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Friday, December 28, 2012 5:07 PM

Some Ottawa businesses, offices expected to close for New Year holiday

By The Herald Staff

Some area businesses, organizations and offices are expected to be closed as Ottawa and Franklin County transition to a new year.

The City of Ottawa offices will be closed New Year’s Day, but will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday. The offices are expected to be open for business Monday.

Franklin County government offices, excluding essential services, will be closed Tuesday, but are expected to re-open 8 a.m. Wednesday. The Franklin County Board of Commissioners will not have its study session Monday. The board plans to have its regular 8:30 a.m. Wednesday meeting in the commission chambers at the Franklin County Office Annex, 1428 S. Main St., Ottawa.

The U.S. Post Office, 401 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, will be closed Tuesday, but will operate on New Year’s Eve. The postal service also will not be delivering mail Tuesday.

Because of the postal closing, Herald customers will not receive a newspaper Tuesday. Instead, the next edition will be published Wednesday. Herald offices will be closed Tuesday, but normal operating hours are planned to resume 8 a.m. Wednesday at 104 S. Cedar St., Ottawa. The Herald offices are expected to close at 2 p.m. Monday.

The Ottawa Community Recreation Center/Goppert Building, 705 W. 15th St., Ottawa, will be open Monday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed New Year’s Day, and is expected to re-open 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Other area services also will not be available to residents during the holiday. The East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging, 132 S. Main St., will be closed Tuesday. The Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, 109 E. Second St., will be closed Monday and Tuesday, but will re-open 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The Ottawa Library, 101 S. Hickory St., is expected to close 1 p.m. Monday and be closed all day Tuesday. It will re-open 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Meal delivery service for the Mid-America Nutrition Program is expected to continue Monday, but will be canceled for Tuesday. In addition, the area meal sites will be open Monday, but closed Tuesday. Meal deliveries are expected to resume Wednesday.

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