P. O. Will Close

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Friday, August 18, 1911
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On account of Change in Routes the
Hustad Post Office Will be
Closed September 30

Notice has been received from the postal department that the Hustad post office will be discontinued after September 30th and that everything pertaining to the office will be turned over the Lyle office.

Patrons who have been served by that office will in a large measure be served by carriers from this place. The closing of the post office at Mona is in keeping with the rural route system which has closed thousands of country offices in the last few years as the routes cover a part or all of the territory.

The changes in the three routes from this office and the adding of about 9 miles to route 3 makes it unnecessary to maintain the Hustad office, as the patrons of the office are served by the carrier.

The Hustad office was established in the year 1868 when the first railroad came thru. Mr. Tousley built a store building and was appointed postmaster and served until Henry Alexander was chosen postmaster and served for many years. He was followed by F. Penney, who also served a long term. G. Farley, Jens Thorstad, H. Farley and A. Sanden followed in the service of Uncle Sam until ten years ago H. H. Lunde, the present incumbent received the appointment.

At one time considerable business was transacted at this office but it was gradually been doing less, and especially since the rural routes were established and the territory was largely covered. The new changes in the routes takes effect October 1st next.

On route one, only a few slight changes were made and instead of Herman Burndt, R. Richards, Emil Schwanke and Matt Schaffle going 1/2 mile after their mail the new arrangement places the mail at their door but on the other hand it cuts off P C Wilder, Harry Rhone, Tom Carle and their nearest point to the point to the route will be about 1/2 a mile.

Whether this is benefited in general it is hard to tell. One thing is certain that the carrier is not pleased with the new arrangement as it gives him about the same distance to travel but a much poorer road.