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Alicia Ritenour Found Guilty Of First Degree Murder, Child Endangerment

Alicia Ritenour

By Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI Weekly News The jury found Alicia Ritenour guilty of first degree murder, and child endangerment resulting in death, in the death of her 18-month old daughter Ava Ritenour. The jury reached a verdict on Wednesday afternoon after deliberating since Monday at 4:05 p.m. Alicia Ritenour’s sentencing will be decided on January […]

Alicia Ritenour Finishes Testimony, Presentation Of Evidence Concludes

Alicia Ritenour

By Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI Weekly News Alicia Ritenour finished her testimony on Monday, concluding the presentation of evidence in her trial. Alicia Ritenour has been charged with murder in the first degree, and child endangerment, in the death of her 18-month old daughter Ava Ritenour. Alicia Ritenour has pled not guilty to both charges. On […]

Alicia Ritenour Takes The Stand On Day Two Of Her Trial

Alicia Ritenour

By Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI Weekly News Testimonies continued on the second day of Alicia Ritenour’s trial. Alicia Ritenour, as well as the doctor who performed the autopsy on Ava Ritenour, took the stand on Friday. Alicia Ritenour has been charged with murder in the first degree, and child endangerment, in the death of her 18-month […]

Alicia Ritenour Trial Begins, Five Testify

Alicia Ritenour

By Eduardo Zamarripa, CRI Weekly News The testimonies for the trial of Oskaloosa resident Alicia Ritenour, 21, began this Thursday. Alicia Ritenour has been charged with murder in the first degree, and child endangerment, in the death of her 18-month old daughter Ava Ritenour. Alicia Ritenour has pled not guilty. On Friday, Jan. 24 at […]

City Council Approves Supporting Blue Zones Project

Oskaloosa City Hall

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

Oskaloosa City Hall

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

Oskaloosa Community School Administration

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

Oskaloosa Water Department

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

Oskaloosa City Hall

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

Oskaloosa City Hall

  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 […]

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