Archive for Saturday, October 1, 2011

Damar to fight closing post office

October 1, 2011


— Residents of the tiny town of Damar in northwestern Kansas say they’ll fight possible plans to close their post office.

The Rooks County town of about 150 residents is among 134 post offices in Kansas the Postal Service has identified as possible locations to be closed.

But Damar Mayor Brian Newell told The Hays Daily News that residents have done a lot to keep their town alive and they want to keep their post office.

Newell said he’s confident the Postal Service doesn’t understand how important the post office is to Damar. He says elderly residents who don’t have cars walk to the post office daily to pick up their mail.

The community is planning a meeting on the issue Wednesday evening.


JayhawkFan1985 6 years, 8 months ago

Maybe the city of Damar and Rooks County should write a check to the USPS just like Lawrence and Douglas County did to keep the SRS office open. Every incorporated city should have a post office even if it is a part time office located in a grocery store. This is a bad solution to a false problem created by a former Republican led Congress trying to break the postal unions by forcing the USPS to prefund postal pensions which no other company is required to do.

Another example of the Repubilcan Great Leap Backward.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 8 months ago

"Every incorporated city should have a post office even if it is a part time office located in a grocery store."

Actually, this is the trend in many countries around the world. I heard a report recently that in Germany, there is only one remaining PO-- all other postal offices are located inside other retail outlets.

JayhawkFan1985 6 years, 8 months ago

I don't want to live in Germany. I want to live in the United States of America. Having said that, I don't know that we need freestanding post offices. They could be located inside grocery stores. In fact, there is a longstanding tradition of that in this country as well.

My concern is that the radical right wants to destroy government. Even though no tax dollars are spent on the USPS, that doesn't matter to the far right. They want to destroy the USPS so the private sector can step in and reap huge profits while providing lower quality of service. USPS goes places FedEX and UPS won't, for example.

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