Rwandan President Paul Kagame will be giving William Penn's commencement speech this year. William Penn has been cultivating a relationship for the past few years with the Rwandan government and education department. This year, one Rwandan student graduated in December. Three more will graduate Saturday.
Monday morning's Mahaska County Board of Supervisors meeting covered appointing a member to the regional airport board, amending the budget to help Emergency Management pay bills, and buying health insurance for jail inmates. Click here to read more.
Sunday marked the official opening of Osky's downtown urban park. The biggest attraction of course is the BMX/skatepark. It was packed Sunday. Boarders and bikers of all skill levels were jumping and grinding and spilling. Click "Read More" to watch the "trashing."
The Department of Education says the Oskaloosa School District is undercharging for school lunch and needs to up the price of a meal ticket. Elementary lunches will be upped 5 cents next year to $2.05 a meal ticket. Lunch at the middle and high school will cost...
According to Kay Swanson, Mahaska County Auditor, absentee ballots for the Primary Elections to be held June 5th are now available in the Auditor’s Office. Any person unable to get to the polls on June 5th may send a written request for an absentee ballot. The Auditor’s Office will send a ballot after receiving the request.
Osakloosa, Mahaska County, and Pella, Iowa are putting together a team in charge of building a new regional airport. The regional airport board will include 3 people selected by Pella's City Council, 2 selected by Oskloosa, and 1 representative appointed by the Mahaska County Supervisors.
William Penn University will hold its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Penn Activity Center. Doors will open to the public at 11:00 a.m. For those unable to attend, CRI will live stream the ceremony via the web on William Penn University’s homepage, www.wmpenn.edu.
William Penn University has more work on its hands for this year's graduation ceremony. For one, the graduating class is one of Penn's largest---380 students---about 100 more than last year. Also for the first time ever Penn is welcoming a head-of-state--Rwandan President Paul Kagame.