The following is a press release from William Penn University:
Author and founder of the No Impact Project, Colin Beavan, will be speaking at William Penn University on Wednesday, November 2 in the Musco Technology Center atrium. In 2006 Beavan left behind his liberal complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as possible for one year. He and his family unplugged from the electrical grid, produced no trash, traveled exclusively by foot or bike, and bought nothing but locally grown food for an entire year. The results were greater and more significant than he ever imagined.
He has traveled to William Penn University to share his story and encourage others to reduce their impact by making small changes and better choices. Join us to hear his remarks on Wednesday, November 2 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Musco Technology Center on the northwest corner of campus. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on the No Impact Project visit noimpactproject.org.
A typical family in the United States spends almost half of its home energy budget on heating and cooling. The percentage is even higher in Iowa, according to the Iowa Energy Center, due to extreme summer and winter temperatures. One Oskaloosa resident is trying to save on her MidAmerican bill this winter by getting an home energy audit.Take a look.
Wednesday night was the first round of high school football playoffs. Here in Oskaloosa (8-2) the game came down to the wire when Carlisle (7-3) came to town. The vistors looked to end Osky's four home game winning streak, but did they?
Oskaloosa--In the early parts of Saturday's game against Trinity International, there were serious concerns it would not be a joyous return for the many William Penn alum in attendance, but the Statesmen football got on track in the second half and pulled away for a 31-7 Midwest League win.
Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann addressed supporters and critics Saturday afternoon at Oskaloosa's Smokey Row. Promising to bring conservative values back to the White House, the Minnesota congresswoman lashed out at what she deemed the federal government's wasteful spending, Obamacare and illegal immigration.
Following an introduction by Iowa State Senator Brad Zaun, Bachman spoke for half an hour before fielding questions from the audience. A Latino William Penn student asked the congresswoman what she thinks should be done about the children of immigrants who came to the United States illegally. Bachmann took a firm stance on the issue, stating that taxpayers should not be responsible for anyone who did not come to this country through legal means.
Last Friday, Oskaloosa ended the regular season by manhandling Mount Pleasant 41-21 to secure Distict 7's number two spot and a home field advantage for the first round of playoffs. On Wednesday, the Carlisle Wildcats came to town with a matching 7 and 2 record, but the Indians were backed by an undefeated record at home. To breakdown the nail-bitter here’s CRI and OSP’s Jason Madison.
CRI is hosting a City Council Candidates' Forum Wednesday, October 26th at 6:30 at Smokey Row. Candides running for City Council in November's election are Dave Krutzfeldt - Mayor (incumbent), Tom Jimenez -2nd Ward (incumbent), Joe Caligiuri - At-Large , Jason VanZetten 4th Ward, and (write-in) Jimmy Carter - At-Large. In the weeks leading up to the election, we will feature in-depth interviews with each of the candidates on CRI Weekly News Fridays at 6:30 and throughout the weekend.
OSKALOOSA, IA - First, dirt and clay, then, a gazebo. Now, bushes and trees.
About 15 volunteers were on hand this morning at the Oskaloosa Public Library to help plant 24 trees and bushes in the new reading garden.
The donated trees and bushes to be planted include eight Miss Kim Lilac bushes from Earl May Garden Center, 13 Butterfly Bushes from Stam Nursery, and gifts of a Weeping Cherry tree and Dogwood bush; and a Red Bud tree: memorials for David Jackson and Nicholas Moore.
When times get tough, some people sell personal items to make extra money, whether it’s the big screen tv, power tools from the garage, or jewelry. CRI reporter Jon Hoffmann brings you this story from A-1 Pawn Shop where its owner has a unique perspective about these tough times.
The following is a press realease from the Oskaloosa Public Library:
Volunteers with "Green Thumbs" Needed Saturday!
Twenty-four trees and bushes will be planted in the Oskaloosa Public Library's Reading Garden, beginning at 9 AM Saturday, October 29.
Wanda Gardner, library director, is encouraging volunteers to come to the site just south of the library Saturday morning, bringing along work gloves, spades and shovels. "When this community project was proposed a year ago, I didn't realize how quickly the people, businesses and organizations of Oskaloosa would come together to make it happen," says Gardner. "We didn't want the project to go stale, and having the first wave of plantings done this fall is an important part of our progress."