CRI finds out what the city is planning to spend your tax dollars on. We also look into the commercial property tax debate happening in the Iowa Legislature and we talk school funding, it's the topic of "Oskaloosa Speaks Out"
Google is coming to town next month to help local business build a presence on the web, but at least one city department is already up on the web and using social media too. You can find the Oskaloosa Water Department on Facebook posting photos and other important information about your drinking water. CRI Reporter Jon Hoffmann has more about what the department is posting.
Taylor Reed managed her third double-double of the year with 15 points and 13 rebounds
It took the William Penn women's basketball team ten seasons to host a Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament game, but with its 74-58 win over AIB Wednesday, the ever-improving program has now accomplished the feat two years in a row.
Education and tax reform are being debated at the Capitol and the local level. This week, more than 100 people at Eggs and Issues listened to how local legislators are dealing with these and other issues.
Wednesday morning the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter reported two puppies were stolen from the property. Shelter director Lindsey Sime says Bronson and Gordon, two 9 week old Chihuahua / Jack Russel Terrier mix puppies were taken from the shelter Tuesday night.
The following is from the Mahaska Wellness Coalition:
The Oskaloosa Community School District is participating in the Live Healthy Iowa 100 Day Challenge. For the past month, the Mahaska Wellness Coalition (MWC) has encouraged the community to live happier and healthier. Community members have eagerly been signing up and joining the 100 Day Challenge. Oskaloosa schools are "leading the charge" with over 1600 students involved in this challenge!
Oskaloosa City Manager Michael Schrock says the city's property tax rate is dropping almost a dollar next year. It’s budget season at City Hall and Monday's meeting was all about the proposed 2012/2013 budget.