It looks like we’ll have to wait until February to find out about the future management of Allen County Regional Hospital. The Iola Register reports that the task force studying the matter said that’s when they expect to give their recommendation. The choice is whether the hospital should continue its current relationship with Hospital Corporation of America or switch to a different company. First they’ll solicit proposals and seek input from hospital employees, medical staff and the general public.
Authorities in Coffey County say that one person died after a head-on crash Thursday morning. The accident occurred around 5:30am at US Highway 75 and 20th Road. Emergency personnel responded to a report of a minivan colliding with a semi. The male driver of the minivan died at the scene. The semi driver was not injured. The cause of the crash remains under investigation and the man’s name has not been released pending notification of the family. The accident caused a closure for about two hours.