Friday night, May 18th, much cheering could be heard as the Oskaloosa High School Girls Soccer team took the field at the Stadium for the last regular home game this season at Lacey Recreation Complex. The game brought record high attendance as 363 fans came to cheer the girls!
Guided Recreation Trail Tours have started back up. The tram tours were started last year by the Mahaska Community Recreation Foundation as a way for people with physical limitations to get out and experience Oskaloosa's 14 mile trail.
The Iowa Hospital Association is recognizing three Mahaska Health Partnership nurses by adding them to the statewide Top 100 Nurses list. Dawn Voss, MHP Director of Clinical Quality and Charge Nurse Linda Lindgren both made this year's list. CRI talked to the third honoree, nurse practitioner Melissa Lamb. She's the sole medical provider at MHP's New Sharon Medical Center.
The Oskaloosa Farmers’ Market is open for the season. The market will continue to be held in the same locations as last year. Tuesday markets are held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the east side of the city square and Saturday markets are held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. near the basketball courts of the MCG parking lot (South D St).
Iowa's 2012 Legislative Session is over. But the discussion of education reform for Iowa's public schools is not. That's because lawmakers could not agree on any major reforms this year, even though it was one of Governor Branstad's top priorities. Click "Read More" for local reaction.
Despite his work rebuilding Rwanda and working for education reform and women's rights, President Kagame has also been accused of having a questionable human rights record. A group of about 25 people gathered on campus to protest against this year's commencement speaker.
This year marked the 14th year in a row golfers have come out to help raise scholarship money for area high school seniors. 88 golfers competed for bragging rights and $3000 in prizes in the OACDG Scholarship Golf Tournament Friday at Oskaloosa Golf.
The City Council has a few goals in mind for Oskaloosa. In a meeting this week council members heard dozens of suggestions on what projects Oskaloosa should focus on during the next 2 years. In the end the council came up with three.
Statewide, the housing market seems to be rebounding. More houses are selling---and at higher prices. I talked to a local realtor and a resident selling her home to find out how Oskaloosa compares to the statewide trend.
Mahaska County Supervisor Henry Van Weelden has been granted a new trial. According to a statement from Van Weelden's attorney Matt Moore, "Judge Paul Miller set aside the jury's verdicts from the first trial. This ruling puts the case almost back to square one."
The Mahaska Wellness Coalition is encouraging the community to "Burst Your Thirst" with a new Live Healthy Iowa campaign. “Burst Your Thirst” runs from June 18 – July 30. Registration opened on May 8. It is only $8 per person with 2-10 people on a team.
A "soft open house" Thursday afternoon will give student house-builders a chance to show off their hard work. The house, near the intersection of 3rd Ave. West and South M Street, is being built by Oskaloosa Senior High's Construction Trades Program, but it is not quite finished.