Oskaloosa is moving forward on a city dog park. The "Barking Lot," as it will be called, received a $5,000 grant from the Mahaska County Community Foundation, moving local dogs one step closer to having a place to play.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame will be giving William Penn's commencement speech this year. William Penn has been cultivating a relationship for the past few years with the Rwandan government and education department. This year, one Rwandan student graduated in December. Three more will graduate Saturday.
Monday morning's Mahaska County Board of Supervisors meeting covered appointing a member to the regional airport board, amending the budget to help Emergency Management pay bills, and buying health insurance for jail inmates. Click here to read more.
The Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group honored several of its members Thursday night at the Annual Chamber Awards Dinner at The Peppertree Restaurant. Business Person of the Year went to Ken Allsup of Osky News and Steve Brown received the Citizen of the Year Award.
The assistance program that helps Oskaloosans afford rent is changing. The city is cutting its ties with Section 8 Housing assistance so the Oskaloosa office will no longer be partially funded by local taxpayer dollars.
William Penn women's linksters Maggie Yang and Courtney Kronmuller were rewarded for record-breaking seasons as the 2011-2012 all-Midwest Collegiate Conference women's golf teams were announced Wednesday.
The Department of Education says the Oskaloosa School District is undercharging for school lunch and needs to up the price of a meal ticket. Elementary lunches will be upped 5 cents next year to $2.05 a meal ticket. Lunch at the middle and high school will cost...
According to Kay Swanson, Mahaska County Auditor, absentee ballots for the Primary Elections to be held June 5th are now available in the Auditor’s Office. Any person unable to get to the polls on June 5th may send a written request for an absentee ballot. The Auditor’s Office will send a ballot after receiving the request.
Statistics show, nation wide, 1 person dies every 18 minutes in crashes involving alcohol. The Iowa Department of Transportation says last year in Iowa, 55 people died in alcohol related crashes. This week, local law enforcement, emergency responders and area businesses are putting on a graphic demonstration for Oskaloosa High Schoolers.
The Lady Statesmen Softball team had its work cut out for it after dropping the first game of last weekend's Midwest Collegiate Conference Final Four Tournament. On the line was a trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama for nationals.
William Penn University has been busy this week gearing up for a unique graduation ceremony. CRI's Maureen McKamey spent time on campus to find out how faculty, staff and students are preparing to welcome a head of state---Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
William Penn University will hold its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Penn Activity Center. Doors will open to the public at 11:00 a.m. For those unable to attend, CRI will live stream the ceremony via the web on William Penn University’s homepage, www.wmpenn.edu.