The Oskaloosa City Council wants to work with the Oskaloosa Water Department to figure how it can save you money. The council will send a letter to the Water Board of Trustees asking to do that by holding quarterly meetings.
Oskaloosa's can and bottle redemption center is back in business, under a new name and new management. Owners Dave and Karen Neumann, of Pella renamed the business, Nickel Back. CRI's Jason Madison has the details.
State Farms "Celebrate My Drive" campaign is getting ready to come to an end. The students and community members have been pledging all week to be safer drivers by keeping two eyes on the road and two hands on the wheel.
The Political Action Committee (PAC) for the corporation Taxpayers Against Regional Airport (TARA) disclosed its financial contributions and expenses to the Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board. It did this on Oct. 25. All PACs and candidates are required to file financial reports from the point of initial activity till 10 days before the election. But that's only if more than $750 is received or spent. PACs and candidates must file and disclose this information at least five days before the general election.
Candidates in this years city election gathered this week and shared with voters where they stand on issues. Twelve candidates are running in the election. A seat is open in each of the 1st and 3rd wards, along with two at-large seats, and a mayor seat. Several candidates gathered on Tuesday for a forum at the George Daily Auditorium. Others candidates participated in a meet and greet at the old whittier school.
On Monday morning, the Mahaska County Board of Supervisors discussed two separate mental health 28E agreements: one regarding tri-county mental health regionalization and one regarding tri-county case management.
The proposed regional airport is once again the major election issue. Last time it was in 2005. That's when voters approved an ordinance preventing Oskaloosa from sharing or merging with another entities airport. At that time Oskaloosa was pursing an airport with Pella.
The East Central Iowa Transportation Coalition wants the Iowa Department of Transportation to construct a new Highway 63 north of Oskaloosa. The coalition has been working with the Iowa DOT since 2009. It's been conducting studies to identify issues with the highway. Those studies were recently completed and the findings were presented to Oskaloosa's city council on Monday.
Watch the complete City Council Candidate Forum from Tuesday, October 22. Candidates running for At-Large, Ward 3, and Mayor talk about issues regarding taxes, community improvement and the proposed regional airport. Also, find a recap of CRI's Live Tweets and Replay Times on MCG Channel 12
The hunted have become the hunters. The William Penn Football squad has lost four of the last six games. Last weekend the team lost to defending NAIA National Champs, Marian of Indiana. But there is a chance for redemption as the Statesmen head to Chicago, Illinois to face off against the team that ended last year's playoff run. That's St. Xavier.