Planting season for Iowa corn and soybeans lies between mid April and mid May to achieve the best yields. CRI's Jason Madison went to the farm this week to find out how one county resident is handling the chess game he calls farming.
Officials are releasing new details of the proposed Highway 63 improvement project. Area leaders got their first look this week at a proposed route for highway improvements north of Oskaloosa. Plans were presented to the Steering Committee of the Southeast Iowa Transportation Coalition.
The Oskaloosa Police Department released the "Take 25" initiative on Tuesday, encouraging parents, guardians and educators to take 25 minutes to talk to children about safety. Take 25 is a grassroots safety initiative created in honor of National Missing Children's Day, which is honored annually on May 25, to raise awareness on the issue of missing children.
An adoptive family and a widow from Oskaloosa will be receiving help this weekend, thanks in large part to the Both Hands project. The organization, which partners with Lifesong for Orphans, helps families raise money towards rescuing an orphan, but also expects the families to help a widow in the community.
The Oskaloosa Fire Department announced changes on storm siren procedures on Wednesday. The updates are being made in an effort to stay current with siren activation procedures. According to the press release, outdoor warning sirens will only be activated for:
The Mahaska County Supervisors met on Monday and reviewed the health plan for the fiscal year 2013, received a hazmat status update and listened to a Leighton resident request more information regarding the regional airport, along with several other business times on the agenda.
County Supervisor Mark Doland is looking for answers in regards to the proposed regional airport near Leighton. Doland was elected as supervisor this past January with large support from residents in the Leighton area. He campaigned with a stance opposing the use of Eminent Domain as a means to acquire land for the airport. And that was the basis for questions he recently asked the Mahaska County Attorney about the airport development.
Some people in Mahaska County are talking about the proposed regional airport to be located between Oskaloosa and Pella. They took their comments to a meeting of the South Central Regional Airport Agency last night. People for and against the project spoke.
According to the agenda packet, the South Central Regional Airport Agency is expected to designate "Site A" for continued evaluation and development for a regional airport. "Site B" is secondary. The SCRAA will consider the resolution designating the site during a scheduled board meeting this Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the George Daily Auditorium in Oskaloosa.
Some Oskaloosa students will soon be riding a new bus to school. The new bus will phase out older buses almost ten years old. The older a bus gets the more repairs and upkeep it requires. The board approved the purchase at the request of Director of Transportation Dale Nelson. He assured the board that the bus will meet school needs.