Humans cool down by sweating. Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter director Lindsey Sime says animals like dogs and cats don't sweat---they pant---and it's not quite as efficient at cooling their bodies down. So on hot summer days, it's important to make sure your pets stay cool, too.
The Mahaska County Board of Supervisors will be sending a letter of intent to the Iowa Department of Human Services in order to form a four county region to handle mental health services. Click here to read more.
The Communication Research Institute of William Penn University is producing more local news and has added to its newscast schedule. CRI of William Penn University has produced a half-hour weekly newscast for nearly five years that runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on MCG Channel 12 and on CRI's website. Now you can catch the latest news in Oskaloosa and Mahaska County by watching a Wednesday edition of the CRI News. In this week's Wednesday edition, find out how our dry weather is affecting water levels in Mahaska County. Also find out why the Oskloosa Public Libarary Board has to make a big decision soon and why some city council members think a proposed conservation project could help boost local tourism. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE NEWSCAST
In school board news this week, the local curriculum director gave details about standardized test scores and why parents may be looking at some unfamiliar numbers now that end-of-the-year test results are out.