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Loren D. Schwartz

Loren D. Schwartz January 16, 1919 – May 18, 2018 Hedrick, Iowa | Age 99 Loren D. Schwartz, 99, of Hedrick, died Friday, May 18, 2018, at the MHP Hospital in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Loren was born Thursday, January 16, 1919. Funeral Services are pending at the Fremont Funeral Chapel. To send flowers or a memorial […]

Patricia Lou Phelps

Patricia Lou Phelps August 10, 1928 – May 17, 2018 Montezuma, Iowa | Age 89 Pat Phelps, 89 of Montezuma passed away Thursday evening, May 17, 2018 at her home in Montezuma. Patricia Lou Phelps, the daughter of Forest and Lorene Greenhalgh, was born on August 10, 1928 in Sigourney, Iowa. After her parent’s divorce, […]

Rollover Accident In Peoria Sends One To The Hospital – Another Under Arrest

Accident scene in Peoria at shortly after 9pm Wednesday night. (photo by Andrew Schneider, Jr)

A Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Thursday, May 17, 2018 On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018, at approximately 9 p.m., the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the intersection of Cross Street and Main Street, in Peoria, Iowa, in reference to a single-vehicle accident. It was reported that the single vehicle had struck a […]

Fans and Drivers Remembers Loved Ones on Budweiser Memorial Night

Mike Hughes

by Jeremy Fox Oskaloosa, Iowa (May 16th, 2018) – Race fans and drivers donated money to the purse in memory of their loved ones that they have lost on Wednesday Night. Dean Sylvester Family, Yaw’s Auto Salvage, Friends & Family of the Late SIS Hall of Famer Aaron Brown #54. Huffman Fabrication, Scharky Frame, Ervin […]

Paul DeGeest announces candidacy for Mahaska County supervisor

Paul DeGeest, former Mahaska County sheriff, is seeking election in the June 5 Mahaska County supervisor primary election. DeGeest is a lifelong Mahaska County resident and started working for the Mahaska County sheriff’s office as a deputy in 1977. Once promoted to chief deputy he was in charge of investigations for 18 years. DeGeest was […]

Wanda Lea Hawkins-Klotz

Wanda Lea Hawkins-Klotz April 15, 1933 – May 13, 2018 Gibson, Iowa | Age 85 Wanda Hawkins – Klotz 85, of Gibson, died Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. A memorial service will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Gibson Presbyterian Church. Visitation […]

La Vone Eldon Rauch

La Vone Eldon Rauch May 17, 1935 – May 14, 2018 New Sharon, Iowa | Age 82 La Vone Rauch, 82 of New Sharon passed away Monday morning, May 14, 2018 at the Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa. La Vone Eldon Rauch, the son of Henry and Laura (Meyer) Rauch, was born on May […]

Bonita K. Johnson

Bonita K. Johnson January 18, 1949 – May 11, 2018 Malcolm, Iowa | Age 69 Bonita “Bonnie” K. Johnson, 69, of Malcolm, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa. She was born Tuesday, January 18, 1949, in Montezuma, the daughter of Vernon Harold and Erma Lou Bineger Davis. Bonnie graduated […]

Grinnell first-year athletes honors at GOAL ceremony

Grinnell College Athletics

GRINNELL, Iowa – Four Grinnell College students were honored with G. Lester Duke ’25 awards as 2017-18 outstanding freshman athletes during Sunday’s GOAL ceremony at Darby Gymnasium. Milica Cvrkota ’21 won the award for top female in an individual sport and Darice Wheeler ’21 for a team sport. Male winners were Paul Cover ’21 in […]

Mahaska County Community Foundation Announces $122,000 In Grant Funding

Mahaska County Community Foundation (MCCF)

The Mahaska County Community Foundation (MCCF) is pleased to announce that it has awarded just over $122,000 in grant funding for projects within Mahaska County. Once again, the competition for these grant dollars was strong, with grant applications totaling over $214,000. This amount reflects the number of good projects presently under consideration within the County. […]


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