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Dix Post Office closed temporarily with little notice


Staci Wurdeman

The Dix Post Office closed Wednesday, Dec. 30 temporarily due to deteriorating building conditions which may include mold. Residents who normally receive their mail at this location must now travel to Kimball to retrieve their post.

Dix residents lost their post office this week, with services temporarily suspended effective Wednesday, Dec. 30, and with just days notice.

According to Dix Postmaster, Kay Atkins, she did not receive enough time to pass on the written notice to customers in a more timely manner.

In fact, the only written notice was dated Dec. 23, 2015, however, printed notices were posted in the community prior to the notice received by mail.

A deteriorating building with possible mold issues was to blame for the closure according to the letter received by Mary James, 87, of Dix. That letter was sent to J...

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