Live Healthy Iowa's 10 Week Wellness Challenge kicks off on January 27 and the Mahaska Wellness Coalition wants residents to get involved. Live Healthy Iowa is part of Governor Branstad's initiative to make Iowa the healthiest state in the country.
The Iowa legislature will begin its session next week to meet for its designated 100 days. But some expect the session to run short giving politicians time for campaigning. All 100 seats in the House and half of the 50 seats in the Senate will be up for election in November.
Along with the legislative session starting, so too is the political forum Eggs and Issues. That event will be held at Smokey Row every second and fourth Saturday, for the next three months. The event starts at 8:30 in the morning.
The political forum Eggs and Issues kicked-off its first session of the year at Smokey Row on Saturday morning. The construction of the new fire station, as well as the school district's test scores were the heated topics this time around.
A group of local leaders want to make Oskaloosa a safer place to live.
The Mahaska Community Development Group or MCDG has been investing its time and effort in a highway 63 study. The study's purpose is to convince the Iowa Department of Transportation that Highway 63 north of Oskaloosa needs improvements.
Temperatures that ran in the negatives this week were not only dangerous for humans, but also for pets. Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter Director Lindsey Sime offers one easy tip to ensure four-legged friends and other pets stay safe in the cold weather.
The Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group (OACDG) will be giving scholarships through its Chamber Scholars program. High school seniors living in Mahaska County and attending any high school are eligible to apply.
Oskaloosa's city council will soon have a more exact estimate on how much it will cost to renovate and add-on to the city's existing fire station. That comes after city council members decided what type of roof should be built on the station's addition.