The Friends of Mahaska County Conservation is raising money to help build a nature center at Caldwell Park, east of Oskaloosa. Nearly seventy people pulled out lawn chairs and blankets this past Saturday evening to watch the third “Movie on the Barn” at the park and help the cause.
The Oskaloosa Rotary Club sponsored its first Pedal for Polio fundraiser this weekend. According to event organizer Jill Brumbaugh, 21 riders signed up for the event. 17 took off from the Rotary Trailhead Gazebo Saturday to start the trek around the Recreation Trail. The event raised $245 which will go toward eradicating Polio worldwide. Click read more for the CRI Weekly News article about the fundraiser and the mission.
Users of the local bus system could be getting better service following a federal audit and customer criticism. 10-15 Transit provides service to elderly, disabled and low-income residents of Mahaska County.
The Mahaska County Supervisors are moving forward with plans for a Southeast connector. In regular business at Monday's Supervisor meeting the board also extended the county engineer’s contract, and said goodbye to the Director of Mahaska County Agricultural and Rural Development. Click read more for more meeting coverage.
Road work on County Road V13 east of Oskaloosa is finished and the path is clear to the White Oak Conservation Area. The road was closed for repaving in April and you couldn't get to the park. The conservation area is now open and summer activities are in full swing. This Saturday at 9 a.m. the Mahaska County Conservation Board and the Mahaska Wellness Coalition invite the public for a Live Healthy Hike.
The Oskaloosa School Board doesn't want the state dictating when individual school years begin. The board voted during Tuesday's school board meeting to oppose a state mandate that schools start no earlier than the first week of September.