Mahaska County storm spotters are ready for the upcoming thunderstorm and tornado season. The National Weather Service relies on storm spotters to confirm the information generated from radar and satellite imagery.
The weather is starting to warm up in Oskaloosa leaving behind one of the coldest winters in Iowa in 35 years, according to the National Weather Service. The freezing temperatures left a mark on heating bills and caused many residents to experience issues with their water service.
A murder mystery dinner put on my the High School Student council will be held on March 28th. The event's purpose is to raise funds that will go toward aiding relief in the Philippines from a deadly typhoon that hit there last November.
If you've driven around town lately you may have thought that the city's streets are quickly deteriorating, but that's only because of the winter season and the potholes that pop up as a result. It has some drivers navigating the road like a mine field. But the city is aware of the issue and this week it sent out a crew to put some patches on the problem.
The U.S. Highway 63 and Southeast Connector projects are still a while away, but that doesn't mean there isn't progress being made to those transportation projects. Local leaders discussed the project's most recent developments at Eggs and Issues this past weekend.
Today's warmer weather is a sign that spring is in the near future, but we all know Iowa's weather can change at any minute. And that's why Mahaska County Emergency Management Director Jamey Robinson is encouraging every resident to plan and prepare for the coming weather.
Governor Branstad says he is impressed with the new patient care wing at Mahaska Health Partnership. He stopped by there on Thursday for a short visit and tour with hospital administrators, after making other stops around southeast Iowa.