Highway 35 accident claims the life of rural mail carrier

  UPDATE – Authorities have released the identity of a Norfolk woman who was killed in a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger said that Francine Wolff, 57, of Norfolk was pronounced dead at the scene. UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Stanton County accident | News | norfolkdailynews.com HOSKINS, Neb. — One … Read more

Rural Carrier aids UPS crash victim

Rural Carrier Penny Clem was delivering mail one day last summer in tiny Broadlands, IL, when she spotted a UPS truck that had overturned on a remote gravel road. Clem immediately stopped to aid the driver, who had crawled out of the vehicle through the shattered windshield. The Postal Service employee called 911, shaded the … Read more

Rural carrier aids customers in moment of crisis

McCrory, AR, with a population of around 1,700, is “a small town where everyone knows everyone,” according to the local Postmaster. It’s no surprise, then, that Rural Carrier Associate Jenifer Taylor got word of an accident at a residence on her route, soon after she’d finished work. Concerned by the news, Taylor rushed to the … Read more

Rural carrier aids tricyclist, 94, lost in rural Maine

Rural Carrier Kevin Wescott was making deliveries one day last summer in Freeport, ME, when a 94-year-old woman riding an adult tricycle approached him. She seemed distraught and confused, so Wescott assured her he would help her. He immediately called 911 and comforted her until emergency responders arrived. Authorities determined that the woman resided at … Read more

Rural RCA saves teen’s life during dog attack

Rural Carrier Associate Abby Puckett was recently delivering mail in Corinth, MS, when she came upon an 18-year-old customer being attacked by five dogs. Puckett used repellent spray to safely end the attack, then called 911 after carrying the teenager to the postal vehicle to get out of harm’s way. Emergency responders rushed to the … Read more

New Equipment Maintenance Allowance Schedule for Rural Routes

Rural Carriers In accordance with the provisions of Article 9, section 2.J.3 of Handbook EL-902, Agreement Between the United States Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, effective March 27, 2021 (pay period 08-21), the equipment maintenance allowance (EMA) will increase to 73.0 cents per mile, or a minimum of $29.20 per day, whichever is … Read more