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McLouth council addresses issues with fireworks

by Dennis Sharkey The McLouth City Council is tweaking the city’s fireworks ordinance that will result in a certain fireworks banishment. The council will ban what is described as an incendiary firework. Councilman Harlan Woodring described a firework that has an open burning flame that lasts for more than a minute. Councilman George Bowen described […]

July 18th, 2011 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

Police identify suspect in McLouth graffiti case

McLouth graffiti

by Dennis Sharkey An arrest could soon be made in connection with a downtown McLouth graffiti incident. Police Chief Marcus Koch told the city council last week that a suspect has been identified but did not give any details. The suspect used black paint to tag some buildings along Union Street. The graffiti is not […]

July 15th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Government,McLouth,Municipalities,The Independent | Read More »

McLouth city council welcomes back former councilman

by Dennis Sharkey The McLouth City Council said goodbye to resident Ron Forshee last week and welcomed new council member James Moore. Moore previously served on the council and won election in April. He replaced Forshee who was serving as a councilman after being appointed by Mayor Keith Meador to serve an unexpired term. The […]

May 18th, 2011 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth recommends residents check gas connectors

by Dennis Sharkey A recent call to the McLouth City Hall has led to a warning from Fire Chief Carl Chalfant. Earlier this year a resident of McLouth called city hall when they smelled the odor of gas in their home. Tragedy was adverted at the home but Chalfant said the situation could have been […]

May 15th, 2011 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth councilwoman at odds with fellow council members again

by Dennis Sharkey McLouth City Councilwoman Barbara Hasemeier is at odds with fellow council members again. Last week council members voted 4-0 to set a date for Hasemeier to pay an outstanding debt nearly a year old to the city. Hasemeier abstained from the vote. The amount of the debt is $172.50. The money is […]

April 18th, 2011 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth’s Patriot’s Day Parade organizers looking for new ideas

Without a doubt the McLouth Patriot’s Day Parade has been a huge success, but organizers want to make it even better.

March 21st, 2011 | Posted in Featured,McLouth,Municipalities,The Independent | Read More »

Patriots Day Parade date set in McLouth

The McLouth Patriots Day Parade will be held on Saturday, April 16. The parade will begin at 1 p.m.

February 27th, 2011 | Posted in McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth residents gather to light first Mayor’s Christmas tree

by Dennis Sharkey Although the city of McLouth has existed for more than 120 years, it’s the first time they’ve had a Christmas tree. Mayor Keith Meador last week thanked Mary Garcia and her family along with the Recreation Commission and city residents for the Christmas celebration and tree lighting event earlier this month. “A […]

December 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth weighs costs of cleaning up town

by Dennis Sharkey Cleaning up the city of McLouth and getting inoperable vehicles towed away may cause more problems and money. Police Chief Marcus Koch has completed his data gathering phase of the project that has taken months to this point. Koch gathered data from the street to the best of his ability and has […]

December 21st, 2010 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

Best decorated home and business judging soon

This year the Jefferson County Area Chamber: Oskaloosa, Perry and McLouth will be judging the best decorated homes and businesses on Dec. 17. The home must be located within one of the three city limits to participate. One winner from each town in both divisions will be selected and announced the week of Christmas. If […]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in County News,McLouth,Municipalities,Oskaloosa,Perry | Read More »

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