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.
The city council gave the go ahead for buyers to move into Tuscany Village. That development is located on Edmundson Drive between Edmundson park and Edmundson golf course. The council debated that decision for forty minutes.
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.
The William Penn University men's basketball squad took down rival Grand View, 94-75, in the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament Championship. The win gave the Statesmen an automatic berth to the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Championship Tournament where they will take on Dordt College.
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.