When Oskaloosa made the trek to Pella for its Class 3A, District 8 game, the Indians and their fans had to deal with more than just the Dutch. Friday night's game lasted longer than expected after severe storms
William Penn University’s student-run radio station, 88.7 KIGC-FM, is back on the airwaves after an extended summer vacation. The station is looking for DJs after undergoing extensive changes such as format shifts, equipment upgrades, and a new staff.
A downtown renovation project 7 years in the marking is finally ready for guests. The Trolley Place building held a grand opening yesterday. The Oskaloosa Downtown Development group purchased the building in 2005, renovations started about a year ago. It's named after the trolley lines that ran in front of the buildings in the late 1800's. Now it will become a place to shop and a place for some to call home. CRI's Jon Hoffmann took a camera both inside and out to show you the new digs.
The Oskaloosa Public Library took a trip back in time Tuesday evening as it held a Tea & Talk book discussion. Residents came out in costume to talk about the book Lady Almina and The Real Downton Abbey.
The Oskaloosa City Council approved the purchase of a new $141,572 dump truck. Mayor Dave Krutzfedlt said at Monday's meeting that the truck will allow staff to better haul equipment and make repairs around the city.
On Tuesday, CRI and other local media outlets hosted a state legislative candidate's forum at Smokey Row Coffee Company. Candidates in three races---Senate district 40, House district 79 and House district 80---had a chance to talk about their views on issues affecting Mahaska County.
The same law firm that will be serving as a consultant on the Highway 63 project will also conduct studies on the planned regional airport. City Manager Michael Schrock says Snyder and Associates will advise the airport board on selecting a site for the new airport.
CRI's A.J. Hodgeman tells us about the successes and struggles of the local economy. Sometimes the economy can be unpredictable and comes with many issues. Many of our everyday activities and needs are also tied to how healthy the economy is. One of the most basic needs is housing and in Oskaloosa, the real estate market is surprising.
Oskaloosa is one step closer to becoming a Blue Zone community. The Mahaska Wellness Coalition is celebrating Oskaloosa being selected as one of 12 Iowa communities that will move forward in the application process.