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08/17/2017 - 8:34am
The continuing saga of the now demolished building at 203 Walnut Street was a topic of discussion at Monday’s Eddyville City Council meeting. Two main issues emerged as the councilors discussed the project and engineering costs. Iowa State Contractors was to have completed the project months ago. In May owner asked for and was granted an extension to finish the job. ISGroup, who engineered...
08/17/2017 - 8:33am
Max Marlin wants to know about the dam at Fremont and where the landslide risk is that was referred to in the mitigation plan put before the Fremont City Council at its meeting Aug. 7. The report, prepared by Area XV Regional Planning listed the two risks plus river flooding as moderate risks to the city. “This can have an effect on...
08/17/2017 - 8:32am
Following a public hearing, members of the Eddyville City Council approved a project to repair Sixth Street and Mill Street. The paving and sewer improvement project was awarded to Tri-County. Three councilors and mayor John Simmer were present for the hearing. Councilors Dwight Lobberecht and Wade Francis were absent from the meeting. No one from...
08/17/2017 - 8:30am
More than three-quarters of an hour was spent discussing the potential radio project that emergency services in Mahaska County are seeking. County sheriff Russ VanRenterghem, representing the Emergency Management Commission, and the EMA bond counsel Steven Nadel met with county supervisors at their meeting Aug. 7. Mahaska County’s aging...
08/10/2017 - 8:56am
A dream nine years in the making took one step closer to fruition as the Mahaska County Conservation Board broke ground for the Mahaska County Environmental Learning Center on Thursday, Aug. 3. Flanked by local supporters, state legislators and friends, members of the Board put on their hard hats, grabbed a golden shovel, and broke first dirt on...
08/10/2017 - 8:54am
Anyone who has lived in Oskaloosa or Mahaska County any length of time has heard the name George Daily. Most know him from his name on the front of the local auditorium, but he is more complex than just a name. Daily died in 1993, but the recluse who spent hours at Oskaloosa Public Library reading and city park playing checkers, was also a...
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