For the fourth straight year, Oskaloosans will get a chance to win prizes if they visit businesses around town. The Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group is hosting the Christmas Walk on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thanksgiving is a time to sit down with friends and family and give thanks for all of life's blessings. So for this weeks Oskaloosa Speaks Out, CRI asked residents what they are thankful for this holiday. Here is what they had to say.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow and residents are planning annual feasts for their family and friends. But feeding many is routine for many local churches that participate in the End Of The Month Meals program.
If the idea of fighting over deals on Black Friday is discouraging or pretending to work while shopping on Cyber Monday depresses you, here's something to bring back the holiday spirit, "Giving Tuesday". Basically, it's a jumpstart to the holiday giving season after the shopping blitz following Thanksgiving.
Two Oskaloosa non-profits hit the lanes at Mahaska Bowl to raise money for people with disabilities. The Christian Opportunity Center and Imagine the Possibilities hosted its third annual Ten Pin Turkey Roll recently.
The Oskaloosa High School swimming team is up and running. Back in September, the Oskaloosa School Board approved adding swimming as an extracurricular activity. Since then, the swim team has organized with a roster and coach. It's been practicing for its first meet that's just two weeks away.
On Monday night, the Oskaloosa City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance to change the intersection at South 7th Street and 5th Avenue East from a four-way stop to a two-way stop. The ordinance passed on a 4-3 vote.
Oskaloosa's Water Department Manager is getting a 25* percent raise. Starting Jan. 1st, Chad Coon will earn $81,000 a year. The Water Board of Trustees all approved the raise after a special meeting on Monday night.
Black Friday will start as early as Thanksgiving night in Oskaloosa. With stores across the city opening at different times, it can become difficult to keep track of what opens when. Here is a go-to-guide of what time stores will open in the area.
A former Mahaska County Supervisor is waiting for a judge's ruling in his retrial for theft, fraud and tampering with records. Willie Van Weelden was found guilty on those charges last year by a jury, but a Court of Appeals granted him a new trial after new evidence was discovered. That evidence was a video recording of a supervisors meeting held in April of 2009. The video contradicts evidence from key witnesses.