By Kelsie Hoitomt
WILSON – Due to financial burdens the United States Postal Office has had to endure over the recent years, cuts to offices and hours have taken place and the Wilson location has fallen into that category.
The Wilson Post Office caught a break as it is able to remain open instead of being shut down all together. However, in order for that to happen, hours of service were cut to only four hours a day.
Starting on May 3, the office will be open from 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday, but the lobby itself will remain open 24/7 so those with P.O. boxes can have access.
One thing that will remain the same is the Saturday hours of operation, which is 8:30-10:00 a.m. Also the Blue Box collection time of 4:30 p.m. is the same.
A survey was mailed out to over 400 residents within the mail circulation and that is what guided the post office to the decision of having afternoon hours versus morning hours of operation.
Due to the change in hours, the mail sorted out for P.O. Boxes will be available later in the day. Roughly 1:00 p.m. is when the mail should be available to people versus the before time of around 10:30 a.m. as the clerk will not start her shift and open the window until 12:30 p.m.
Another change taking place is the fact that the Glenwood City Post Office will be overseeing Wilson now.
With that, the mail courier in Wilson will now sort the mail out of the Glenwood City office and that individual will then drive to his route as usual.
Any questions and/or concerns regarding the changes can be addressed at the Wilson Post Office at 715-772-3188 or in Glenwood City at 715-265-7062.