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Oskaloosa water tower has a leak

Oskaloosa Water Tower

The city’s old water tower is leaking and may need emergency repair work.

February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa,The Independent | Read More »

Mayor says police chief, staff frustrated

by Dennis Sharkey Oskaloosa City Councilman John Norman thought a meeting with the city’s police department employees went well until he heard otherwise from the mayor. Mayor Mike Paavola said at last week’s regular city council meeting that Police Chief Rick Jones and another employee came to see him at his employment after a meeting […]

February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Oskaloosa mayor says police chief, staff frustrated

Oskaloosa City Councilman John Norman thought a meeting with the city’s police department employees went well until he heard otherwise from the mayor.

February 14th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Oskaloosa City Council members, Hayes not on same page

Some Oskaloosa City Council members seem to not be on the same page with City Attorney Mike Hayes.

February 8th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Construction on Oskaloosa city pool is on track for opening day

Oskaloosa swimming pool

Construction on the new city pool in Oskaloosa is progressing toward opening day but decisions still need to be made about who will manage the pool.

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

Jefferson County Transportation turning to municipalities for help after funding cut

by Dennis Sharkey The only public transportation system within Jefferson County is now looking to the cities for help. Jefferson County Services Organization(JCSO) Director Lynn Luck met with the Oskaloosa city council last Thursday, Jan. 5, to ask for help. Last month JCSO found out from the United Way of Topeka that funding to the […]

January 16th, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Oskaloosa city council looking to fill two spots

The city of Oskaloosa will enter the new year still looking for two members for the council.

December 29th, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Paavola steps up to become Oskaloosa mayor

Although he was reluctant to assume the mayor’s post, Mike Paavola knows it made sense.

December 1st, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

Oskaloosa trash service rates on the rise

Rates for trash service in the city of Oskaloosa will be increasing in January.

Rates for trash service in the city of Oskaloosa will be increasing in January.

November 30th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa,The Independent | Read More »

State official will explain mitigation plan to city of Oskaloosa

A meeting with Jefferson County Emergency Manager Doug Schmitt did not clear the air for Oskaloosa city councilmen so a state official will give it a shot.

November 17th, 2011 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Oskaloosa | Read More »

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