An Oskaloosa apartment owner is trying to avoid the potential for a huge loss. Ken Seemman was working on the apartment complex he purchased last year on North 1st and 2nd streets when he got some surprising news.
The William Penn softball team improved two more positions as the seventh NAIA poll was released Tuesday. The Lady Statesmen (42-15) are now a season-best 27th in the nation with 53 points. The squad remains the only representative from the Midwest Collegiate Conference in the poll and is the top team in the state of Iowa. Northwestern is 42nd with three points.
A Mahaska County Supervisor convicted of fraud is waiting to find out if he gets a new trial or if the case is dropped. Two months ago, Supervisor Henry Van Weelden was found guilty of first degree theft, misconduct in office and tampering with records for adding his wife to the taxpayer funded county insurance program. A hearing was held Monday and it's up to Judge Paul Miller whether Van Weelden gets a new trial.
Highway V-13 just south of Rose Hill, IA closed today (April 24, 2012) for a repavement project. The 2 ½ mile repavement project will repair the section of V-13 that has been in need of repair for the last five or six years according to Mahaska County Secondary Roads Department. Click here to see a map.
The President of Rwanda will speak during William Penn Graduation next month. William Penn University announced this week that President Paul Kagame will make the Saturday, May 12th address to graduates.
Mahaska County voters will go to the polls for Primary elections on June 5th. Starting this week CRI will introduce you to the candidates running for auditor, sheriff and supervisor. CRI's Jon Hoffmann sat down with County Auditor candidate Susan Brown this week. Brown is running unopposed on the Republican ticket and has served as Deputy Auditor for the last 18 years.
Lockdown drills are now common in school districts across the country. Schools started changing how they prepare and respond to emergencies largely because of the Columbine High School shooting on April 20th, 1999.
The Mahaska County courthouse is buying a metal detector. According to Sheriff Paul DeGeest buying the detector is a precautionary measure for courtroom safety and something he feels will become standard equipment across the state.