A number of area post offices could close in an effort by the U.S. Postal Service to cut costs. The federal agency has been strapped for cash recently, and officials with the Postal Service say residents in some areas may lose the physical post office building, but not necessarily their mail service.
The agency released a list of 178 Iowa cities that could be affected by the plans. One of the towns on the list, Oakville, in Louisa County, a town ravaged by flooding in 2008, is in danger of losing its post office.
To see a list of area towns that could be affected by the Postal Service’s plan, look under this story at kciiradio.com.