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Four more northwest Kansas post offices being reviewed for possible closure

July 11, 2011

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— Four more northwest Kansas post offices have been added to a list of rural Kansas post offices being reviewed for possible closure.

Currently, the state is reviewing 32 post offices to discuss possible closures because of the declining amount of mail.

The Hays Daily News reports that Athol, Cedar and Gaylord — all in Smith County — and Brownell, in Ness County, have been added to the list. No decision has been made on the fate of the Alexander Post Office in Rush County, which was already on the list.

All of the five northwest Kansas offices have postmaster vacancies and a workload of less than two hours a day.

The U.S. Postal Service holds community meetings before making any decisions on closure.

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