Child safety is the number one priority on the minds of every administrator, teacher, and staff at Oskaloosa's public and private schools. Before a child reaches his or her classroom in Osky they have to travel on county roads or city streets.
A former Mahaska County Attorney is once again serving in that role. County Supervisors appointed Charles Stream to serve as the county's attorney until the end of next year when the seat is up for election. Stream was formerly County Attorney from 1982 until 2005, when he retired.
The National Weather Service in Des Moines says nearly four inches of rain has fallen in the past 24 hours in Mahaska County. This has caused several roads to close in the area. Check out the article to find out which roads to avoid because of the weather conditions.
William Penn University continues to build a special relationship with one country in Africa. A memorial was held in Oskaloosa on Monday to remember the Rwanda Genocide of 1994. CRI's Chris Redfern has more.
Major changes might be in store for the Oskaloosa Municipal Water Department that could reduce your water bills. On Tuesday afternoon, the City Council met with the Water Utility Board of Trustees to discuss a shared services study conducted by the PFM Group.
We don't know yet how much you will pay in taxes to support Oskaloosa schools this coming year. The Oskaloosa School Board approved a budget this week, but did not set the tax rate in stone. That's because schools still don't know how much they'll get in funding from the Legislature.
In other school board news recent results from a external audit by Van Maanen Accounting in Pella shows some positives for the Oskaloosa School District. Oskaloosa Public Schools Superintendent Russ Reiter says the district's general fund balance went up and outstanding debt went down.