By RD KEEP The Sun Editor

11/06/2019 - 8:43pm
While results from last night’s election are unofficial it appears Jeff Long of New Sharon and Barb Davis of Barnes City will be mayor of their respective cities. Elizabeth Haring of Fremont collected 21 votes as the lone candidate for mayor, but there were 81 write-in votes. The names of the Eddyville mayor and council, and Fremont mayor winner will be determined when the write-in votes...
08/13/2019 - 3:03pm
DES MOINES – Smiles, tears and hugs took to the Anne and Bill Riley Stage at the Iowa State Fair Saturday as the 56th fair queen was crowned. As Davis County’s Haley Swan gave up the crown from 2018, it was another southern Iowa girl, Hannah Koellner, from Mahaska County, who earned the title of Iowa State Fair Queen. Koellner, a 2019...
08/08/2019 - 9:31am
08/08/2019 - 9:23am
NEW SHARON – Nearly two years of dreaming, planning, and expending of time and money has come to fruition for a pair of New Sharon entrepreneurs. Jesse Linder and Alan Lake have lived with a project to renovate one of the gem buildings in downtown New Sharon. The building sits on the northeast corner of the corner of Main and Market Streets...
07/18/2019 - 9:20am
OSKALOOSA – Put on a crown and wrap a sash around your shoulder can draw some attention. If you are the reigning Iowa State Fair Queen it is another day at the “office.” Hailey Swan of Bloomfield made an appearance in Oskaloosa for the 167th annual Southern Iowa Fair. Everywhere she went young girls asked to have their picture...
06/25/2019 - 2:03pm
Monday’s Mahaska County Board of Supervisors meeting saw changes to several cities’ agreements for law enforcement coverage. The change comes just two weeks before the start of the new fiscal year. Barnes City, Beacon, Eddyville, Fremont, Keomah Village, Rose Hill, and University Park rely on agreements with the Mahaska County Sheriff...
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