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Tyner Post Office on List for Possible Closure

July 28, 2011

07/29/11 Nearly 100 Indiana post offices are included in the US Postal Service’s list of facilities it will review as it looks to cut costs.

The financially-troubled agency announced Tuesday that it will study more than 3,600 offices, branches and stations for possible closing. Some sites might be replaced by stores, libraries or government offices that offer postal services.

In Tyner  the post office is a daily routine for many residents.

The Postal Service says first class mail volume is declining. On top of that, the recession led to a decline in advertising mail.

The agency receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. That means it has to cut back.

With more customers paying bills and communicating online, the USPS lost $8 billion last year alone.

Small communities will be affected the most, according to the Post Office’s list for Indiana. There are over 90 towns on the list that could lose their physical post office.

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2 Responses to “ Tyner Post Office on List for Possible Closure ”

  1. Andrew on July 29, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I read in another news source that the USPS has been entertaining the idea of “Village Post Offices”. This sounds like a really nice compromise and allows greater flexibility of getting the mail.

    I have been living abroad a number of years now and in smaller towns (like the one I live in) it is part of another business (like a general mercantile). It kind of reminds me of “The Waltons”–except for the language difference.

  2. AnnF on July 28, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I’m trying to do my part. I send my junk mail back to the sender with everything they sent me – minus any identifying parts like barcode, name and the like.