Mahaska County set a record this year for the number of early votes cast---- 6,011 voted via absentee ballot. CRI's Maureen McKamey went to the polls to see if people were still showing up to vote on election day.
When it comes to investing, Iowa farmland has been a pretty good option. A parcel of land recently set a record in the Northwest corner of Iowa, selling for $21,900 dollars per acre. That's $16,000 per acre more than the average Mahaska County sale price. But still, the price of farmland is going up locally, tripling since 2000. CRI Ag reporter Jon Hoffmann takes a closer look at the price tag on farmland.
Mahaska County's Republican voter registration advantage paid off in Tuesday's general election. As part of CRI's continuing coverage of Election 2012, CRI's Maureen McKamey and Amy Langdon were at the Mahaska County Courthouse to bring you the totals from across the county for our special live webcast.
School lunches are looking a little different this year. In 2010, President Obama signed into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which put new regulations on the types of food available to students at school. Those regulations took effect with the start of this school year.