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06/22/2017 - 10:18am
Wendell Knowler asked his daughter a question in 2014. Three years later she answered him. Knowler, a veteran of the Korean War, had received four medals as a Staff Sergeant. However they became missing. It is believed the medals and other papers relating to his service were lost in a house flood several years ago. Knowler asked his daughter, Jan King, whatever happened to them. That began a...
06/22/2017 - 10:16am
Duane Banks Field was the venue as players and fans from North Mahaska and English Valleys gathered for a South Iowa Cedar League Game. The University of Iowa stadium played host as fans and players basked under the sun for a junior varsity and varsity contest. Mother Nature was not as friendly to them. Hot temperatures and weather cut short the...
06/15/2017 - 1:12pm
Unsafe buildings seem to dominate council meetings in Eddyville lately. Monday’s gathering was no different. The building at 203 Walnut has caused the council angst from more than three years. Under a contract with Iowa State Contractors the building demolition and rehab of the area was to be complete on Friday, June 2. Contractor Joseph...
06/15/2017 - 1:09pm
Mahaska County Supervisors met Monday and opened with questions of the truth and closed with the same. The first regarding information from a previous meeting regarding the radio study approved by the board and the state interoperability system developed by the state. The final was a disagreement between supervisor Willie Van Weelden and county...
06/15/2017 - 1:08pm
Medical personnel triage patients in preparation of treatment. The “students” were part of a school intruder drill held at Eddyville- Blakesburg-Fremont High School for Mahaska and Wapello first responders. Complete story will appear in the June 22 edition of The Sun.   Photo by RD Keep.
06/15/2017 - 1:06pm
Phyllis Clayworth was named as Citizen of the Year at the New Sharon Spring Festival. She is interviewed live by KBOE Radio personality “The Round Guy” Steve Pilchen. See next week’s issue of The Sun for more photos.   Photo by RD Keep.
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