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The Tonica News / • Friday, November 23, 2018


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Sources Where in the world is The Tonica News? Are you planning a vacation or holiday trip? Don’t forget to take along a copy of the The Tonica News. Once you get to your destination, have someone snap a photo of you holding the newspaper, and then send the photo to us along with pertinent information about who is in the photo and where you are. We’ll be happy to share your photo with other Tonica News readers, your friends, family and neighbors. Email your photo and information to You can also drop it by our office in Tonica.

(USPS 633340) Published every Friday at Tonica, IL 61370 Entered at Tonica Post Office as Periodical Mail $22 In LaSalle County $25 Outside of LaSalle County

Contact Editor, General Manager Jim Dunn Associate Editor Rita Roberts

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Postal Service releases its shipping deadlines for the holidays SHAW MEDIA The U.S. Postal Service has released deadlines for the holiday season, including the Dec. 20 deadline for first-class and priority mail, and Dec. 22 for priority express mail. The dates are estimates for delivery before Dec. 25, but actual delivery still varies on several conditions. The post office’s busiest time is two weeks before Christmas. Beginning the week of Dec. 10, customer traffic is expected to increase, and the postal service expects to deliver nearly 200 million packages per week during these two weeks. The week of Dec. 17-23 is predicted to be the busiest mailing, shipping and delivery week. During this week alone, the postal service expects to process and deliver nearly 3 billion pieces of first-class mail, including greeting cards. Packages can be shipped online at With the Click-N-Ship feature, consumers can order free priority mail boxes, print shipping labels, buy postage and request next-day package pickup. The postal service anticipates Monday, Dec. 17, to be the busiest day online. Nearly 105 million people are predicted to visit the USPS website between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

Deadlines to note: Tuesday, Dec. 11: Air/Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office, Diplomatic Post Office priority mail and firstclass mail Friday, Dec. 14: USPS retail ground Tuesday, Dec. 18: Air/Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office, Diplomatic Post Office priority mail express Thursday, Dec. 20: First-class mail (including greeting cards) Thursday, Dec. 20: First-class packages (up to 15.99 ounces) Thursday, Dec. 20: Hawaii, Alaska to mainland priority mail and firstclass mail Thursday, Dec. 20: Priority mail Saturday, Dec. 22: Hawaii, Alaska to mainland priority mail express Saturday, Dec. 22: Priority mail express

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