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Archive for Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Reading post office gets reprieve

September 21, 2011

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— An eastern Kansas town hit hard by a spring tornado is getting a reprieve on possible loss of its post office.

The post office was among dozens of buildings, including homes and businesses, destroyed by the EF-3 tornado that struck Reading on May 21.

The destruction forced people in the town of about 230 to make a 27-mile round trip to the post office in Lebo. And the U.S. Postal Service said recently it might not rebuild Reading’s post office because of the extent of damage.

City officials have now been told there will be no immediate decision. They credit the efforts of U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts for the decision by the Postal Service.

It’s not known how long the reprieve will be in effect.

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