Village Post Office Opens In Corunna

By Corinne Rose

November 27, 2012 Updated Nov 27, 2012 at 7:26 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- The United States Postal Service is nearly $16 billion in the hole.

One of the out-of-the box ideas to help cut that deficit is to offer some services at alternate locations.

Like many in more rural settings, the post office in Corunna will have its hours cut, as a way for the Postal Service to save money.

Ao Albright's One-Stop is stepping up to the plate to offer some basic services to help people with what they need.

Since the store is open seven days a week, most nights until 7:30, customers can buy stamps when they check out, as well as flat rate boxes that will be picked up every day.

It's something that the owner of the store didn't necessarily want to take on, but is doing willingly, to help out her community.

"I wasn't too thrilled about it because I don't need another job. But I don't want to lose the Postal Service, I don't want to lose that opportunity to mail and get mail. And I don't want the people in town, there's so little of us anyways, to lose that opportunity mail all day long, at least when we're here," says Suzanne Stafford.

This is the Postal Service's 83rd Village Post Office and Indiana has opened more of them than any other place in the country.

More are planned, as a way to get customers some of what they need when their post office may no longer be available in the way they're use to using it.

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