This week's eggs and issues will be a forum featuring local issues rather than the traditional state issues. That's because local state legislators are unable to attend due to obligations regarding the republican county conventions.
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.
Soon it may be easier for Oskaloosans to make healthy choices. That's because of the Blue Zones Project. The project is a community-led initiative aimed at suggesting ways everyone can live a healthy life.
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.
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.