The Oskaloosa Housing Trust Fund committee is holding a work session Thursday evening to go over the results of a Housing Needs Assessment study conducted by graduate students from the University of Iowa. Committee chair Rob Taylor says Thursday's meeting will give the committee a chance to take a closer look at the study and to start brainstorming ideas about how to rehabilitate Oskaloosa's housing stock. Thursday's meeting will be held in the basement of City Hall at 5:30.
A project to build a nature center at Caldwell Park is moving forward after almost ten years of discussion. Dave Sedivec of the Mahaska County Conservation Board met with the Oskaloosa city council Monday to get its support for pursuing a major grant.
Humans cool down by sweating. Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter director Lindsey Sime says animals like dogs and cats don't sweat---they pant---and it's not quite as efficient at cooling their bodies down. So on hot summer days, it's important to make sure your pets stay cool, too.
A Pella company has developed new technology to help needy countries build much-needed housing, and a recent William Penn grad is jumping on board to help in his home country, using a material that be found almost anywhere on the planet. CRI's A.J. Hodgeman has the story.