Updated- According to a police report, the Oskaloosa Police Department has arrested Alicia Ritenour, the mother of 18-month old Ava Ritenour who passed away on Jan. 24. Ritenour has been charged with murder in the first degree, a class “A” felony, and child endangerment resulting in death, a class “B” felony.
The cost of heating homes with propane is at an all-time high as temperatures continue to plummet across the nation. An Oskaloosa business is feeling that pinch from Jack Frost as the nation's supply of propane dwindles, but the demand keeps increasing.
The Oskaloosa community had a chance to interact with William Penn University students this past week. That's because the WPU Advancement Office hosted its first ever bingo night at the Penn Cafeteria on Tuesday night.
Thirteen delegates, 10 alternates and 11 precinct committee persons were elected at the Mahaska County Democratic precincts during the Iowa Caucuses. Precinct caucuses were held on Jan. 21. Here's a quick rundown:
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad declares a proclamation of disaster and emergency due to the record high demand for propane. This action activates the disaster response and recovery aspect of Iowa's Emergency Response Plan.
Oskaloosa's city council will hear comments from the public on March 3rd regarding its proposed budget for the next fiscal year and changes to the current fiscal year's budget.
Those changes in the general fund include spending $248 more than what was previously budgeted.
Twenty-one new central committee members and 58 delegates were elected at Mahaska County Republican precincts during the Iowa Caucuses. Precinct caucuses were on January 21st. Here is a list of names of Central Committee Members and Delegates: