Oct. 17, 2012 —
Beginning in early November, post office locations in Willard, Soldier and Grahn will begin scaling back hours of operation, some to as few as two hours a day.
The Grahn location will only open from 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on weekdays and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and the Soldier location will operate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays.
Originally, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) had planned to close many rural offices throughout the country, but lawmakers in Washington lobbied for a cost-cutting plan that would keep these locations open, citing their unique importance to the communities that they serve.
“Meeting the needs of postal customers is, and will always be, a top priority. We continue to balance that by better aligning service options with customer demand and reducing the cost to serve,” said U.S. Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe.