Category Archives: Post offices

Jun 08

Dismounting

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

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Sep 18

Thayer lost its post office

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

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Jun 29

USPS reduction in hours affects 572 Iowa post offices

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

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Sep 25

All the Art Deco

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

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Jul 02

Carroll, Creston sorting centers to close

There was one more attempt to save them, but that failed. The sorting centers in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids will remain open, at least.

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May 11

Post offices saved, but too late for Buckingham

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

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May 03

Links to post office appeals

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

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Feb 24

Two post office sorting centers to stay open

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.

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Dec 15

Updated post office information

The stays of execution are, in all likelihood, temporary. But it’s something. In Kilduff, for example, doomsday was going to be in November, until it was moved to January, and now May. Same for Fostoria and Rembrandt. Unfortunately, the USPS … Continue reading

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Dec 14

Some post office closures delayed

AP/Iowa City Press-Citizen report. This may only apply to a certain subset of the post offices on The List and the four processing centers (Carroll, Cedar Rapids, Creston, and Waterloo). It’s already too late for some; the ICPC reports that … Continue reading

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