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City Council Approves Supporting Blue Zones Project

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By Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI Weekly News Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa City Council approved supporting the Blue Zones Project on a 4-3 vote on Monday night. Councilmen Jason Van Zetten, Aaron Ver Steeg and Tom Jimenez voted against the project. After heavily discussing the issue in its last few meetings, the council did not have any […]

Council Approves City Manager’s Raise, Re-Schedules Blue Zones Support Vote

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By Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI Weekly News Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Monday night, the Oskaloosa City Council unanimously approved raising the salary of City Manager Michael Schrock, and re-scheduled discussing the resolution stating the city’s support for the Blue Zones Project because of a tie vote.  The council approved raising Schrock’s annual salary from $111,000 to […]

School Board Honors Retirees

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By Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI Weekly News The Oskaloosa School Board celebrated the retirement of seven staff members on Tuesday night. The board held a reception for the retirees before the meeting, and honored them with a merit award plaque commemorating their years of service. “We are extremely happy for you. We thank you for all […]

Water Board Re-Opens Shared Services Discussions

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By Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI Weekly News Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Monday night, the Oskaloosa Water Utility Board of Trustees re-opened discussions on sharing services with the Oskaloosa City Council. Last year, a firm from Des Moines conducted a study recommending how the two agencies can increase efficiency by sharing services. But the two entities did not […]

Council Receives Regional Airport Update

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By Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI Weekly News Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Monday night, the Oskaloosa City Council received a presentation and an updated timeline from South Central Regional Airport Agency (SCRAA) Chairman Jim Hansen. In March 2012, Pella, Oskaloosa, and Mahaska County formed a 28E agreement allowing the entities to construct a regional airport. The agency […]

City Council Discusses Blue Zones Project, Sets Hearing For Keltner Removal

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  By Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI Weekly News Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Monday night, the Oskaloosa City Council discussed the Oskaloosa Blue Zones Project, and set a public hearing date to confirm or deny the removal of Water Board of Trustee Errin Keltner. The council received a presentation from Oskaloosa Blue Zones Project Engagement Lead Miranda […]

School Board Approves Budget, Security Project

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By Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI Weekly News Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School Board unanimously approved next school year’s budget, and a project aimed at improving security, on Tuesday night. Before approving the budget, the board held a public hearing for the budget but received no comments. In the board’s meeting on Feb. 26, Board Treasurer Chad Vink […]

CRI Weekly News for April 4, 2014

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  Watch CRI’s Weekly Newscast City Urges Owner To Repair Kool Building Street Department Ready For City-Wide Clean-Up Penn Center Theatre Receives Overwhelming Response To “God’s Not Dead” Ginny Foster Shares Her Survival Story At Relay For Life WPU Women’s Golf Takes Home First Place At Statesmen Shootout OHS Student Qualifies For National Debate Tournament

CRI Weekly News for March 28, 2014

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Watch CRI’s Weekly Newscast School Board Members Talk Goals Robotics Club Goes to Next Competition Mayor Removes Water Board Trustee Eggs and Issues Recap OSO: Should Iowa Legalize Fireworks? County HAZMAT Response Up and Running Severe Weather Awareness Week

School Board Discusses Goals

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By Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI Weekly News Oskaloosa, Iowa – On Monday night, the Oskaloosa School Board met in work session and discussed board goals moving forward. The board did not take action on any of the items. The board simply wanted to hold a brainstorming session to begin defining its goals. Among the items discussed […]

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