The hospital is trying to get information out to people in a new way---it just launched a Facebook page. Mahaska Health Partnership Communications Specialist Kayle Jensen says it's important for MHP to have a social media presence.
About one in four new restaurants closes within a year. It seems even more often than that at Penn Central Mall. But one restaurant isn't letting the space's track record bring it down. I stopped by the not-yet-opened Capri's Italian Grill to talk to the owner about bringing fine dining to town and his plans to be around for a long time.
William Penn University welcomed a new group of incoming freshmen Monday. The new Statemen took part in their first Penn Pride experience. CRI's College reporter Presley Joss was there to find out more.
Mahaska County Conservation is putting on a "Concert for Caldwell" to raise money for a new environmental center. The concert will take place a week from Saturday inside the 4-H building at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds and will feature Iowa country music singer, Jason Brown.
A new Italian restaurant is now open at Penn Central Mall. Capri's Italian Grill offers Italian food options from pasta to salads to pizza and calzones. Lunch menu options range from 6 to 8 dollars, dinner options are a little more. The restaurant also plans to serve beer and wine---it's waiting for its liquor license to be approved at next week's city council meeting. The owner is calling today a "soft opening" with a grand opening planned for a little later on. To take a look at the menu, click here.
Oskaloosa schools are officially in session---and the district is already focusing on this year's goals. CRI's A.J. Hodgeman sat down with Superintendent Russ Reiter to see how the first week went and to talk about the recent controversy surrounding the brass indian head underclassman tradition.
Soon University Park Mayor George Toubekis will be running city council meetings from half a world away. He's been deployed to overseas but that's not stopping him from his mayoral duties. He'll run the meetings using Skype, an online video conferencing program.
About 1,200 people showed up at Brownells’ Big Springs Range Complex just outside of Searsboro, Iowa today to support the Second Amendment, hear from politicians supporting the amendment (including Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal), and the chance to fire automatic weapons. Click here to see video from the shooting range.
The Mahaska County Supervisors are reviewing the way the county promotes economic development. The review comes after Miranda Johnson resigned as director of MCARD this month to become a teacher at Twin Cedars. Click here to read more.
The excavation team at the Mahaska County mammoth site is scrambling to find answers now that it's found even more pieces to the puzzle. On Monday, scientists discovered a big piece of one of the mammoths' skulls---yesterday, when CRI reporters visited the site, the team also uncovered a tusk. These bones are helping scientists put together more of the mammoths' history.
International Student Advisor Karolyn Wojtowicz says almost 40 students from 14 different countries will take classes at the university this year--the most William Penn has ever seen. Five years ago, Penn had only had 11 international students. Wojtowicz says it's her job to help students transition into studying and living in a new country.