Some offices, banks to close in Columbus Day observance

2010-10-08T09:15:00Z Some offices, banks to close in Columbus Day observanceBy Eric Freeman Columbus Telegram

COLUMBUS — Some government offices and the most area banks will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day.

The Telegram will be open and publish its regular Monday edition.

The Columbus Post Office and the Platte County Courthouse will be closed Monday and resume regular business hours Tuesday.

The City of Columbus, Great Western Bank and Pinnacle Bank and branch locations will be open for business with regular business hours Monday.

BankFirst will open its main bank at 1371 26th Ave. but will close its branch office at 26th Avenue and U.S. Highway 30.

First National Bank & Trust Co. will close its main bank location at 2623 13th St. Monday resuming regular hours Tuesday. The First National branch at 1820 23rd St. will be open regular business hours on Columbus Day.

The following banks will be closed in observance of Columbus Day and will resume regular business hours Tuesday: Bank of the West, Columbus Bank & Trust, Cornerstone Bank, First Nebraska Bank and US Bank.

The United States Congress has designated 11 federal holidays.

The Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress in 1968 to guarantee federal employees had a three-day weekend for Columbus Day, Memorial Day and Presidents Day.

Although Congressional holidays apply only to employees of the federal government, the days have been adopted by other institutions and organizations.

Federal holidays that fall on a Saturday are observed the Friday before and those that fall on a Sunday are observed the next day.

The following are the other federal holidays: New Years Day, Jan. 1; Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., third Monday in January; Inauguration Day, Jan. 20 in the year after a presidential election;  Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day, first Monday in September; Veterans Day, Nov.11; Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November; and Christmas Day, Dec. 25.

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