Pretty soon Oskaloosa will see some updated transportation rounding the corners in town. The two-year trial period for Oskaloosa's fixed bus route ended in June and organizers are ready to see how this year's ridership turns out.
This week organizers from the United Way of Mahaska County, the Southern Iowa Economic Development Association (SIEDA) and the Salvation Army were busy stuffing school bags with donated supplies for Operation Backpack.
Over at the Oskaloosa Middle School, staff and administrators are also gearing up for the upcoming year. The secondary school is entering its second year of Dyad Structure and block scheduling for incoming sixth graders.