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.
Rediscovering the Greater Oskaloosa Area is the name and theme of Osky's two-phase community re-branding and marketing plan. Overseeing the facelift is outside expert and CEO of Destination Development International Roger Brooks.
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.
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.
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.
The proposed wind farm project in Mahaska County is moving forward. On Monday morning, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a tax abatement ordinance for the proposed project by RPM Access.
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.