Individuals currently without health insurance can now sign up for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act's new Health Insurance Marketplace website. The federal government opened the online marketplace on Tuesday. The Affordable Care Act is also called Obamacare. It's brought on a lot of changes to healthcare in America one of which is the online marketplace. And it may require action from you.
They came and they went. Now the community will soon be able to see benefits from RAGBRAI's overnight stay. More than $18,000 in RAGBRAI revenue has been divided among various non-profits, the Public School District, the Chamber and Development Group and Oskaloosa tourism.
Coming off a big win against Norwalk, the Oskaloosa High School football team will hit the road looking for its fourth straight win. The Indians (3-2) will travel to take on Keokuk (2-3) at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Oct. 4).
Another organization in town that supports needs in the community is the United Way of Mahaska County. United Ways exist all across the country and were started when small non-profits had trouble doing their own fundraising. United Way chapters were created to raise money so small non-profits could focus their attention more on addressing needs.
A bar in Oskaloosa received an important nomination this week: Best Bloody Mary in America. The Bloody Mary is the creation of Cellar Peanut Pub Owner Marty Duffy. The nomination is part of the contest "Thrillist's 2013 Search For America's Best Bloodys."
Earlier today the chapter finally closed on RAGBRAI Oskaloosa. More than $18,000 was divided among non-profits, the Oskaloosa Public School District, the Oskaloosa Chamber and Development Group and Oskaloosa tourism.
Local emergency responders are now better prepared to conduct a search and rescue operation. On Monday, 5 agencies got together to conduct a drill. That was to search for a missing person among thick brush and trees at Russell Wildlife. The training was organized by Mahaska County Emergency Management.