William Penn University has a new interim president. Its Board of Trustees made that appointment during a meeting on Feb. 10. The university's former president, Dr. Ann Fields, resigned from that position last May. She was the University's 26th president and first female president. Now, former vice president of enrollment and student services, John Ottosson, has been appointed to take the reigns as the University's interim leader. CRI sat down Ottosson this week to learn what challenges are facing the university.
The Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament has begun, throwing the regular season records out the window and starting from scratch. The road to the conference final began at home Wednesday night for the second seed Statesmen as the seventh seed AIB Eagles rolled into Oskaloosa.
On Wednesday night, the Oskaloosa School Board discussed next year's budget, and the establishment of board goals. Board Treasurer Chad Vink gave the board a 50-minute presentation outlining the proposed budget for next year.
It's almost conference tourney time for William Penn. The men and women are looking to go the distance with their MCC foes, but first they had one regular season game against Grand View on their schedule.
People in Oskaloosa will soon have a new transportation option. The Transit Committee is working with 10-15 Transit to finalize bringing a bus route to Osky. The group hoped to have the bus route up and running by last summer. But issues with funding has delayed the process.
An Oskaloosa woman charged with killing her daughter will remain in jail with a bond of $500,000. Alicia Ritenour faces first degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death charges, after her 18-month old daughter died on Jan. 24.
A recent study by the Iowa Hospital Association says that Mahaska Health Partnership creates almost a $30 million dollar impact on the local economy. MHP's ability to provide state-of-the-art care in rural Mahaska County is a major reason it's able to generate 375 jobs. And it will continue to do that with its recent purchase of a new CT scanner. CRI visited the hospital this week to learn what it means for patients.
A candidate for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District seat stopped by Oskaloosa this week. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks recently announced her campaign bid after she resigned as director of the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Special Olympics Iowa is changing the lives of the young and old. For more than four decades that organization opens up communication between athlete, their families, volunteers and the general public.
On Saturday, Senator Ken Rozenboom, Representative Guy Vander Linden, and Representative Larry Sheets discussed road funding, and the use of medicinal marijuana, at Smokey Row in the fourth edition of the political forum 'Eggs & Issues.'