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04/18/2018 - 10:59am
North Mahaska School Board approved two major portions of business to set up the 2018- 19 academic year at its monthly meeting April 9. Board members approved the school Calendar and the annual budget among other items on a genuinely routine agenda. The board conducted a public hearing on the budget before the regular session began. No members of the public were present to comment and board...
04/18/2018 - 10:57am
A former United Methodist pastor who once served in Oskaloosa was among four men charge in an investigation into a sexual assault charge. The news came via a news report on KETV in Omaha. David Russell Holmes, 80, formerly of Oskaloosa, faces at least one count of first-degree sexual assault of a child in Nebraska. Holmes, retired from Central...
04/18/2018 - 10:56am
Sometimes you know when the time is right. For rural Oskaloosa resident Holly Brink the time is now. The mother of three has seized the opportunity to seek her first elected office because she feels she can make a difference. The difference she wants to make is as Republican state representative for Iowa District 80. The seat is currently held by...
04/18/2018 - 10:54am
Third grade students from New Sharon, Eddyville, Oskaloosa, and Peoria were all given the opportunity to learn about something that may be relatively new to them: life on the farm. As a part of the Ag in the Classroom program presented to all third-grade students in Mahaska County through the Mahaska County Farm Bureau, students from area schools...
04/05/2018 - 9:10am
A purveyor of tasty treats of which many area residents partake is seeking a new title. Jaarsma Bakery in Pella and Oskaloosa is proud to share that it is competing to be named the Sweetest Bakery in America. From March 1 through July 31, the Dawn Foods contest invites communities across the country to cast their vote and help their favorite...
04/05/2018 - 9:07am
Diamond Vogel Paint and Keep Iowa Beautiful announced the grant awards for the 2018 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa. Four Sun area communities received grants for this year. The City of Fremont was the lone Mahaska County city to receive a grant. Montezuma,...
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