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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 graduate of Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont, will...
08/13/2019 - 3:00pm
NEW SHARON – Members of the North Mahaska community are seeking a $12.8 million bond issue from the community to upgrade school facilities. The bonds will address three areas, safety and security; building improvement; and learning environment. Organizers and school administration held the first of two public question and answer sessions on...
08/13/2019 - 2:54pm
FREMONT – Members of the Fremont City Council acted on a few items at its August meeting, but that was after 40 minutes of public comment on various items. Much of the comments were geared toward questions about ordinance and ordinance enforcement. One citizen was asking about the weed ordinance and mentioned a couple areas in town she...
08/13/2019 - 2:48pm
NEW SHARON – Members of the New Sharon City Council dealt with a light agenda in its first August meeting Wednesday. They approved four building permits, renewal of the city’s health insurance plan, and a bid for sewer lining. Prior to the beginning of the regular session, councilors toured the new Linder-Lake Apartments. Resident...
08/08/2019 - 9:31am
08/08/2019 - 9:29am
LYNNVILLE – Members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and emergency services have recovered the body of a 19-year old Lynnville man following a farm accident Friday. In a press release from the sheriff’s office, Benjamin Raymond Van Wyk was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of a farming accident.    ...
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