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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 - 10:11am
North Mahaska School Board of Directors met in a special session Monday, April 8 to discuss and approved the school budget for 2019-20 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The board held two public hearings on the evening, one for the budget and one for approval of the academic year calendar for 2019-20. Prior to the hearing instrumental instructor...
04/15/2019 - 5:23pm
  By RD KEEP The Sun   After four days the jury in the Luke VanHemert murder trial had two and half days before hearing closing arguments and receiving the case for deliberations Monday morning. Eleven prosecution witnesses provided insight into the events of March 1, 2018 that occurred on North Third Street that resulted in the death of...
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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