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04/18/2019 - 1:58pm
It took a jury of nine women and three men about two and a half hours Monday morning to deliver a verdict of guilty in the second-degree murder trial of Luke Ryan VanHemert, 24, of Oskaloosa. The verdict wrapped up three days of testimony and two days of attorney statements and brought some closure to the community in the death of Marquis Todd, a former William Penn student. As the jury and...
04/18/2019 - 1:55pm
Exhausted from competing in what would be his final match with Central Empire Wrestling on Saturday, April 6, Tony Eveland, better known as The Storm to CEW fans, sat in the ring and addressed the crowd.  To the dismay of the fans, Eveland proclaimed that he was a man of his word, and since he couldn’t defeat Shawn Nautilus for the CEW...
04/18/2019 - 10:08am
Golfing weather finally made it possible for high school teams to get on the course Monday. Warm temperatures in the 70s and a good breeze at 20 miles per hour still made for a good night. North Mahaska and Colfax-Mingo came out to meet BGM at Brooklyn-Victor Country Club. Colfax-Mingo managed to win both the boys and girls meet, but the boys...
04/14/2019 - 9:42pm
  By RD KEEP The Sun   After four days the jury in the Luke VanHemert murder trial will have two and half days before hearing closing arguments and receiving the case for deliberations. Eleven prosecution witnesses provided insight into the events of March 1, 2018 that occurred on North Third Street that resulted in the death of 22-year...
04/11/2019 - 11:15am
More than 100 people crowded into the third floor conference room, the hallway, stairway and landing on April 1 to lend support for Black Oak Clays. The gathering was in response to a public hearing at the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors Monday. Black Oak Clays, owned by Mike and Sharon Vande Noord, is a private shooting range Located at 1243...
04/11/2019 - 11:06am
No one speaks the word dynasty around North Mahaska, but the thought may be in the backs of many minds. North Mahaska Jazz secured its eighth state title at the Iowa Jazz Championships in Ames April 2. North Mahaska Jazz Band (NM Jazz) under the direction of Bruce Peiffer won Class 1A over Earlham. The two jazz bands were selected over a field of...
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