The Oskaloosa School district is passing on an "eco-friendly law," while Superintendent Russ Reiter is worried about a proposed law that would change the school calendar. Also, students are putting the final touches on a BIG class project.
The William Penn athletic department has been busy this week educating key people about its changing drug policy. William Penn announced last week that it will begin drug testing its student-athletes next fall.
Cases of bed bugs are on the rise in Oskaloosa, according to a local pest control company. CRI spoke with Bob Brown, owner of Certified Pest Control, about why infestations are on the rise and what people can do to prevent them.
Construction continues on Mahaska Health Partnership's 22 million dollar expansion project.
The building is starting to take shape---crews are putting up structural steel this week. They expect to be pouring concrete for the inside floors by the end of the month. The addition will house new inpatient surgical and birthing facilities.
Five county supervisor candidates are running for one open seat in the 2012 primary election, including three Republicans and two Democrats. The June primary election means that party members or voters will select a candidate for the November General Election.
Many local businesses are cashing in early this year thanks to the early warm weather. Temperatures in Southeast Iowa have been in the 80's in recent days, 30 degrees above our average for this time of year.
Olympians, fans and volunteers filled the Penn Activity Center Saturday for the Southeast Iowa Spring Special Olympic games. I was there to talk to some athletes who brought home gold – or in this case, a blue ribbon – and with it, a ticket to state.