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53 area offices affected by USPS proposal

10/13/2012

More than 360 Kansas post offices will have operating hours reduced under the U.S. Postal Service's plan, a move that is designed to help save money.

More than 360 Kansas post offices will have operating hours reduced under the U.S. Postal Service's plan, a move that is designed to help save money.

Fifty-three of those offices are in northwest Kansas.

While community meetings are upcoming Tuesday in Healy and Gove, only two other regional meetings have been announced.

The community meeting for reducing office hours for the Dorrance Post Office will be at noon Oct. 31 in Dorrance City Hall. Sylvan Grove's meeting will be at 3 p.m. the same day in the post office.

Offices that will see their hours reduced from eight to six hours include Downs, Wilson, Lenora, Logan, Bird City, Brewster, Grainfield, Grinnell, Selden and Winona.

Offices going from eight to four hours are Portis, Sylvan Grove, Bazine, Bison, Brownell, McCracken, Otis, Ransom, Rush Center, Utica, Agra, Almena, Alton, Bogue, Bunker Hill, Collyer, Damar, Dorrance, Gorham, Jennings, Long Island, Lucas, Luray, Morland, Natoma, Norcatur, Palco, Edson, Gove, Herndon, Kanorado, McDonald, Rexford and Weskan.

Going from eight to two hours will be Alexander, Catharine, Cedar, Gaylord, Kirwin, Prairie View, Waldo and Woodston.

Community meetings will be conducted for all reductions.

-- Mike Corn, HDN