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Nortonville residents benefit from grant

by Dennis Sharkey Thanks to a federal grant the north side of Nortonville is looking better and it didn’t cost the city a thing. City Clerk Barbara Polson reported to the city council earlier this month that a federal grant to rehabilitate dilapidated homes and demolition was finally closed out by the city and a […]

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

Nortonville drivers will have to find a new route

by Dennis Sharkey Nortonville residents will have to find new routes for the next couple of months as a major road project finally begins. Construction crews blocked off Osage Street last Thursday in preparation for a total makeover for the half-mile stretch of road through the town. City Superintendent Larry Pruett told council members earlier […]

October 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Government,Nortonville,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 »

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 »

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