A group of Central College students are on a missions to raise awareness about human trafficking. Central Students Against Human Trafficking will hold their second Walk For Freedom on Saturday,Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. Participants will silently walk two and a half miles to raise awareness about human trafficking. The walk is a part of a nationwide walk sponsored by A21, a nonprofit organization with a mission to end slavery and human trafficking. The A21 stands for Abolitionists of the 21st century. Emily Van Gent, Central student and a member of Central Students Against Human Trafficking, said about 256 similar walks for freedom will be happening worldwide
The next time you or someone you love has an emergency to report, there’s good news – 81 Iowa counties, including Mahaska, Jasper, Wapello, and Marion counties, are now able to text emergency messages to 911. Jamey Robinson, the EMA/911 Administrator in Mahaska County, said the new feature would be crucial for the deaf/mute community, as well as children or others who may not be in a safe position to speak on the phone.