County supervisors and others from Mahaska, Jasper, Marion, and Poweshiek Counties have begun meetings to discuss how to implement a new mental health care system. Mental health care is currently handled on a county by county basis, but that's of changing because of legislation passed last year.
The Iowa Barnstormers are sharpening their football 'and' community service skills in Oskaloosa. They've been holding their training camp in town for the second year in a row. This past Tuesday they teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to help paint the inside of a house as they get ready for their new season.
It's been an exciting year for William Penn Men's Basketball. The #1 seed had its sights set on the NAIA Division II National Championship after crushing Grace 79 to 58 on Monday. Penn had to put that game behind them as
Oskaloosa and other surrounding communities are invited to a recognition ceremony Thursday at William Penn University. Residents can join Penn faculty, staff, and students in congratulating the Statesmen basketball team
People in Oskaloosa will soon have a new option for transportation. 10-15 Transit will soon be operating a bus route in Oskaloosa. The service is expected to start sometime in September. The idea for a bus route has been around for about 3 years but really took off last year after some changes in management to 10-15 Transit.
One non-profit organization in Pella is looking to lend a hand in Oskaloosa. A Call to Serve or ACTS Ministries has chosen Oskaloosa as one of the locations for an annual project called Service Surge. The one-day event connects people who need assistance with willing volunteers.
The Statesmen basketball team received a warm welcome back to Oskaloosa Wednesday after spending a week in Missouri. The men made it to the championship round of the NAIA Division II National Tournament but Penn ran out of gas.
Mahaska County's board of supervisors formally accepted Rose Anne Mefford's resignation as county attorney. Mefford was appointed as a district associate judge for Sub-District 8A. That postion has been vacant since the end of January when Judge Randy DeGeest was appointed as a District Court Judge in District 8A. Mefford will assume her new role on April 1st.
The off-broadway show Spamalot stopped by the Geroge Daily Auditorium on Tuesday. The nationally touring show came to Oskaloosa from Alabama, before continuing on to Wisconsin. About five hundred theater-goers enjoyed the performance. I stopped by the auditorium to learn what it takes to make the show go on.
Iowa lawmakers are moving forward with priority bills now that "funnel week" is past. That's one topic covered in this week's "Eggs and Issues" political forum. The forum is held at Smokey Row in Oskaloosa every two weeks during Iowa's legislative session.