The testimonies for the trial of Oskaloosa resident Alicia Ritenour, 21, began this Thursday. Alicia Ritenour has been charged with murder in the first degree, and child endangerment, in the death of her 18-month old daughter Ava Ritenour. Alicia Ritenour has pled not guilty.
On Election Day Tuesday, yard signs and leaves littered many yard fronts throughout the county for the last time. As night fell so did one of the three candidates running for two seats available on the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors.
Also on the general ballot was Public Measure A, the new construction and renovation of Oskaloosa's Fire Department. To move the construction project forward more than 60-percent of Oskaloosa's residents needed to vote yes.