Carpenters working on the new dorm on the William Penn University campus are taking advantage of the clear skies and no rain. This week the roof-line began to take shape. The ten million dollar project is designed to house more than 250 students and is scheduled to be ready this fall.
The heat wave is affecting crops. Despite an earlier than usual first sweet corn harvest, scorching temperatures are now threatening the next few batches. CRI Ag reporter Jon Hoffmann met up with one local farmer and his crew harvesting sweet corn earlier this week. Click here to see video in the fields.
Mahaska County's hot, dry summer hasn't been good for local crops---and most of the rest of the country has been facing similar conditions. With crop yield estimates lower than first expected, Oskaloosa Hy-Vee Produce Manager Mike Pose says you might see a price hike when shopping at the grocery store.
Check out our midweek newscast this Wednesday at www.critv.org for more on how the dry weather might be affecting prices at the checkout counter.
Our local hospital is affected by healthcare reform. CRI's Maureen McKamey talked to Mahaska Health Partnership CEO Jay Christensen about how the laws could change how much you pay for a trip to the doctor.
On Monday Oskaloosa's Softball Team ended its regular season with a 22-12 overall record and secured half of the Little Hawkeye Conference title. Thursday, OHS looked to add another "W" when it welcomed Pella during the first round of regional play.
It's been two years since the Stadium Project began at Lacey and since then we have seen bleachers, turf, and now the new track put into place. This is all thanks to hefty donations and the efforts of booster groups.
Firefighters not only have to work in the heat, they have to do it while wearing heavy gear. CRI's A.J. Hodgeman has more on a new piece of equipment that helps firefighters cool off---it's called a "Portable Rehab Center".