The Oskaloosa Housing Trust Fund is deciding how it can better help local renters and homeowners after getting the results of a housing needs assessment study. University of Iowa graduate students conducted the study. Among other things, it found that a significant portion of Oskaloosa's housing stock is run down and in need of rehabilitation.
June is Men's Health Month---hospitals and clinics are encouraging men to get screened for certain health issues---cardiovascular diseases, colon cancer and prostate cancer. But Mahaska Health Partnership Doctor Nicholas Messamer says just getting men to visit the doctor can be a challenge.
Mike Vander Molen defeated incumbent Henry Van Weelden to claim the Republican ticket in the county supervisor primary elections. Vander Molen will face Tom Rielly, who defeated Denis Currier for the Democratic ticket, in November's general election.
At Art On The Square 2012 will feature fifty-two artists who have been selected to show and sell their wares—twenty are new to Art on the Square. $5,000 in purchase vouchers will be given out in this year's raffle.
Three different restaurants have filled the same space in Penn Central Mall in the past two years. Two separate Mexican restaurants came and left. Napoli's Italian Restaurant opened last fall and closed suddenly last month.
Scientists are trying to locate more mammoth bones buried underneath Mahaska County farmland. On Friday afternoon, the team used underground radar equipment to try to find out whether the skull or large concentrations of other bones are underground---and where they might be.
During Monday's City Council meeting, a group of students from the University of Iowa presented their findings from an Oskaloosa Housing Needs Assessment study. The study was funded by donations to the Oskaloosa Housing Trust Fund. The students who prepared the study were enrolled in a graduate level Affordable Housing Finance class.