It’s a holiday, but it won’t mean Herald readers will miss a paper.

The U.S. Post Office, 401 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, will be closed Thursday for the Fourth of July holiday, which means no mail delivery and no Herald in subscribers’ mailboxes. To offset the lack of holiday delivery, the newspaper plans to publish an early edition Wednesday for mail delivery.

The Herald’s offices will be closed Thursday, but will reopen for regular hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Area government offices and other organizations plan to be closed for the Independence Day holiday as well.

City of Ottawa offices, 101 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, will be closed, along with Franklin County offices and the Franklin County District Court, 301 S. Main St., Ottawa.

East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging, 132 S. Main St., Ottawa, and East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corp., 1320 S. Ash St., Ottawa, both plan to be closed on Thursday.

The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, 109 E. Second St., Ottawa, is expected to be closed both Thursday and Friday.

Meal delivery service for the Mid-America Nutrition Program will not be provided Thursday. Residents who usually receive hot meal delivery are expected to be given two meals Wednesday — one hot meal to be eaten that day and one picnic-style meal to cover meals not being delivered on Thursday, Mid-America Nutrition officials said.

Friends of the Library Bookstore and the Ottawa Library, 105 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, are to be closed Thursday as well.