An Oskaloosa woman charged with killing her daughter will remain in jail with a bond of $500,000. Alicia Ritenour faces first degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death charges, after her 18-month old daughter died on Jan. 24.
A workshop will teach parents and caregivers of Oskaloosa students how healthy eating and daily physical activity are linked to academic success. Parents will also learn the benefits of school meals on children's health and learning.
Oskaloosa's animal shelter is in need of improvements. That's what shelter director Lindsey Sime recently told the city council. But the shelter's board is not asking to revitalize the current facility, instead it wants to build a new facility at a new site. But to get that done the shelter needs financial assistance from the city.
Special Olympics Iowa is changing the lives of the young and old. For more than four decades that organization opens up communication between athlete, their families, volunteers and the general public.
On Saturday, Senator Ken Rozenboom, Representative Guy Vander Linden, and Representative Larry Sheets discussed road funding, and the use of medicinal marijuana, at Smokey Row in the fourth edition of the political forum 'Eggs & Issues.'
The regular basketball season is wrapping up for W-P-U with one game left on the men and women's schedules. The Statesmen had to knock off Viterbo Wednesday night to solidify their chances for a top seed in the men's conference tournament.
Oskaloosa is at the front of state legislator's minds after being lobbied by local leaders this week. Members from the Mahaska Community Development Group (MCDG) traveled to the statehouse on Tuesday to talk about Oskaloosa, its industries, and Highway 63. And while that group influenced the lawmakers with their words, another local group did it with their music.
On Wednesday night, the Oskaloosa School Board discussed next year's budget, and the establishment of board goals. Board Treasurer Chad Vink gave the board a 50-minute presentation outlining the proposed budget for next year.
It's almost conference tourney time for William Penn. The men and women are looking to go the distance with their MCC foes, but first they had one regular season game against Grand View on their schedule.
Oskaloosa had four wrestler qualify for the 2014 individual state wrestling meet in Des Moines, IA. Representing the maroon and white in Well Fargo Arena were Mason Wisse (182lbs.), Skylar DeJong (120lbs.), Drea Lamb (195lbs.) and Drew Sams (106lbs).