Millions of Americans are getting fewer food stamps. A temporary funding increase for the federal program called the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program or SNAP has expired. That program was getting extra money since 2009 to help participants get through the recession. But that extra funding is gone.
The election season isn't over yet. The cities of Beacon and Barnes City will conduct runoff elections to fill a council member positions in each town. A runoff election is a second election to elect candidates that did not receive a majority of the ballots in the first poll.
WPU's football squad is back on the road this Saturday for the final time as it heads to Deerfield, Illinois to face Trinity International. The 4 and 6 Statesmen are coming off a tough loss to Grand View. Penn plans to end the season on a high note say's head football coach Todd Hafner.
On Monday night, the Oskaloosa City Council and the Water Utility Board of Trustees held a meeting to discuss how both entities can share services to reduce costs. The board oversees the Oskaloosa Water Department (OWD).
A new 48 unit apartment complex may be developed here in Oskaloosa. City Manager Michael Schrock says the city has been talking with the developer for the past few months to determine if the project is a good fit for Oskaloosa.
Oskaloosa's School Board will now hold board meetings twice a month indefinitely. That comes after taking the first steps to change official board policy that outlines when the board agrees to meet each month. Not all board members agree with the policy change as the vote for the first reading was split 4 to 3.
Across the nation this week, Americans were honoring Veterans Day with parades, flag ceremonies, monument dedications and other events. In Oskaloosa as CRI's Jason Madison reports the celebrating wasn't any different, as more than 50 local veterans and friends gathered at the American Legion to show respect.
The C Ave East road improvement project won't be complete now until next spring. The project was expected to be done in just a few more weeks, but because of cold and wet weather, City Manager Michael Schrock made the call to put the project on hold. Crews will now pave black asphalt next spring.