The snowstorm that swept across the Midwest Wednesday and Thursday got some mixed reviews. Students cheered as school days were canceled all over Iowa but some adults saw the snow as more of a chore. The national weather service reported Oskaloosa received 4 inches of snow. Aaron Riggs was out Thursday morning talking to people whose work kicks into high gear when the first snow falls.
The nation was shocked last Friday when a gunman shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary and killed 20 children - all just six or seven years old - as well as six teachers and administrators. As the community mourns, school administrators around the country are revisiting emergency plans, hoping to make sure what happened in Newtown, Connecticut doesn't happen at their schools. I stopped by Oskaloosa Elementary School to see how they're dealing with the tragedy.
Two trucks a day are shipping mail out of the Oskaloosa Post Office to the central post office in Des Moines until Christmas. The postal service added an extra truck to pick up mail in Oskaloosa last week to keep up with the volume of mail over the holidays.