The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting Tuesday to amend the 2011-2012 budget. The amendment moved $30,000 from the County's general fund to the Mahaska County Emergency Management's budget to help cover expenses from the 2010 floods - money that is expected to be reimbursed by FEMA.
Memorial Day ceremonies in Forest Cemetery Monday morning gave those in attendance a chance to remember the servicemen and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. CLICK READ MORE for pictures and video of the events and observances.
Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad signed a bill today that will revamp the state's mental health system. Supporters hope the new law will give Iowans with mental illness and disabilities more options for care.
For the 4th year in a row Mahaska Hospice Auxilary and Mahaska Communication Group teamed up to raise money for the Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. Despite a late afternoon storm, the event started Friday at around 6:00 at Oskaloosa Golf with 18 teams of 6 golfers each teeing off for the cause. Click READ MORE for more photos of the event.
Oskaloosa Elementary School is getting a big reward for going the distance. On May 4, all 1100 kids at the school joined together for 30 minutes of continuous activity as part of Live Healthy Iowa's Go The Distance Day and their hard work paid off.
Five county supervisors candidates answered moderator and audience questions on Tuesday evening at Smokey Row. Mike Vander Molen, Alven Meppelink, and current supervisor Henry Van Weelden are running on the Republican ticket. Denis Currier and former state senator Tom Rielly are running on the Democratic ticket.
The end of the school year can be bittersweet for students saying goodbye to friends, teachers...and their laptops. This year, Oskaloosa High School's 1-to-1 laptop program put a Mac in the hands of all 680 students.