That huge pension debt at the postal service has filtered down to tiny Dutchtown, Missouri, population 100.
The Southeast Missourian newspaper in Cape Girardeau reports the town saw its post office hours cut back last year in an economy move.
Now there are more cuts.
As of last week, the Dutchtown, Missouri post office, located in the corner of a bait shop, is only open from 10 to noon on weekdays and 8.30 to noon on Saturdays.
Postal clerk Doyle Parmer says there is an upside. Since the postal service stopped delivering mail to homes and businesses in Dutchtown, everyone gets a free post office box.
One of the neighbors, Earl Amelunke, says that’s fine but he says he still has trouble talking to his post office box.
– Bob Hamilton, KMOX News