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McLouth resident rallies the Christmas spirit

by Dennis Sharkey McLouth resident Mary Garcia knows that sometimes if you want something done, you do it yourself. That is what Garcia did this year after writing a letter to the editor last December challenging her community to show their Christmas spirit. “You drove through McLouth and nobody had any lights up and no […]

November 26th, 2010 | Posted in County News,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth’s Trevor Roberts inspiring some big names

Former NFL players Drew Caylor, left, and Brett Pierce, talk to McLouth senior Trevor Roberts outside McLouth BP on Tuesday. All three went to lunch in McLouth. Story and photo by Dennis Sharkey Trevor Roberts may be from a small town but his story is bigger than life. On Tuesday three former NFL players hopped […]

November 14th, 2010 | Posted in Featured,McLouth,Municipalities,Sports | Read More »

Benefit planned for McLouth’s Trevor Roberts

The “Team Trevor Benefit” is scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Stan Braksick Sports Complex in McLouth. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. with many activities including bingo, live music, kids carnival, face painting, karaoke and a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will help Trevor and his family pay for medical expenses. On […]

November 11th, 2010 | Posted in County News,McLouth | Read More »

McLouth city council wants to talk water rates

by Dennis Sharkey The McLouth City Administrator Carl Chalfant wants the City Council to have a talk with residents about water rates. Chalfant threw the issue on the table at the Tuesday, Oct. 19, meeting and outlined why the discussion needs to happen soon. Chalfant asked the council to consider a series of public meetings […]

October 29th, 2010 | Posted in McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth officials scurrying to meet grant deadline for community center

by Dennis Sharkey Community officials in McLouth are almost to the finish line, but one hurdle remains in submitting a grant for a new community center building. Last Tuesday, Oct. 19, the McLouth City Council approved three documents crucial to the process. However, one very important document is still missing and some concerning questions have […]

October 29th, 2010 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

Public voices concerns about community center in McLouth

by Dennis Sharkey A public hearing was held in McLouth last week to answer questions and concerns with the development of a new community center. Grant writer Garrett Nordstrom along with city and recreation commission leaders met with a handful of citizens to field questions on a wide range of areas, but most questions centered […]

October 18th, 2010 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

Paying utility bills in McLouth now easier

by Dennis Sharkey Paying bills in McLouth is now at residents’ finger tips. The city has agreed to terms with a company to begin accepting payments for utility bills online. The Web site is www.mclouthutility.com. Residents enter their information and a convenience fee is charged. Customers will be able to see the full amount charged […]

October 16th, 2010 | Posted in McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth will hold public hearing concerning community center

by Dennis Sharkey Advocates for a new community center building in McLouth seemingly have all of their ducks in a row. Now it’s time for the community to speak. Before the city council’s next meeting Oct. 5, the city’s Recreation Commission along with city leaders will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. about the […]

October 2nd, 2010 | Posted in McLouth,Municipalities,The Independent | Read More »

New police officer hits the streets of McLouth

by Dennis Sharkey A 10-year veteran of law enforcement has joined the city of McLouth’s police department as a full-time officer. Patrick Johnson’s eleventh year as a police officer began Sept. 18 after being sworn in by Mayor Keith Meador. Johnson’s first official duties were to monitor the Mud-A-Thon at the Threshing Bee track. “I […]

October 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Featured,McLouth,Municipalities,The Independent | Read More »

Local law enforcement agencies will conduct domestic terrorism training

by Dennis Sharkey In today’s world, domestic terrorism is a real factor and local authorities want to be ready if the unforeseen were to happen. Any law enforcement officer, firefighter or first responder will say that a domestic attack is something they don’t want to think about, but an attack at one of the county’s […]

October 1st, 2010 | Posted in Featured,McLouth,Meriden,Municipalities,Nortonville,Oskaloosa,Ozawkie,Perry,The Independent,Valley Falls,Winchester | Read More »

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