Osakloosa, Mahaska County, and Pella, Iowa are putting together a team in charge of building a new regional airport. The regional airport board will include 3 people selected by Pella's City Council, 2 selected by Oskloosa, and 1 representative appointed by the Mahaska County Supervisors.
A local church is celebrating a century in Oskaloosa. CRI spent some time with Pastor Don DeGlopper of Central Reformed Church and saw how his congregation is honoring the past while looking to the future.
William Penn University has more work on its hands for this year's graduation ceremony. For one, the graduating class is one of Penn's largest---380 students---about 100 more than last year. Also for the first time ever Penn is welcoming a head-of-state--Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
Mahaska County is mourning the loss of 10-year-old T.J. Goomaat of rural New Sharon. TJ lost his battle with cancer last Sunday. The Goemaat family has received an outpouring of support in recent months.
William Penn football coach Todd Hafner has reported that undrafted Statesmen football player Damon Harrison will still get a chance to live out his gridiron dream as he signed a free agent contract with the New York Jets. More information to come...