An easier schedule might be ahead for parents of 4-year-olds. The former elementary school at Webster will now be offering day care services for 4-year-olds before and after their preschool classes. Organizers hope it'll mean more Oskaloosa kids will get to attend state-funded voluntary preschool.
The effects of the drought are reaching far beyond Mahaska County - now they're an international concern. Xinhua News Agency came to Mahaska County this week to report on the crop conditions. It's the largest news organization in China and the official press agency of the People's Republic of China. The crew met with Iowa Soybean Association president-elect Mark Jackson. Click here for more.
Tune in to MCG Channel 12 tonight at 8:00 for a special program covering Obama's visit to Oskaloosa today, plus a look back at some of the issues he addressed during campaign stops here in 2007. There will also be some input from Romney supporters who came through town Tuesday morning to talk about campaign issues.The program will be availabe on the website after 9:00 p.m.
As the drought continues water conservation is becoming a concern in Mahaska County. People in Oskaloosa aren't being asked to conserve water, yet. But thats not the case for New Sharon in Northern Mahaska County. Click here to find out more.
Tassel Ridge Winery is only days away from harvesting grapes. The vines got off to a rough start after temperatures dropped below freezing this spring, but recovered surprisingly well this summer. Click here for more.
Oskaloosa's library is making progress toward finding a new director. Interim Library Director Michael Schrock says 12 people have applied for the position and the board is bringing five in for interviews.
Local gymnasts have been training at Transform Academy for more than a month. According to the academy's owner Megan Slay, "things have really taken off." Even though this is the Oskaloosan's first business venture, attendance is high.
Oskaloosa's 13-year-old Babe Ruth team is off to a good start after winning its first tournament game Wednesday in Gering, Nebraska. The young Osky Maroon team beat the hometown Gering team 10-0 in six innings (Babe Ruth games are seven innings, but the "10 run rule" cut it short).