The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Monday about the new General Relief ordinance, which outlines how the county can provide assistance to residents “in emergency situations with meeting basic needs such as medical, shelter, food, and utilities.”
MHP has passed the half way point in construction of a new addition. Work on the project has been going on for a little more than a year now. CRI's Aaron Riggs gives us a look inside as some of the rooms start to take shape.
It's the first week at the Iowa Legislature and two new people represent Mahaska County at the Capitol in Des Moines. Former County Supervisor Ken Rozenboom just started his service as a state senator. Larry Sheets was elected in November to represent the western portion of Mahaska County in the Iowa House of Representatives. State Representative Guy Vander Linden from Oskaloosa is the veteran of the delegation from Mahaska County. He's starting his second term.
Flu activity is on the rise in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Health announced that 480 Iowans have been hospitalized for influenza through the first week of January. That's three times higher than the typical flu season.
It's down to three locations for the regional airport. The South Central Regional Airport Agency, made up of representatives from Oskaloosa, Pella and Mahaska County, hired a consulting firm to help the board select a site for the airport.