On his Facebook page Tuesday morning Tom Rielly says he will not seek a 3rd term in the Iowa Senate."This is one of the most difficult decisions that I have made in quite some time. While it has been an honor to represent the citizens of Senate District 38 for the past eight years and while I remain more committed than ever to Public Service, I choose Family."- Tom Rielly
The Mahaska Wellness Coalition, Oskaloosa School District, and the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group are co-sponsoring a free presentation for the business community at the Oskaloosa High School on March 9 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the media center.
As the Iowa Barnstormers players and coaches get ready to head back to Des Moines on Saturday, March 3rd, they're saying goodbye to the Oskaloosa community. The players served dinner at Oskaloosa Christian School Friday night. Afterwards, they played games with fans---there was a football toss and even a pull-up competition. Players also rotated through the autograph table. Here are some sights and sounds from the night.
The Mahaska County Supervisors set a time and date for a public hearing to address an agreement with the City of Oskaloosa and Pella for a regional airport. That hearing will be held Wednesday, March 21st at 9 AM on the third floor of the Mahaska County Courthouse.
The Statesmen are returning to the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championships and with the brackets, the navy and gold will need to prepare for one of the best teams in the nation. The teams square off Thursday, March 7th at 4 p.m. The tournament will go on as planned in Branson, Missouri, even after a tornado struck Wednesday.
Eggs & Issues has been cancelled for this Saturday, March 10, due to County Convention schedules, according to the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group. The final meeting of the forum will be Saturday, March 24 at Smokey Row Coffeehouse in Oskaloosa from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Questions may be directed to the Oskaloosa Area Chamber at 641.672.2591.
Oskaloosa schools take bullying prevention and education very seriously. Teachers help students understand how to respond to bullying. Sometimes though schools call in some extra help to explain serious issues on a lighter note. Oskaloosa Elementary brought in Dizzy the Clown. CRI's Jon Hoffmann has more.