The 1-to-1 laptop program may be spreading in the Oskaloosa Community School District. Four years ago the school board and the district's administration decided to introduce the program at Oskaloosa High. Now, it could be the middle school's turn.
The Statesmen basketball team is looking to make a run in this year's Midwest Collegiate Conference Basketball Tournament. And why not? The team has recently found its winning touch reeling off three solid wins to close out the regular season.
Also looking to get a head start to the year is new Mahaska County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Bryce Abbas. Abbas replaces Valinn McReynolds who is now the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and and Development Group Executive Director.
Oskaloosa Schools might start classes later than they typically do. Governor Terry Branstad recently announced that the Iowa Department of Education would no longer automatically grant waivers to start class earlier than Sept. 1.