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Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 1:40pm
 According to Lisa Munn at the New Sharon City Hall, the yard waste dump is closed effective today, August 9. The city is hoping to have the new yard waste dump opened in two weeks.  This closure is due to construction of the new...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 2:09pm
Members of the New Sharon City Council continued to see and approve a number of building projects by residents. Four approvals were on the table, three of them received the go ahead. New Sharon Assembly of God was given the green light for a shed....
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 2:04pm
Members of the New Sharon City Council met with financial planner for public projects Travis Squires of PiperJaffrey Aug. 1 to discuss financing of the city’s sewer project. The council discussed options and will make a decision on an...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:17am
Two North Mahaska graduates participated in the 2018 Shrine Bowl held at the UNIDome in Cedar Falls, but neither as a player. Both were, however, active on the sidelines. Nick Ehret, a 2004 graduate of North Mahaska coached the South team and Rachel...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:14am
In a stunning move on July 26, the Mahaska County Supervisors approved a motion to appeal a ruling tossing the county’s lawsuit against the regional airport project, as well as a motion to approve a letter threatening legal action against the...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:12am
July 19 will not be a day that is soon forgotten in Mahaska County. Tornadoes ravaged cities near Mahaska County and winds damaged properties in Oskaloosa, Fremont and spots in between. No injuries were reported in the county, but Pella, Bondurant...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:10am
Members of the North Mahaska School Board, superintendent Angela Livezey and board manager Cindy Quang met with Harry Heiligenthal is with Iowa School Board Association. They worked through a series of issues school boards may face and talked about...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 5:36pm
One of the most controversial issues in recent years has passed the final hearing and once published will become enacted. The New Sharon City fence ordinance will allow fences to be placed on the property line. Mayor Dustin Hite asked if any...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 5:35pm
Four young women gathered July 16 to compete for the title of Southern Iowa Fair Queen and the right to represent Mahaska County at the Iowa State Fair, which begins Aug. 9. Bailey Ferguson, a senior from New Sharon; Alexis DeJong, a senior from...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 5:31pm
For a decade and a half members of the Mahaska community have assisted those in need to obtain school supplies. For past 11 years United Way of Mahaska County has led the effort. The event allows students at Mahaska County schools, Peoria Christian...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 5:27pm
The debris field as not very wide, but it was lengthy as a tornado paid a visit to western Mahaska County and left destruction in its wake. The twister did notFor the full story, see this week's Sun. Subscribe by calling 1-800-558-1244 ext 122...
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:44pm
A tornado Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the northwestern corner of Mahaska County until 4 p.m. today, Thursday, July 19. A confirmed tornado was sighted near Prairie City at 3:32 p.m. Residents near the Northeastern...
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