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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.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 2:58pm
Linda Harden, 78, of New Sharon, died peacefully on Friday evening, July 28, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 6, at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home in New...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:12pm
Members of the New Sharon City Council made another step toward taking a vote to the residents regarding ownership and control of the city’s water system. They approved the first reading of an ordinance that would grant a 25-year franchise to...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:09pm
Tears flowed freely late Friday night at the Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge after a memorable 2A state championship clash between Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont and Iowa City Regina. For 16 innings, the Rockets and Regals endured a marathon of...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:03pm
Erma Faye Smith, 93, of Oskaloosa, died Friday, July 21, 2017, at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Reverend Charlie McMillian...
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...
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