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The U.S. Postal Service began during summer 2011 the process of deciding which post offices it would close in an effort to eliminate a big deficit in its budget. Journal file photo

Fate of post office closings on hold

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Last month, Congress stepped in and now the future of post offices being considered for closing, including Beldenville's, won't be known until May.

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The United States Postal Service (USPS), in response to a request made by multiple U.S. Senators, agreed to delay the closing or consolidation of any post office or mail processing facility until May 15, according to information provided to the newspaper by Belinda Hopp, Postmaster Relief at the Beldenville Post Office.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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