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Rural carrier, age 80, to hang up mailbag

Frances Higgs, a rural carrier who has delivered mail for the Superior, MT, Post Office for almost 40 years, will soon retire — at age 80. Before joining USPS in 1978, Higgs worked in a pharmacy in Colorado and later…





Family, friends grieve USPS worker killed on mail route Saturday

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – Family and friends are mourning a postal worker who died when her car went off the road Saturday night. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department identified her as 31-year-old Teelah Kappeler of Hanover, Indiana. Her car was found overturned in…




Union, MO RCA Hurt in Crash

A Union woman and postal service employee was hurt when the mail truck she was driving slid off the roadway and struck a utility pole Monday, Jan. 15. According to a Missouri State Highway patrol preliminary report Susan Luedde, 50,…






Barnum, MN mail delivery a family affair

Good-natured banter fills the sorting room of the Barnum Post Office each morning as the three rural mail carriers and the manager sort the mail and get it ready to deliver. The mail carriers, Tracy Matuseski, Karla Hofford and Holly…


Retiring rural carrier takes final spin in style

Denny Graham recently ended his 42-year Postal Service career in style. The Henderson, MN, rural carrier delivered the last few miles of his route in a 1948 Plymouth he restored himself. “It was something we’ve had in the family a…


Rural Letter Carriers Local Treasurer in Michigan Charged

On June 2, Brenda Schaefer, former treasurer of National Rural Letter Carriers Association Local 39, was charged in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in a one-count information with willful failure to maintain records of the Chesterfield…


Speed skating RCA is Olympic hopeful

Waukesha, WI, Post Office employees have an aspiring Olympian in their midst. Rural Carrier Associate Nick Turro hopes to compete in long-track speed skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. “I was always really fast,” said Turro,…