As a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the N-A-I-A, William Penn participates in the Association's Champions of Character program. During the year Penn Athletics take part in a variety of community service projects here in Oskaloosa.
The following is a press release from the Oskaloosa Police Department:
Be Aware – Prevent – Prepare 09/2012
Over the last few months, our nation was rocked with two tragic shootings that again shook our collective sense of safety and security. The first incident, a mass shooting in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado brought the grim reminder that horrific events can happen anywhere and at any time, even in a movie premier that attracted countless young people. The second incident reminded us that places of worship are certainly not off-grounds for those who desire to commit crimes and inflict pain on others.
The Mahaska County Conservation Coalition held a conservation forum inviting county supervisor candidates as well as candidates at the state level to talk all things conservation. Click here to find out what they had to say.
The Oskaloosa Public Library Teen Advisory Board held its annual cemetery walk on Sunday afternoon. The walk gives teens AND the community an opportunity to learn more about the history of Oskaloosa and the people who helped shape it. Eleven different local personalities were highlighted and a total of 14 students participated.
The 2012 election is just 45 days away. The local parties here in Mahaska County are working hard in the final weeks leading up to November's election. Their platforms are different but their strategies are very similar.
Coloring and painting may not be on standardized tests, but one local teacher says student's art projects aren't just for decorating the refrigerator. CRI stopped by Mrs. Edgren's first grade class to see how she's using something called International Dot Day to encourage kids to make their mark.
William Penn is launching a game this semester aimed at college students and faculty members alike that will allow them to choose whether they’ll be a human or a zombie. Already infected students and faculty members can tag others to turn them into zombies. The game is set to start out with one person who voluntarily gets the infection rolling.