The Mahaska County Extension Office recently received a notice from the City of Oskaloosa concerning the trees on its property that have low hanging limbs in the city right of way. Many other Oskaloosa landowners may have received this notice.
Congressman Dave Loebsack, U.S. Representative for Iowa's second district, visited Clow Valve today to talk with Clow management about the importance of American manufacturing. He also took a tour of the Clow facilities and learned about fire hydrant production. Here's Loebsack on why he stopped by to visit Clow.
Still no decisions have been made about the future of trash pick-up in Oskaloosa.
Garbage haulers Richard Thomas of Thomas Sanitation, John Van Egmond of Egmond Sanitation and Bryan and Lyle Vander Meiden of Midwest Sanitation came to Monday's Public Projects Committee meeting to give their input.
The Mahaska County YMCA and its Dolphins Swim Team sent 31 swimmers from the 2011-2012 squad to the state YMCA swim meet held in Marshalltown on March 3rd and 4th to compete against the best of the best.
Mahaska County's unemployment rate rose to 6.7% in January from 6.0% in December. Workforce Development explains that the state unemployment number of 5.4% is seasonally adjusted, but county rates are not and that comparisons on the county level should be year to year. The Mahaska County unemployment rate for January 2011 was 7.8%.