post office closures

Austin Fax / KBIA

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.

Thirty Hartsburg residents met Wednesday to review the decision to keep the town’s post office open for only four hours on weekdays.

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.

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  • Rural MO post offices get a reprieve

 

Some rural Mid-MO post offices get reprieve

Jun 7, 2012
Austin Fax / KBIA

With rural postal offices across the nation closing down, three central Missouri offices have received relatively good news – they’ll remain open but with reduced hours.

Rural post offices hoping for a break

Nov 30, 2011
Austin Fax / KBIA

The US Postal Service is hemorrhaging money – 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 – the vast majority in rural America. In this week's Health & Wealth update, KBIA's Austin Fax checks in to some very small towns where post offices may be on the chopping block.