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Councilmen differ on how to move forward with City Hall in Oskaloosa

All six members of the Oskaloosa City Council agree that a new City Hall is needed. However, there are differing opinions on how to get there.

August 4th, 2012 | Posted in County Commission,Government,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Oskaloosa City Council working towards digital time card system

The city of Oskaloosa is moving toward a digital time card system for employees.

August 4th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Adult business owner sues city of Meriden

Highway Four Properties LLC, owners of Oasis Saloon, have filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County District Court seeking damages.

August 4th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Meriden | Read More »

Drought conditions worsen as temperatures stay near triple digits

heat wave

It’s been a hot and dry spring and summer. Crops are severely damaged and grass for cattle is in short supply. It began with a winter that brought one 2-inch snow and started to warm early. April 2 was a 90-degree day and there was a string of 80s in March. Temperatures in the 90s […]

August 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Valley Falls | Read More »

4-Her’s get ready as fair time approaches in Jefferson County

Siblings Sammi, Dallas, and Colby Clark, Valley Falls, smile with their dairy goat, Princess Sophia. Dallas will be showing Miss Sophia at the upcoming 4-H fair.

The Clark family, Valley Falls, keeps busy with the many 4-H projects their children are involved with.

August 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Valley Falls | Read More »

Resolution to records request could come next week

A resolution to a request for records made to the city of Oskaloosa by the Independent in April may be resolved next week.

July 27th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Oskaloosa tries to limit access to burned house

Oskaloosa City Council members have taped off a burned down house in hopes children will stay out.

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Oskaloosa City Council still confused about how to approach property issues

After more than a year of effort the Oskaloosa City Council and Health Board still don’t know how they will move forward with resolving issues.

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Valley Falls City Hall construction expected to exceed cost limit

Projected cost overruns on the new city office at Valley Falls has the mayor and council wondering if they will be moving into an unfinished building.

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | Read More »

Oskaloosa mayor denies making comments about business owner

Oskaloosa Mayor Mike Paavola says that claims made by a local businessman are not true.

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

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