As the Iowa Barnstormers players and coaches get ready to head back to Des Moines on Saturday, March 3rd, they're saying goodbye to the Oskaloosa community. The players served dinner at Oskaloosa Christian School Friday night. Afterwards, they played games with fans---there was a football toss and even a pull-up competition. Players also rotated through the autograph table. Here are some sights and sounds from the night.
The patients at Mahaska Health Partnership's cardiopulmonary rehabilitation center are hard at work. CRI's Maureen McKamey found out what happens at MHP's rehab center, and who can benefit from cardiac rehab.
The Spring planting season is about a month away. The Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa State University Extension are helping farmers learn about the bugs making their home in Iowa's fields. Finding the insects might be one thing, but identifying them and the damage they can do is another thing. CRI reporter Jon Hoffmann brings us more.
The Statesmen are returning to the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championships and with the brackets, the navy and gold will need to prepare for one of the best teams in the nation. The teams square off Thursday, March 7th at 4 p.m. The tournament will go on as planned in Branson, Missouri, even after a tornado struck Wednesday.
Iowa gun rights are center stage this week at the capital. House republicans are pushing to amend Iowa's constitution to guarantee the right to bear arms and protect that right from being changed by future lawmakers.
Oskaloosa schools take bullying prevention and education very seriously. Teachers help students understand how to respond to bullying. Sometimes though schools call in some extra help to explain serious issues on a lighter note. Oskaloosa Elementary brought in Dizzy the Clown. CRI's Jon Hoffmann has more.
The Barnstormers' time in Oskaloosa is almost over. Thursday night, the team ate dinner with fans. Later, rookies put on a talent show for their team orientation night. CRI's Maureen McKamey was there.