On Monday, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved hiring a roofing expert to decide what material to use to repair the courthouse roof. The board will pay Brown Engineering Company from Des Moines $3,850 to hear its recommendation.
Oskaloosans will have a new way to get around town in less than a month. Starting June 23rd a fixed bus system will allow residents of all ages to get to many different parts of town on Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's. The route has been several years in the making and details have been evolved leading up to the big day.
The Oskaloosa Community School District will soon have a new activities director. The school board offered the position to Zach Hood on Thursday. Hood currently works as a teacher, coach, and administrative assistant in San Antonio.
Republican Candidate Scott Schaben followed Clovis to Oskaloosa. Schaben wants to unite and expand the republican party in Iowa and says he is the candidate to lead the party in a new direction and focus.
The Oskaloosa High School has a new state champion. OHS junior Taylor Richardson became the first track and field female state champ in 10 years this past week. Richardson earned the honor after crushing the field in the Class 3A 400-meter hurdles with a time of 64.79 seconds.