Taxpayers in Oskaloosa will soon have a better idea what their money will pay for when it comes to city operations this coming fiscal year. The Oskaloosa City Council hammered out the numbers this week during Wednesday's five-hour work session.
The council also tentatively approved the fire and police department budgets - allowing both of those departments to fill vacancies. One full-time position at the fire department has been open for three months. CRI's Molly Agnes has more.
La Crosse, Wis.--All coaches know a road victory, no matter how big or small or pretty or ugly, is always a good one, and while Wednesday's 48-45 Midwest Collegiate Conference win over Viterbo was a little bit of both small and ugly, it was still a very good one for William Penn.
Two hot topics among taxpayers across the state also turned out to be hot topics this Saturday during the first Eggs & Issues of the year with state legislators.
Democratic Senator Tom Rielly, Republican Representative Guy Vander Linden, and Republican Senator Paul McKinley hosted this week's Eggs and Issues. Discussion focused on two main topics: the proposed statewide gas tax increase and long-range energy production.
Oskaloosa--The Statesmen grapplers came up short overall, losing 32-10 to #7 Missouri Valley Tuesday, but the home team did manage a great consolation prize as the match of the night was pretty one-sided in favor of the navy and gold.
The Mahaska County Sanitarian says half of the 40 residents living on Carbonado Road in Oskaloosa have septic tanks that are not up to code OR are discharging untreated or improperly treated waste. The residents could be fined $500 a day if they don't fix the problem. Mahaska County Sanitarian Eric Dursky held a meeting Tuesday night to explain the two options homeowners have to fix the problem. Both are expensive. CRI reporter Jon Hoffmann has this report.
The Iowa Barnstormers professional arena football team will be here for preseason practice in three weeks. CRI headed to William Penn University's Penn Activity Center to find out what needs to be done at the PAC before the team arrives. PAC director Levi Tarbell says his to-do list is a long one.