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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:34pm
Members of the Eddyville City Council met in a rare closed session on July 13 to consider what to do about a contested land sale. The council, before the closed part of the meeting, discussed 208 Walnut Street with representatives of ISGroup. On...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:33pm
Board members met with Paul Greufe of PJ Greufe and Associates regarding a human resource audit. Greufe presented an executive summary of the 70-page report. Greufe said, “Human resources for counties works differently than the private sector...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 2:30pm
Senior leadership and experience cane mean a lot to any team on the field or in the boardroom. For Eddyville-Blakesburg- Fremont softball team it is all about the next game, but that next game leads to the sought after state title. The Rockets are...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:38pm
The first meeting of the new fiscal year brought forth a letter of accusation from former Mahaska County Case Managers. Laura Buch read a letter signed by the case managers stating they were unhappy with the way terminations of the managers were...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:36pm
Nine years in the making, the Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center is about to become a reality. The board met with the Mahaska County Conservation Board on Thursday then met in special session Friday morning to accept the bids and move...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:34pm
Rural residents have seen an increase in the theft of four-wheelers and all-terrain vehicles over the past several months. An investigation by the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office resulted in charges for at least four of those thefts. Charges...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:02pm
Team sports have many spots during a contest that the game can be won or lost. Sometimes one key play makes the difference. Wednesday’s Class 1A Region 3 game between Montezuma and North Mahaska was one of those games. The two teams stranded a...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
The game took 18 days to complete, but the game will be memorable for the players, not for the score, but the atmosphere. North Mahaska and English Valleys met in New Sharon July 3 to complete a game that began at Duane Banks Stadium in Iowa City on...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:58pm
When the district baseball teams open the postseason many of them will be on the road. Class 2A opens up on Saturday, July 8 while Class 1A will begin Tuesday, July 11. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont plays the early game on Jul 8 at 5 p.m. at Pella...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:56pm
Sometimes it is best to forget and move on. North Mahaska’s softball home finale is one of those times. A last minute pitching change forced a shuffle of the lineup and HLV went on to a 21-6 victory. It was not the loss that stung as much as...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:42am
To no one’s surprise Mahaska County Supervisors voted 2-1 to exit the 28E agreement with the cities of Pella and Oskaloosa as it regards the building of a regional airport. Board chair Mark Doland had made the proposal for a resolution in...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:38am
Utilization of the Mahaska County Annex building, housed at the former Horizon Bank, was discussed at Monday’s county supervisor meeting. The discussion came about following the scuttling of local case management within the community services...
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