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Majority of Ozawkians said to favor beer tax

by Dennis Sharkey The city of Ozawkie may be turning to beer sales as a way to pay for needed public improvements. Ozawkie Mayor Steve Stanton met with county commissioners on Monday to seek approval for a ballot question that would ask Ozawkie voters if they want a one-percent sales tax on beer sales. Stanton […]

December 5th, 2010 | Posted in County,County Commission,Government,Municipalities,Ozawkie | Read More »

Christmas decorating contest in Meriden and Ozawkie

The Meriden-Ozawkie Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Christmas Lighting and Decorating contest the week of Dec. 6.A $50 gift certificate will be awarded to each of the three area winners. Area 1 is within the Meriden city limits, Area 2 is within the Ozawkie city limits, and Area 3 is in the unincorporated […]

November 26th, 2010 | Posted in County News,Government,Meriden,Municipalities,Ozawkie | 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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