The Communication Research Institute of William Penn University is producing more local news and has added to its newscast schedule. CRI of William Penn University has produced a half-hour weekly newscast for nearly five years that runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on MCG Channel 12 and on CRI's website. Now you can catch the latest news in Oskaloosa and Mahaska County by watching a Wednesday edition of the CRI News. In this week's Wednesday edition, find out how our dry weather is affecting water levels in Mahaska County. Also find out why the Oskloosa Public Libarary Board has to make a big decision soon and why some city council members think a proposed conservation project could help boost local tourism. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE NEWSCAST
In school board news this week, the local curriculum director gave details about standardized test scores and why parents may be looking at some unfamiliar numbers now that end-of-the-year test results are out.
The first steps in creating a shared, regional airport between Pella and Oskaloosa are underway. The regional airport board---made up of members from Pella, Oskaloosa and Mahaska County---held its first meeting last Thursday.
The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors will be sending a letter of intent to the Iowa Department of Human Services in order to form a four county region to handle mental health services. Click here to read more.
Mahaska's latest move to comply with new state plans to provide mental health services could mean that not much is changing for patients in Mahaska County. That's according to Julie Bak, who runs Mahaska's mental health programs.
Food stamp users across the country may not be seeing the cuts to their food assistance proposed by some federal lawmakers. The Senate rejected a plan Wednesday that would cut $4.5 billion from the food stamp program.
Scientists from the University of Iowa are processing data gathered by an underground radar sweep of the site where a Mahaska County farmer found prehistoric mammoth bones. The group visited the site last week to try to "see" underground.