About 150 residents from the Adams County town of Prescott and the surrounding area showed up for the dedication of the new Post Office on May 21, 1960. The ceremonies, which were held indoors in a nearby building due to inclement weather, began with two numbers from the Prescott High School Band, followed by a welcome from the Prescott Postmaster. The main speaker of the evening was Allen Kane, a field director for the U.S. Postal Service based out of Sioux City. The ceremony was concluded with a flag-raising conducted by the local American Legion post. An open house followed at the new post office with free coffee and donuts provided by the Prescott Commercial Club.
The post office in Prescott is one of over 250 in the state being reviewed for potential closure; view the full Iowa post office closing list.