Also looking to get a head start to the year is new Mahaska County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Bryce Abbas. Abbas replaces Valinn McReynolds who is now the Oskaloosa Area Chamber and and Development Group Executive Director.
Oskaloosa Schools might start classes later than they typically do. Governor Terry Branstad recently announced that the Iowa Department of Education would no longer automatically grant waivers to start class earlier than Sept. 1.
The 1-to-1 laptop program may be spreading in the Oskaloosa Community School District. Four years ago the school board and the district's administration decided to introduce the program at Oskaloosa High. Now, it could be the middle school's turn.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Mahaska County YMCA held an open house to say goodbye to former Executive Director Dawn Collins, and former Fitness & Aquatics Director Ryan Harkema. The YMCA also welcomed Dave Phelps as the Interim Executive Director.