Dr. Mary Cooksley, curriculum director for Oskaloosa schools, presented Oskaloosa’s latest scores for Iowa Assessments and MAP scores at Tuesday's school board meeting. Cooksley says the scores students and parents received this year looked very different than they’ve been in the past.
The annual 'Art on the Square' event featured paintings, clay, trees, purses, jewelry, food, a raffle, and a whole lot more. The event is part of the 'Skunk River Arts Festival' and sponsored by FACE (Fine Arts and Cultural Events) of Mahaska County. Click here to watch a video highlighting the event.
The rest of the city council is getting a chance to weigh in on possible changes to the trash pick-up system in Oskaloosa. The issue has been in the hands of the Public Projects Committee. After six meetings on the garbage situation, the committee turned to a council work session for input.
Father's Day weekend is here and CRI wanted to find out what gifts are popular for dads this year. CRI's A.J. Hodgeman checked in with two local businesses, one for getting things done and one that's just for fun.
Results from a study by Oskaloosa Main Street show that while most downtown business owners agree there's a need for revitalization of aging buildings in Oskaloosa's downtown area, more than half couldn't afford to make improvements themselves. So the Main Street Oskaloosa Design Committee is bringing in a representative from the state Main Street office next week to discuss a few funding options that may appeal to local business owners.
A Mahaska County man searching for arrowheads near a creek on his farm has discovered something much bigger---and much older. Scientists, naturalists and educators from across the state met at the farm in the eastern part of Mahaska County to excavate mammoth bones.
It's now official that Democrat Tom Rielly and Republican Mike Vander Molen will face off in November's general election for a seat on the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors.The board met Monday to confirm the totals from the June 5th primary.
Oskaloosa Public Library Director Wanda Gardner is leaving after less than two years on the job. Gardner started in October of 2010. When contacted by CRI, Gardner did confirm that June 30th will be her last day, but declined further comment. City officials could not be immediately reached. CRI will update this story as more information becomes available.
There will be at least one new Mahaska County Supervisor next year. Mike Vander Molen beat incumbent Henry Van Weelden in Tuesday's primary for the Republican ticket. Tom Rielly defeated Denis Currier on the Democratic side - so Vander Molen and Rielly will run against each other in November's general election.
Corn and Soybeans have been popping up all over Mahaska County’s farmland. The season jumped out to a good start, but now the farmers could use some rain. CRI Ag reporter Jon Hoffmann continues to follow the Jackson brothers farming operation and has this story. Click here for more.