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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 »

Valley Falls City Hall construction expected to exceed cost limit

Projected cost overruns on the new city office at Valley Falls has the mayor and council wondering if they will be moving into an unfinished building.

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Government,Municipalities,Valley Falls | 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 »

Sheriff Herrig says serving Jefferson County is all he knows

Sheriff Jeff Herrig

It has been 30 years ago since Sheriff Jeff Herrig first put on a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department uniform but it doesn’t seem that long to him.

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

Retired teacher, cattleman seeking state senate seat

“I’m running now because I don’t want to turn 70 in 10 years and be saying, ‘I wish I would have done that,’ ” Ron Ellis said on his decision to run for state senate seat.

Ron Ellis has his definition of conservative.

July 15th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Government,State,The Vindicator | Read More »

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