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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:34am
The continuing saga of the now demolished building at 203 Walnut Street was a topic of discussion at Monday’s Eddyville City Council meeting. Two main issues emerged as the councilors discussed the project and engineering costs. Iowa State...
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:33am
Max Marlin wants to know about the dam at Fremont and where the landslide risk is that was referred to in the mitigation plan put before the Fremont City Council at its meeting Aug. 7. The report, prepared by Area XV Regional Planning listed the two...
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:32am
Following a public hearing, members of the Eddyville City Council approved a project to repair Sixth Street and Mill Street. The paving and sewer improvement project was awarded to Tri-County. Three councilors and mayor John Simmer were present for...
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:30am
More than three-quarters of an hour was spent discussing the potential radio project that emergency services in Mahaska County are seeking. County sheriff Russ VanRenterghem, representing the Emergency Management Commission, and the EMA bond counsel...
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 8:12am
Louise Whitehead, 91, of New Sharon, died peacefully Monday evening, Aug. 7, 2017 at the Oskaloosa Care Center. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, at the Holland- Coble Funeral Home in New Sharon. Visitation was one hour prior...
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:56am
A dream nine years in the making took one step closer to fruition as the Mahaska County Conservation Board broke ground for the Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center on Thursday, Aug. 3. Flanked by local supporters, state legislators and...
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:54am
Anyone who has lived in Oskaloosa or Mahaska County any length of time has heard the name George Daily. Most know him from his name on the front of the local auditorium, but he is more complex than just a name. Daily died in 1993, but the recluse...
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:52am
The Prairie Wind Farms, currently under construction southwest of New Sharon, held a community celebration on Saturday, Aug. 5 for the public to learn more about the project and the potential benefits for Mahaska County. Construction for the wind...
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:47am
A number of area baseball players have earned postseason honors as released this past week. North Mahaska and Eddyville-Blakesburg- Fremont collected a number of baseball awards. Both teams ended their respective seasons in the district semifinals....
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 4:52pm
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Mahaska County will be hosting a meeting on Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss drought related issues. The meeting will be held at the Mahaska County Extension Office located at 212 N I St, Oskaloosa....
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3:03pm
Three members of the Class 2A runnerup state softball team, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont earned first team honors as allstate teams were released Friday by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association. North Mahaska’s Mallory Klinker earned second team...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3:00pm
Kenneth E. Broughton, 66, of rural New Sharon, died on July 27, 2017, in his home following an extended illness. Per Kenny’s wishes, no services will be held.
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