The city council needs voter approval when it comes to issuing bonds for Oskaloosa's new fire station. The current fire station is outdated and space is an issue. The future project would fix the department's current space needs and create the option for more room in the future, if needed.
Work is still ongoing at the new community stadium at Lacey. The installment of a two story permanent press box is being put in place for the more than 10-million dollar project. Construction is entering its fourth year and the fourth phase says William Penn University Athletic Director Greg Hafner.
As unfinished business is being taken care of above the field, down on turf the Statesmen were laying their foundation for a redemption season. Last weekend Penn kicked off its season hosting Bethel, TN.
The Oskaloosa High School cross county squads wrapped up their meet at the Grinnell Invitational this past week. The OHS varsity boys placed fifth, while the OHS varsity girls squad finished sixth out of 10 squads.