A Mahaska County man searching for arrowheads near a creek on his farm has discovered something much bigger---and much older. Scientists, naturalists and educators from across the state met at the farm in the eastern part of Mahaska County to excavate mammoth bones.
The Oskaloosa Housing Trust Fund is deciding how it can better help local renters and homeowners after getting the results of a housing needs assessment study. University of Iowa graduate students conducted the study. Among other things, it found that a significant portion of Oskaloosa's housing stock is run down and in need of rehabilitation.
June is Men's Health Month---hospitals and clinics are encouraging men to get screened for certain health issues---cardiovascular diseases, colon cancer and prostate cancer. But Mahaska Health Partnership Doctor Nicholas Messamer says just getting men to visit the doctor can be a challenge.
Mike Vander Molen defeated incumbent Henry Van Weelden to claim the Republican ticket in the county supervisor primary elections. Vander Molen will face Tom Rielly, who defeated Denis Currier for the Democratic ticket, in November's general election.
Corn and Soybeans have been popping up all over Mahaska County’s farmland. The season jumped out to a good start, but now the farmers could use some rain. CRI Ag reporter Jon Hoffmann continues to follow the Jackson brothers farming operation and has this story. Click here for more.
Three different restaurants have filled the same space in Penn Central Mall in the past two years. Two separate Mexican restaurants came and left. Napoli's Italian Restaurant opened last fall and closed suddenly last month.
Scientists are trying to locate more mammoth bones buried underneath Mahaska County farmland. On Friday afternoon, the team used underground radar equipment to try to find out whether the skull or large concentrations of other bones are underground---and where they might be.
The annual Skunk River Arts Festival kicked off this Wednesday with an Up and Coming Artist show inside the Iowa Building downtown. The festival continues until Saturday, ending with the long time tradition of Art on the Square. CRI's A.J. Hodgeman has more.