Category Archives: Post offices
If the price of a stamp hits 50 cents and media outlets give it scant coverage, did it happen at all? Is it a sign of how much people aren’t mailing things? Or is it related to the fact that … Continue reading
September 29, 2015: Outdoor post office boxes (left) replaced the post office building (right) in McIntire in 2011. Special elections are notoriously low-turnout things. See, for example, the vote last week on supervisor districts in Linn County, which existed only … Continue reading
June 1, 2015: Mount Union post office. The Henry County town of Mount Union wants to disincorporate. It would be the fourth Iowa town to do so this decade. According to records from the Iowa secretary of state, Mount Union was … Continue reading
A small southwest Iowa town that had received a reprieve from one round of post office closings appears to have lost its post office anyway. The post office in the Union County town of Thayer, pop. 59, was supposed to … Continue reading
I haven’t used the “Post Offices” category in a while, but it looks like it’s about to come back in a big way. A story at KWWL tipped me off to this.* There’s also a story from KCRG, embedded above. … Continue reading
July 20, 2012: Closeup of stonework above the entrance to the Harlan post office. A Flickr user writes, “Built in 1935, this post office is home to a 1937 New Deal mural by Richard Gates entitled “The Farmer Feeding Industry.” … Continue reading
There was one more attempt to save them, but that failed. The sorting centers in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids will remain open, at least.
A day late and a dollar 45-cent stamp short, I know. Kyle Munson has been on it. This is the list of reduced hours. (PDF, organized by ZIP code and state abbreviaion) It includes a lot of those places that … Continue reading
This is a continuation of a post from December listing post office closing notices and appeals, filed after a moratorium was placed. A Final Determination for each had been made before mid-December, but he boilerplate text says the USPS “will proceed with the … Continue reading
A followup to previous posts about post office hubs: Waterloo and Cedar Rapids will stay open. Carroll and Creston will not. Nothing about local post offices beyond the moratorium that was already in place.