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Cross completes third mission trip to Haiti

Jo Cross-Haiti

  by Rick Nichols Jo Cross recently returned to Oskaloosa following an eight-day mission trip to Haiti, her third trip to the West Indian nation since it was devastated by an earthquake in January of 2010. Cross, a member of the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church, spent March 10-17 in Haiti with six other Kansans. The […]

April 13th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,Oskaloosa,The Independent | Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Oskaloosa City Council scraps plan for police station

Plans to construct a new police station in the basement of the new pharmacy on the square have been scrapped for a bigger plan.

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

Dog kennel owner continues fight to keep animals in Oskaloosa

by Dennis Sharkey An Oskaloosa resident that has been told by the city to get rid of at least three dogs isn’t sending his animals away without a fight. Brian Ledbetter lost a 3-2 decision by the city council June 7. Councilmen Gary Bryant and Dale Mooney were the two people to vote in favor […]

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

County Prosecutor investigating records request denial

Jefferson County Prosecutor Jason Belveal has launched an investigation into a complaint filed against the city of Oskaloosa by the Independent.

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

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