The Mahaska County courthouse is buying a metal detector. According to Sheriff Paul DeGeest buying the detector is a precautionary measure for courtroom safety and something he feels will become standard equipment across the state.
Oskaloosa Family Restaurant expects to reopen Monday. US Immigration officers executed a search warrant on Thursday closing the business. According to the US Attorney's Office in Des Moines, search warrants were executed in 3 Iowa towns: Oskaloosa, Pella, and Newton.
Judge Paul Miller can take about a month to decide the next legal step for a Mahaska County Supervisor who was found guilty in February of first degree theft, misconduct in office and tampering with records for adding his wife to the taxpayer-funded county insurance program. The judge will have to decide if Willie Van Weelden can be retried or have the case overturned after a hearing Monday where Van Weelden's attorney, Matt Moore, asked that the convictions be dropped or that Van Weelden get a new trial.
Oskaloosa teens got a chance to get a glimpse of life after high school this week. At Oskaloosa high school's career fair, local professionals helped students answer that big question - What do you want to be when you grow up?
Here's footage from the April 2009 Mahaska County Supervisors meeting where the supervisors discussed whether Supervisor Willie Van Weelden could add his wife to the taxpayer-funded county insurance policy following his reelection. In February of this year, Van Weelden was found guilty of first degree theft, misconduct in office and tampering with records for adding his wife to his policy.
According to Judy Williams, all appointments have been taken for the free computer cleaning at Penn Saturday, but walk-ins are welcome and will get help if there is time. William Penn Computer Club members will be offering their "computer housekeeping services" as a final service project of the academic year on Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m. – noon.