It's been a year and a half in the making and this week Oskaloosa took its inaugural step to becoming happier and healthier. A kickoff event was held on Monday where more than 400 attendees learned what it means for their community to become a Blue Zone.
Another Statesmen is in line to take his talents to the next level. Redshirt junior Nick DiMarco recently showed off his skills alongside several of the midwest's top NFL prospects during a pro day at Iowa State University.
County residents are concerned about how they'll be impacted by a proposed northwest bypass to Highway 63. The Iowa Department of Transportation heard those concerns on Wednesday night at a public meeting.
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.