The Oskaloosa Community School District's new activities director has some catching up to do with the school year just around the corner. William Penn alum Ryan Parker took over the AD position last week.
A popular portion of Mahaska County's YMCA is reopening soon. In early July, the Y's indoor pool closed because of leaks and heating problems. Since then, the organization worked out a temporary deal with the city to use the Edmundson Public Pool for its aquatic programs.
Shelter Director Lindsey Sime is asking for the city's help to fund a new animal shelter northwest of town. The new shelter would be located on Old Highway 63 between Bobzilla's Bike Shop and H&S Feed.
Oskaloosa has a new chamber director. Valinn McReynolds is taking over as the director of the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group. That means McReynolds is leaving her post as the organization lead for the Blue Zones Project.
President Obama approved Governor Terry Branstad's request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 22 counties impacted by severe weather in June and July. Mahaska County is one of the 22 counties.