Some additional funding will help the Oskaloosa High School Physical Education Department to continue to make a difference in the health and wellness of students at Oskaloosa High School by adding a new Cardio/Wellness Room! The re-modeling of a former art classroom will be completed by the Fall of 2012 when classes resume.
Parents and teachers driving to the Elementary School next fall will be traveling on a better road. The City Council approved a contract with Norris Asphalt to repave Highway 432 for $321,634.50. The work is to start around mid-July. The job is expected to be done by the start of school.
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.
The forecast for this weekend calls for temperatures in the 90s with maybe a storm or two. School is out and Edmundson Pool opens Saturday. It must be summer. Pool hours are 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. every day and admission prices are the same as last year. Click Here for admission and rental prices. Click Here for your weather outlook.
Joe Warrick is now Mahaska County's representative on the Regional Airport Board. In the last two meetings Supervisor Greg Gordy had tried to appoint Margaret Ratcliff as the county’s sole representative, but there was pushback both times. "WATCH VIDEO FROM THE MEETING!"
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."
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.