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.
Governor Branstad says he is impressed with the new patient care wing at Mahaska Health Partnership. He stopped by there on Thursday for a short visit and tour with hospital administrators, after making other stops around southeast Iowa.
If you've driven around town lately you may have thought that the city's streets are quickly deteriorating, but that's only because of the winter season and the potholes that pop up as a result. It has some drivers navigating the road like a mine field. But the city is aware of the issue and this week it sent out a crew to put some patches on the problem.
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.