The Oskaloosa Public Library Summer Reading Programs start June 4th and run through the end of the month. You can also watch a video of the local girl scout troop 979 promoting summer reading at the library. The scouts are helping to get the word out about the summer reading program as part of earning a Journey Badge. Click here to find out more about the programs and see the video.
The State of Iowa wants the Iowa Supreme Court to decide if convicted Mahaska County Supervisor Willie Van Weelden should have a second trial. Van Weelden was found guilty in February of first degree theft, misconduct in office, and tampering with records for adding his wife to the taxpayer-funded county insurance program.
An Oskaloosa family lost its home to fire Thursday morning. It happened on the city's south side at Ninth Avenue West and South M Street. Family members say the house had a working smoke detector, but it didn't go off because the fire and smoke were in the attic.
Penn Central Mall manager Patti Ryan says she's trying to confirm that Napoli's Italian Restaurant has closed, but she's having trouble getting ahold of the Qerimis, the family who owns Napoli's.The restaurant was supposed to be closed for Memorial Day this past Monday, but Ryan says no one has been back to reopen since.
Five county supervisors candidates answered moderator and audience questions on Tuesday evening at Smokey Row. Mike Vander Molen, Alven Meppelink, and current supervisor Henry Van Weelden are running on the Republican ticket. Denis Currier and former state senator Tom Rielly are running on the Democratic ticket.
Mahaska Health Partnership held a special memorial service on Wednesday. This is the 6th year community members have been invited to come and remember lost loved ones. It's the 2nd time its been held at MHP's Hospice Serenity House.
The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting Tuesday to amend the 2011-2012 budget. The amendment moved $30,000 from the County's general fund to the Mahaska County Emergency Management's budget to help cover expenses from the 2010 floods - money that is expected to be reimbursed by FEMA.
Memorial Day ceremonies in Forest Cemetery Monday morning gave those in attendance a chance to remember the servicemen and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. CLICK READ MORE for pictures and video of the events and observances.