On Monday morning, Michael Lally of Barnes City discovered he won a $2 million Powerball prize just as he was finishing plowing snow in What Cheer. Lally decided to stop at a convenience store and check his ticket and after joking around with the clerk, Lally was shocked to find out he had won last Saturday's $2 million prize.
State lawmakers are learning more about Oskaloosa. That's because a group of local leaders visited the state Capitol in Des Moines this week to talk about the community, its strengths and local projects. One of those projects is improving Highway 63. The East Central Iowa Transportation Coalition heard a week ago that improvements to Highway 63 are being considered for the Iowa Department of Transportation's 5 year plan.
A competition in Oskaloosa will give the community a new place to eat. Iowa's Best Bite Restaurant Challenge is a contest to match the best chef and plan to Oskaloosa. The winner will open a new restaurant where Dr. Salami's at Oskaloosa Golf once was. We wanted to see what you would like to see fill the space. CRI's Presley Joss and Chris Redfern hit the streets to find out.
A local theater gets a big boost from the local community. The Capri Theater in New Sharon has started making upgrades to its projection system by going digital. The Capri Theater is one of the last few theaters still running on 35 millimeter film.
The political forum Eggs and Issues in Oskaloosa has wrapped up for the year. The last session was held Saturday at Smokey Row. Two local lawmakers, Senator Ken Rozenboom and Representative Larry Sheets attended today's forum.
The City Council approved changes to city fees at its meeting on Monday. Golf course fees for families and juniors under 17 years old are going down. While offenders of the sidewalk snow removal ordinance could pay a higher price.
County supervisors and others from Mahaska, Jasper, Marion, and Poweshiek Counties have begun meetings to discuss how to implement a new mental health care system. Mental health care is currently handled on a county by county basis, but that's of changing because of legislation passed last year.
The Oskaloosa school board is one step closer to determining how much you will have to pay in school levy taxes this coming year to help support the district. That's because it published the 2013-2014 school budget this week.
Oskaloosa and other surrounding communities are invited to a recognition ceremony Thursday at William Penn University. Residents can join Penn faculty, staff, and students in congratulating the Statesmen basketball team