The local option sales tax vote did not pass in Mahaska County on Tuesday night. Eighty-three percent of unincorporated Mahaska County voted against the local option sales tax, also known as the penny tax.
Switching over to basketball a local b-baller signed with the William Penn men's basketball team this week. Oskaloosa Indian Wade Votroubek became the first Oskaloosan to join the navy and gold since the program switched from NAIA Division II to NAIA Division I.
The 2014 county-approved Wind Farm Project by RPM Access may be on the 2016 books for construction. That all depends however on which projects the company chooses to pursue this year says RPM Access Co-owner Stephen Dryden.
Another large investment aimed at bettering the lives of county residents is yielding faster and more environmentally friendly results at Mahaska Health Partnership. The hospital recently purchased three new pieces of technology for their Laboratory Services Department.
The unofficial results are in: The local option sales tax (LOST), or penny tax, has been approved in the City of Oskaloosa (885-562), but has not been approved in unincorporated Mahaska County (308-1498).