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Tue., July 12, 2011, 10:23 a.m.

Small town post offices

Town Council member and resident historian Evelyn Heinevetter has printed signs in support of the town’s post office building, to the left, in Waverly. Waverly is among about 2,500 small and rural towns with post offices targeted for closure by the USPS. (Dan Pelle)
Town Council member and resident historian Evelyn Heinevetter has printed signs in support of the town’s post office building, to the left, in Waverly. Waverly is among about 2,500 small and rural towns with post offices targeted for closure by the USPS. (Dan Pelle)

Town Council member and resident historian Evelyn Heinevetter has printed signs in support of the town’s post office building, to the left, in Waverly. Waverly is among about 2,500 small and rural towns with post offices targeted for closure by the USPS. SR photo/Dan Pelle

Reporter John Stucke has a great story today about the U.S. Postal Service's plan to close the post office in the small town of Waverly south of Spokane Valley and how the residents are fighting to keep it. In a small town a post office can almost serve as a community center. That's where you run into your neighbors and stop to chat. That's where you post flyers and notices. In some towns, like Waverly, it's pretty much the only business around. But the Postal Service is trying to save money by shutting down thousands of such small post offices. Read John's full story here.




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Nina Culver
Nina Culver joined The Spokesman-Review in 1995. She currently is a reporter for the City Desk covering breaking news, courts and public safety on the night shift.

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