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 The current fire station is outdated and space is an issue.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.
The Oskaloosa Community School District began "Walk Wednesdays" this morning. Every Wednesday through the end of October, the elementary and middle schools will participate in a walking bus as part of the Blue Zones Project.
The city council plans to ask voters in November to approve issuing bonds to help pay for a new fire station. However, the renovation and construction plans won't happen without the consensus of the community.
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 City Council voted against discontinuing the Oskaloosa Water Board on Monday night. A troubled history involving communication and cooperation between the council and the water board prompted Councilman Jason Van Zetten to present the item.