Archive for: August, 2016

New Sharon Fire Enters Second Day Rested And Ready

Independence, Louisiana- The crew from New Sharon Fire entered Saturday rested and sore after a long first day of recovery efforts. The three members of the New Sharon crew include Josh Crouse, Dustin Briggs, and Fire Chief Steve Gerard. Those three left Mahaska County on Thursday evening after having worked all day. Driving in shifts, […]

Area Churches Serve Up A Bit Of Hope

Lavon Geraldine Hall

Lavon Geraldine Hall November 4, 1925 – August 28, 2016 Montezuma, Iowa | Age 90 Lavon “Bonnie” Hall, 90 of Montezuma passed away peacefully Sunday evening, August 28 at the Montezuma Specialty Care nursing home in Montezuma. Lavon “Bonnie” Geraldine Hall, the daughter of Lester and Hazel Englebarts Hall was born on November 4, 1925 […]

Homecoming Dresses Get Second Date

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Looking good at formal dances can be a costly affair for young ladies and their parents. according to Brei Holmes, one dress drive is looking to help make those special evenings more affordable. Holmes and her group  are hosting a homecoming dress resale. The group had also done a prom dress resale […]

‘No Coast’ Makes A Splash In Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It’s not every day you get to celebrate a completely different kind of business. This week, Oskaloosa got to enjoy the launching of NoCoast Beer Co. The brewery was christened earlier in the week, with the smashing of a bottle of beer, much like the christening of a ship. Friday evening had […]

“Grizz” Adams Set To Retire After 25 Years Serving Mahaska County

Oskaloosa, Iowa – You only have to say one word for most Mahaska County residents to know who you’re talking about. The name “Grizz” comes up, and everyone knows exactly who he is. The days are clicking by until “Grizz” or Richard Adams officially hangs up his gun-belt for the final time. Grizz got his […]

New Sharon Fire Once Again Answering The Call For Help

Independence, Louisiana – This small town of nearly 2000 people was flooded up to their windows when catastrophic rains hammered their area during the month of August. The floors of the structure being demoed are still slick with the mud washed into the home by the nearby creek. The waters had risen to over the […]

Geraldine Marie Fisher

Geraldine Marie Fisher March 30, 1929 – August 25, 2016 Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 87 Geraldine Marie Fisher, 87, of Oskaloosa, died Thursday, August 25, 2016, at the Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa. She was born March 30, 1929, at Rose Hill, the daughter of John E. and Margaret C. Repplinger Winegardner. Geraldine graduated from […]

Roger Lee Davis

Roger Lee Davis March 19, 1931 – August 25, 2016 Mesa, Arizona (New Sharon, Ia) | Age 85 Roger Davis, 85 of Mesa, Arizona and formerly of New Sharon and Ankeny passed away Thursday morning, August 25, 2016 at the Lund Family Hospice House in Gilbert, Arizona. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am Saturday, […]

Wanda Jean Steel

Wanda Jean Steel March 10, 1952 – August 24, 2016 New Sharon, Iowa | Age 64 Wanda Steel, 64 of New Sharon passed away Wednesday afternoon, August 24, 2016 at the Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Wanda Steel, the daughter of Edward and Mary Jean (Lewman) Poe, was born on March 10, […]


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