Local and national politicians are on a bus tour encouraging voters to oust Iowa Supreme Court justice David Wiggins---the group, including state senate candidate Ken Rozenboom and former Pennsylvania Senator and presidential hopeful Rick Santorum---stopped in Pella Monday.
It's been an up and down year for small businesses in Oskaloosa---some have opened, while others have had to close their doors. Bridal Dreams, the formalwear store on the square, is one of the success stories.
The following is a press release from the Oskaloosa Police Department:
OSKALOOSA, IOWA – On September 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Oskaloosa Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) gave the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse, and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Monday is the deadline for paying your property taxes, which are due in two installments each year. But where does all that money go? CRI checked with the city and the county to find out how those tax dollars are distributed.
College students typically do not have an abundance of money in their pockets. But many good deals can be found simply by showing a William Penn University campus ID. Penn students play a large role in the Oskaloosa community’s financial health. For example, if all 1,052 of WPU’s students each simply spent twenty dollars per month for a year, that would be more than $144,218 just from students alone.
All across the nation, and even here in Iowa, small town movie theaters are closing up shop. The main reason is because the film industry's shift to a digital format. It's an expensive undertaking and not all theaters are able to make the change. What about here at home? Will our local movie theaters still thrive when the film industry makes the jump to all digital? CRI's A.J. Hodgeman tells us a tale of two theaters here in Mahaska County.