You might notice that the names and district numbers you've been seeing on campaign signs this election season don't always look familiar. That's because Mahaska County, and all Iowa Counties, have been affected by redistricting. Redistricting is really all about representation. The Supreme Court requires that each U.S. House District has roughly the same population. But populations shift and change.
The following is a press release from the Oskaloosa Police Department:
OSKALOOSA, IOWA – On September 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Oskaloosa Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) gave the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse, and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
A law firm is helping the Highway 63 improvement project along---at Monday's Oskaloosa city council meeting, the city agreed to pay Snyder and Associates to lobby the state government. City manager Michael Schrock says the law firm has done a lot to help get the project off the ground.
Oskaloosa High School crowned its 2012 Homecoming King and Queen Thursday night. Things started with a parade through downtown oskaloosa and then it was over to the high school gym to crown this year's king and queen.
It's finally legal. Citizens are now allowed to drive and park golf carts on city streets---with some restrictions. The Oskaloosa city council passed a set of new golf cart laws at last Monday's meeting.
Local and national politicians are on a bus tour encouraging voters to oust Iowa Supreme Court justice David Wiggins---the group, including state senate candidate Ken Rozenboom and former Pennsylvania Senator and presidential hopeful Rick Santorum---stopped in Pella Monday.