The Iowa Congressional Delegation has nominated Marion County stand out athlete and Pleasantville High School senior Chaz Clark for consideration to the U.S. Naval Academy. Clark was an All-State football player and state runner up wrestler at 220 lbs., and joins 43 other Iowa students to be considered for appointments to U.S. service academies. Each year the Iowa Congressional Delegation nominates current or future Iowa high school graduates for a select few service academy placements.
An aviator lost their life in a small plane crash that took place in Mahaska County shortly before Christmas. On Saturday, December 23, at approximately 2:20 PM officials of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 2082 210th Street after reports of a downed airplane. Sadly upon arrival emergency personnel discovered the pilot was already deceased. The results of the preliminary investigation indicate that the aircraft struck a power line causing it to crash to the ground. Officials are not speculating on what caused the aircraft to be flowing this low.