Mahaska County has recently been at the center of odd weather conditions. Despite receiving rain and snow this week, the county also received a fire weather watch from the National Weather Service in Des Moines.
Mahaska county is aware its paved roads need a makeover. Crews continue to fill potholes and make patches on the county's 126 miles of paved roads, but at some point it's cheaper to replace the road altogether. Recently Mahaksa county's engineer determined what roads need that overhaul and when.
A part of the Blue Zones Project initiative involves bringing community leaders together to define projects that will make the city more walkable and bikable. And that's where City Planner Dan Burden comes in.
The Iowa Department of Transportation has identified three possible routes for a bypass around the northwest part of Oskaloosa. The department is holding a public information meeting next Wednesday to showcase the routes and hear input from the public.
Some families in Oskaloosa say they look forward to April because that's when the community is reminded of Autism. Autism is a mental condition, typically recognized in early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming social relationships.