The Oskaloosa School District plans to construct new parking spaces at Webster school. That comes after school officials met with the city council's public safety committee on Wednesday. Webster school is home to several programs, the majority attended by 200 children, ages six and under.
Former Mahaska County Supervisor Willie Van Weelden is suing Greg Gordy and Laurence Rouw for slander and malicious prosecution. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday. It comes after Van Weelden was found not guilty of criminal charges on December 24th of last year.
Next Tuesday is the day republicans and democrats will set political priorities as part of the Iowa Caucuses. The grass roots political process means democrats and republicans will discuss their party platforms.
The Governor recently announce he is seeking his sixth term as Iowa's Governor. If he wins the election in November, that will make him the longest serving Governor in the nation. Last Thursday he set out on a 3 day, 14-stop campaign tour across Iowa. His first stop was in Pella. CRI was there.
On Tuesday night, the Oskaloosa School Board approved having the Iowa Association of School Boards give a presentation on how it conducts comprehensive school assessments. The assessment would evaluate the district's curriculum.
A children's theatre group from Montana is in Oskaloosa to help local students put on a show in less than a week. About 60 Oskaloosa students will perform 'Beauty Lou and the Country Beast' this weekend. CRI's Presley Joss takes us behind the scenes of the rehearsals.
Homeless pets in Oskaloosa may be getting a new home. Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter Director Lindsey Sime is asking for the city council's help to build a new shelter in a new location. The new shelter would be located Northwest of town on Old Highway 63 between Bobzilla's Bicycle Werks and H&S Feed.
Oskaloosa is in the process of becoming a Blue Zone. That means policies and programs will soon be introduced, designed to move the community toward optimal health and well-being. It's already starting to have an effect, too.