Westerville Post Office to close

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The tiny town of Westerville will be without a post office after April 30th, when it's longtime postmaster retires.

Linda Prochazka as been the town's postmaster for the last 23 years.

She says the post office's closure is sad, but that the town must face reality.

Prochazka retires at age 60. She calls the Westerville post office "the smallest of the small."

She has been driving from her home in Broken Bow 15 miles to the west to keep the mail coming and going in Westerville.

Prochazka says she has only eight boxes rented inside the building, and 21 addresses that have highway contract deliveries.

Shelly Hokanson, who lives with her family in Westerville, says news of the impending closure breaks her heart.

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