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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 »

Lowering speed limits in McLouth to 20 mph could be costly

by Dennis Sharkey Although there’s a concern about speeding in McLouth, don’t expect speed limits to lower any time soon. Lately concerns have been heard from McLouth residents about the speed limit on residential side streets. Many are concerned that the general speed limit of 30 mph is too fast, including Police Chief Marcus Koch. […]

September 19th, 2010 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth qualifies for federal grant

by Dennis Sharkey A new community center in McLouth has cleared one of the biggest hurdles organizers have faced in the 10 plus years they have been working on the project. Last week the McLouth Recreation Commission received notice that the city does qualify for a federal grant. However, how the city qualified is not […]

September 19th, 2010 | Posted in Government,McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

Area government gets pleasant surprise reminder of last winter’s storm

by Dennis Sharkey Area government entities have opened their mailboxes this month to find a pleasant surprise in the form of money. Last year’s winter storm during the holiday season seems like a long time ago to many. County wide, public works directors are busy finishing up summer road and infrastructure projects while preparing for […]

September 19th, 2010 | Posted in County Commission,Government,McLouth,Meriden,Municipalities,Nortonville,Oskaloosa,Ozawkie,Perry,The Independent,Valley Falls,Winchester | Read More »

Community health fair and food drive Sept. 21

Leavenworth Jefferson Electric Cooperative will be host to a free community health fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21. The fair will be held at the company’s office at 507 N. Union, McLouth. There will be blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings available as well as reviews of height, weight and body […]

September 4th, 2010 | Posted in County News,McLouth | Read More »

Water revenues not keeping pace with costs in McLouth

The costs of providing water to residents of McLouth is going up and increases will have to be passed on to consumers. That was the message last week at a McLouth City Council meeting that was preceded by a hearing to discuss the city’s proposed budget. City Clerk Kim Perry said during the hearing a […]

August 24th, 2010 | Posted in McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth adopts purchase ordinance in wake of litigation threat

The McLouth City Council approved a new city purchasing policy at last week’s regular meeting that spells out a way for accepting bids. The language used in the ordinance would allow the city to award a contract to the second lowest bidder, such as the case with the East Cynthia water line project. The ordinance […]

August 24th, 2010 | Posted in McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

City of McLouth hopes ordinance will eliminate future confusion

Some information given at a city of McLouth special meeting last month by a local attorney has caused some confusion. At the regular McLouth City Council meeting on Aug. 3, City Attorney Carol Bonebrake informed the council that a state statute cited by attorney Mike Hayes had nothing to do with the matter at hand […]

August 22nd, 2010 | Posted in McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

McLouth community center hopes rest on residents economic condition

McLouth residents who comprise the Recreation Commission are keeping their fingers crossed. Commission members are hoping results from a study of income within the city of McLouth are better than 10 years ago, although “better” does not mean a thriving community. Instead, they’re hoping that more than half of McLouth residents fall below the median […]

August 22nd, 2010 | Posted in McLouth,Municipalities | Read More »

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