The Knoxville Public Library is having a very Merry Christmas thanks to a generous donation from Iowa State Savings Bank – on Wednesday the organization presented the library with a check for $15,000 for their capital campaign expansion project. David Hoke, Vice President of Marketing for the bank, presented the check to members of the campaign; with a previous gift of $10,000 the bank has now given $25,000 towards the project. Library Director Roslin Thompson says she’s thankful for the bank’s strong support of the community.
This past Wednesday the Oskaloosa Police Department welcomed its newest member of the force; at the Dec. 18 Oskaloosa City Council meeting, Mayor David Krutzfeldt swore in new Police Officer Riley Calhoun. He returns to Mahaska County after working for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for nearly a year. Calhoun graduated from Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School in 2012 and joined the Army National Guard that fall, where he still serves. He attended Indian Hills Community College and graduated with an associates degree in applied science in criminal justice in 2016. After graduating from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in April 2017 Calhoun began patrolling in Marion County.