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.
Some families in Oskaloosa say they look forward to this time of year. That's because they get a boost of support from people who understand what it's like to live with Autism. More than 30 people gathered
Members of Oskaloosa's RAGBRI Committee are busy gearing up for the statewide cycling event. RAGBRAI stands for the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. Tuesday RAGBRI officials from Des Moines stopped through Oskaloosa to discuss specifics
William Penn University faculty and students learned this week that when it comes to Evangelism, you should always "show and tell." That was the message from Jim Le Shana on Tuesday as he delivered his speech titled "The Forgotten Quaker Distinctive.” He did that as part of the fourth annual Ercil and Maxine Beane lecture series held at the university.
The Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group is offering college scholarships and applications are due soon. Seniors from one of the five high schools in Mahaska County have until next Thursday, April 18th to apply.
Officials are anticipating a longer than expected timeline before the proposed regional airport is up and running. Oskaloosa City Manager Michael Schrock told the city council on Monday that the consulting firm Snyder and Associates reassessed the timeline and now believes the airport will be operating in 2021.
The City of Oskaloosa is reinstating an annual "Spring Cleaning" week. Residents will be able to throw away large home appliances, furniture, and other trash not suitable for regular garbage collection.
The board of supervisors voted to appoint Mark Doland to the mental health regionalization advisory committee. This is part of an ongoing effort to reorganize mental health services across Iowa. The committee is temporary until the counties that make up the region form a 28-E agreement to share mental health resources. After that a governing board will be created.
Gun control, Medicaid and the federal budget deficit were some of the topics Sen. Chuck Grassley addressed in his town-hall meeting at Smokey Row on Tuesday. Grassley fielded questions for an hour from a crowd of around 85 people.
An effort to fix one road in Oskaloosa could affect your daily commute. The South 7th Street Rehabilitation Project will soon close the street from the intersections of A Avenue to 6th Avenue. The project was approved by the City Council on Monday. It is set to begin sometime this month.
Mahaska Health Partnership wants to add two deputy medical examiners to the county medical examiners' list, as well as three medical examiner investigators. The deputy examiners are physicians in MHP's emergency room and will help the county medical examiner with duties such as determining a cause of death. Medical Investigators have a different purpose.