post office closures http://kbia.org en As rural post offices close, Hartsburg residents highlight the PO's role http://kbia.org/post/rural-post-offices-close-hartsburg-residents-highlight-pos-role <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Hartsburg is home to one of the 13,000 rural post offices across the country that are reducing business hours in response to a major drop in revenue for the United States Postal Service.</p><p> Thirty Hartsburg residents met Wednesday to review the decision to keep the town’s post office open for only four hours on weekdays.</p><p> To the Hartsburg residents who gathered to discuss the future of the town’s postal service, the post office provides more than their mail—it gives the town an identity.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:26:47 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 25289 at http://kbia.org As rural post offices close, Hartsburg residents highlight the PO's role Newscast for June 7, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-7-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Governor Nixon signs a law aiming to make college transfers easier</li><li>The flights between Columbia and Atlanta begin</li><li>Attempts to remedy that state education funding formula</li><li>Rural MO post offices get a reprieve</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 23:13:38 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 15535 at http://kbia.org Some rural Mid-MO post offices get reprieve http://kbia.org/post/some-rural-mid-mo-post-offices-get-reprieve <p>With rural postal offices across the nation closing down, three central Missouri offices have received relatively good news &ndash; they&rsquo;ll remain open but with reduced hours. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 23:05:19 +0000 Eric Hilt 15534 at http://kbia.org Some rural Mid-MO post offices get reprieve Rural post offices hoping for a break http://kbia.org/post/rural-post-offices-hoping-break <p>The US Postal Service is hemorrhaging money &ndash; over the past year, it lost more than $5 billion. To staunch the negative cash flow, the postmaster general is looking at closing nearly 3,700 post offices &ndash; the vast majority in rural America. In this week&#39;s Health &amp; Wealth update,&nbsp;KBIA&#39;s Austin Fax checks in to some very small towns where post offices may be on the chopping block.</p><p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:35:23 +0000 Jacob Fenston 4444 at http://kbia.org Rural post offices hoping for a break