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.
Election season is underway for candidates running in this year's city election. 12 candidates are in the mix running for five different seats. That's a mayor seat, one seat in both 1st and 3rd wards, and two at-large seats.
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.
A Oskaloosa man is getting back on track now that the partial government shutdown is over. It came to an end this week when the House, Senate and President Obama approved last minute legislation that raised the debt ceiling and reopen the government. The crisis led to furloughs for thousands of federal workers.
And on the high school side, the Indians are also coming off a tough loss at home. OHS fell to Pella 35 to 7. However, Coach Mike Sterner thinks the loss may have been a blessing in disguise as they head into the final regular season game against Knoxville.
Motor vehicle deaths are the leading cause of teenage deaths. The alarming statistic caused local State Farm Agent Kelli Steil to join a movement to help save lives. Steil and hundreds of other State Farm agents across the U.S. and Canada are hosting a Campaign called "Celebrate My Drive." It's a chance for communities to rally around young drivers and encourage them to make safe choices.