Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with about 60 farmers and agricultural leaders near Prairie City, Iowa Tuesday to talk about the drought and to push for the passing of the 2012 Farm Bill. Watch CRI News Midweek Edition on line Wednesday at 6 p.m. and CRI Weekly News on MCG Channel 12 6:30 p.m. Friday for more on what came out of Vilsack's visit. Click here to see video of Vilsack's speech.
Businesses around Oskaloosa are gearing up for an annual event---Ridiculous Days. This Friday and Saturday, local shops will take to the sidewalks advertising big sales. Mahaska Drug manager Cindy Krusemark started sales on Thursday. She says preparing for the weekend isn't easy.
The City Street Department will begin construction on a section of North Green Street Monday, July 23rd. Street work will start north of M Avenue West and run past 238th Street. The nearly $1 million project includes new concrete pavement, driveways, curb and gutter, storm drains, sidewalks and water mains.
Local non-profits want this year's Operation Backpack to be bigger and better than ever. The United Way of Mahaska County sponsored a Stuff the Bus event Thursday to make sure every student in Mahaska County has the supplies they need to start school next month.
This year's Southern Iowa Fair has a new interactive exhibit that gives children and adults a glimpse of what life was like back in the old days... Back when there was no internet or cell phones, and your milk didn't come from a store.
The forecast for Saturday calls for highs in the upper 80s. It's not the 100s the area has seen lately, but even the 80s are hot when there is no air conditioning. The William Penn University Booster Club has decided to move the evening portion of their Saturday fundraiser, The Duck Plucker's Ball, to the Penn Central Mall from the National Guard Armory.
Summer sports camps help athletes stay fresh during the off season. This week, William Penn hosted its 4th annual wrestling camp for area students, from elementary all the way through college. CRI's A.J. Hodgeman took a trip inside Penn's wrestling room.