Mahaska County's largest employer, Clow Valve is creating at least six new jobs and making upgrades in its foundry because the company's global business is growing. Business is up in the Middle East, Mexico, and South America.
The cool weather isn't stopping corn growers from heading to the fields. Actually the Jackson brothers in Mahaska County are planting a couple weeks earlier than usual. The second week in April is often too cold or too wet -- but not this year. Ag Reporter Jon Hoffmann met up with the Jacksons working on their 1,700 acre farm. Click here for more.
A group of childcare providers in Oskaloosa has hit a road block in building a new education center for children. The Y, Head Start and Kids Corner have been working together on this project for several years.
Oskloosa Schools Superintendent is not a fan of a proposed bill that would push back when Iowa schools can start fall classes. The bill requires Iowa's public schools to wait until the last Monday in August to begin.
It got cold early this week and some of the vines at Tassel Ridge were damaged. Temperatures dropped to about 25 degrees or about 5 degrees lower than what the vines can handle. Vineyard Manager, Steve Richardson says the cold temps on Monday and Tuesday killed off about half of the grape crop.
Mahaska County has some outstanding Jazz ensembles according to judges at Tuesday's Iowa Jazz Championships. 60 bands from across the state performed in Des Moines. Mahaska County schools sent 3 different bands in 3 different classes.