A robotics club at Oskaloosa's high school will compete in a multi-state robotics competition next week. The club is going there after its robot, designed and built by students, qualified in two other state competitions.
US Senator Chuck Grassley (R) is in Iowa this week visiting communities and holding town hall meetings. He stopped by Clow Valve Company in Oskaloosa on Thursday. There he took a tour of Clow's factory floor.
Mahaska County is officially HAZMAT ready to respond faster to hazardous situations, after leaving the Southeast Iowa Response Group or SIRG for the first time since 1991. The SIRG service provided by the Ottumwa Fire Department responds to hazardous materials calls within a nine county region.