Stop signs are once again the topic of debate for Oskaloosa's City Council. On Monday the council held its second vote of three to convert a 4-way stop to a 2-way stop on South 7th St., near Webster School. The debate comes down to safety verses convenience.
If the idea of fighting over deals on Black Friday is discouraging or pretending to work while shopping on Cyber Monday depresses you, here's something to bring back the holiday spirit, "Giving Tuesday". Basically, it's a jumpstart to the holiday giving season after the shopping blitz following Thanksgiving.
Run-off elections were held on Tuesday filling many remaining open city council seats in the county. In University Park, a council seat there was decided after drawing a name out of a hat. That's because Incumbent Harry David Graham tied Stephen Kelly in the first election.
Renters in Oskaloosa may soon have a new option when it comes to living in town. Overland Property Development is looking to set up shop and build a new housing complex that is easy on the eyes and your pocket book.
On Monday night, the Oskaloosa City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance to change the intersection at South 7th Street and 5th Avenue East from a four-way stop to a two-way stop. The ordinance passed on a 4-3 vote.
Oskaloosa's Water Department Manager is getting a 25* percent raise. Starting Jan. 1st, Chad Coon will earn $81,000 a year. The Water Board of Trustees all approved the raise after a special meeting on Monday night.
Mahaska County has not yet merged it's mental health services with a regional partner. That's a problem because the state says every county must join a mental health region, made up of at least three counties.
Medicap Pharmacy in Oskaloosa was closed Wednesday because the lead pharmacist there had her state license suspended. As of Friday morniing, employees of the pharmacy say the store is still open with normal hours and customers are able to get prescriptions. Employees say another licensed pharmacist is on staff.
For the fourth straight year, Oskaloosans will get a chance to win prizes if they visit businesses around town. The Oskaloosa Area Chamber and Development Group is hosting the Christmas Walk on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.