It's been more than a month since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School took the lives of 26 students, teachers and administrators, and schools around the country are still working to make sure something like Sandy Hook, doesn't happen at their schools. The issue came up at Tuesday's school board meeting. School board member Nik Rule says he's received more than two dozen phone calls and emails from parents worried about the safety of Oskaloosa Schools.
Local Kiwanis have served the Oskaloosa community for nearly a century and now a new generation has a chance to chip in. The organization has a family of clubs such as adult, college students, or individuals with disabilities. And now
There will be an empty seat on the County Board of Supervisors when current supervisor Ken Rozenboom heads to Des Moines to take his place in the State Senate. Local political parties met this week to choose who they'd like to see take his place.
The Iowa Legislature reconvenes next week with some big issues to tackle. Governor Terry Branstad is expected to unveil a $175 million school improvement plan. Both Democrats and Republicans have been working for years to find a way to cut commercial property tax without hurting residential taxpayers. And then there's income taxes - Will taxpayers see some payback from Iowa's surplus?
The Oskaloosa City Council met with an architectural design firm Monday to talk about possible improvements to the Oskaloosa Fire Station. The city will have to decide whether adding onto the current fire station or building a new free-standing structure would be the best option to house the fire department's equipment and give firefighters a place to work and train.
And even more good news for farmers was the extension of the Farm Bill. The expiration of the farm bill would have meant cuts to farmer subsidies and a lot of uncertainty as farmer's plan for next year's crop. CRI's Aaron Riggs explains what the extension means not just for farmers, but for all of us.
The United Way of Mahaska County's annual fundraising campaign is coming to a close but Executive Director Brianne Fitzgerald says it's not too late to give. Last year, local businesses and individuals donated Four hundred and twenty five thousand dollars and this year, Fitzgerald hopes to top that. The money will then be distributed to local non-profits to meet educational, health, or financial needs.
Wednesday's County Supervisors meeting was the first for the newly elected Mike Vander Molen. CRI sat down with Vander Molen to find out the direction the board is heading and how's he's prepared for the job.