Keota and Belle Plaine will host matches beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. The top bracket at Belle Plaine features Montezuma against Iowa Valley at 5 p.m. followed by Belle Plaine and HLV.  Keota hosts Tri-County at 5 p.m. with...
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