Students from a William Penn University anatomy class are getting hands-on experience out at the Mahaska County mammoth site today. Biology professor Dr. Janet Ewart took two groups of classes out to the site today to help dig out some new bones.
There's some confusion over the status of a candidate in a local house race---area news outlets say Democratic challenger Chris Wilson dropped out of the race against incumbent representative Guy Vander Linden yesterday. A Marion County Democrats official says Wilson has taken a job out of state---that would make him unable to serve in the Iowa House. But Wilson has told the Oskaloosa Herald that he plans to come back to Iowa and that he hasn't turned down an offer to participate in a local candidates' forum, yet.
The Oskaloosa City Council is split over whether to install a set of stop signs at the intersection of South 7th Street and 5th Avenue East. The area is by Webster school---the site of both a preschool program and YMCA daycare. There's already one set of stop signs there, but the Oskaloosa School District would like the intersection to be a four way stop.
Every year teachers try to revamp their curriculum, getting rid of what doesn't work and expanding on what does. As CRI's Jason Madison tells us, two Oskaloosa High teachers have been rearranging their lesson plans
Every city wants to see growth. New buildings, new residents, and new businesses. CRI checked in with Oskaloosa City Manager Michael Schrock who says he's seeing more interest from new business and tells us how the city is encouraging that growth.