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06/20/2018 - 3:55pm
A week after two candidates who are opposed to the regional airport won the Mahaska County Supervisor Republican primary, a district court judge has ruled that Mahaska County cannot leave the 28E agreement that started the regional airport project in 2012, and that attempts to do so could result in the county incurring damages for delaying the project, as outlined in the 28E. In a ruling issued...
06/20/2018 - 3:54pm
Weather threatened to toss a wet blanket on the 2018 New Sharon Spring Festival. Planners had put into place contingency plans. They didn’t need them. Mobile devices were constantly checking weather web sites in order to plan to move activities inside. Friday night’s coronation of festival royalty went off without a hitch. The crowning...
06/20/2018 - 3:52pm
Every vote counts is more than an adage in Mahaska County. The mid-term primary election has put county auditor and election commissioner Susan Brown in a position never before seen in Mahaska County. Following a canvass of votes from the election, the two-vote lead Steve Parker had over former sheriff Paul DeGeest in the Republican race for...
06/13/2018 - 7:38am
Sometimes you just have to do something for yourself, something that makes you happy. Linda and Kim Porter are doing that very thing. The new owners have renovated the property, which has been the home of Vic’s Ice Crème for the past 50 years, will soon open a new facility on the grounds called Sadie Jane’s. “We wanted to...
06/13/2018 - 7:36am
Every vote counts. Some scoff at the adage, but in Tuesday’s state Primary Election the saying is absolutely true. In the only contested county election, Republicans Steve Parker and Steven Wanders won the two spots over the other two candidates, incumbent Willie Van Weelden and challenger Paul DeGeest. Wanders easily won one of the two...
05/31/2018 - 4:04pm
Sometimes a trip to see a movie in New Sharon can be the beginning of a wonderful relationship. That may be an over simplification, but there is some truth to the concept for a Montezuma couple. Sam and Connie Nelson did something like that and the residents of New Sharon are glad they did. The Nelsons recently opened Papa’s Pizza and Nana...
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