By Sam Parsons
The Oskaloosa City Council held their first regular meeting of the month of February last night. The city swore in two new police officers to the Osky Police Department: officers Cale Holmberg and Richard Fortney. Officer Holmberg is an Oskaloosa native and graduate of Oskaloosa High School, receiving his degree in Criminal Justice from Indian Hills Community College. Officer Fortney was born in Iowa City and raised in Eldon. He graduated from Cardinal High School and attended the University of Northern Iowa as a Presidential Scholar, where he received his degree in criminology with honors. Fortney previously worked for police departments in Richland, Sigourney, and Williamsburg, as well as Oskaloosa itself.
The Osky city council also honored outgoing city councilmember Steve Burnett. Burnett officially announced his resignation from the council effective January 26. The council said they would be replacing Burnett by appointment at their next meeting on February 20.