Small Iowa town won’t lose its post office for now

QUASQUETON, Iowa (AP) — The small eastern Iowa town of Quasqueton has gotten good news about its post office: It won’t be closed soon.

The Gazette reports that residents in the Buchanan County town of about 540 learned through mailbox notices on Friday that the proposal to close the office has been withdrawn.

The acting postmaster, Judy Thompson, says “This is wonderful news.”

The Postal Service is expected to lose a record $14.1 billion next year.