The United State Department of Agriculture Summer Lunch Program is like that gift that keeps on giving. With over 50-percent of Oskaloosa children receiving a free or reduced lunch through the school system during the year, parents and children are making a push towards the U.S.D.A.'s program.
The Oskaloosa city council is setting its sights on the future. It has met several times this year to discuss a vision, goals, and strategies to identify what needs to be done to make Oskaloosa a viable community in the years ahead.
United Way of Mahaska County is partnering again with the Southern Iowa Economic Development Association (SIEDA), and the Salvation Army, to bring back 'Operation Backpack.' Operation Backpack provides school supplies and backpacks for students in need in the county.
Oskaloosa residents might soon see changes in how the water board oversees the water department. Oskaloosa Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt says the water board needs to do a better job of balancing the needs of the water department and the consumer.