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KY Rural Carrier retires after 40 years with USPS

Last Saturday was Joe Calvert’s final day of work at the Morehead post office. Calvert, who has worked for the United States Postal Service for 40 years, began his career for the Morehead post office when he was 18 years…


Downtown post office home to rural carrier academy

KINGSPORT, TN – Kingsport’s downtown post office – previously on the market for about 18 months – is now serving a new role in the Tri-Cities region. A portion of the two-story building is now home to a Rural Carrier…




Rural Carrier to carry torch in state race

  Windfall, IN, Rural Carrier Angela Kemper-Grimes will be one of 2,200 Hoosiers who’ll carry a torch during a special relay run this fall to honor Indiana’s 200th anniversary. Each runner will pass the torch along a 3,200-mile route that…


Some mail saved from rural letter carrier’s charred Jeep

A fire that engulfed mail carrier Pat Ash’s Jeep Wrangler last week also destroyed some but not all of the mail inside. Marion firefighter Jim Davis discovered the mail. “It wasn’t until the fire was out that we realized there…




Rural mail carrier becomes pro fisherman

SELMER, Tenn. — Fishing from the time he was a little boy has led a former Selmer man into becoming a pro fisherman in addition to his regular job as a rural route postal carrier. Keith Amerson has been on…


Rural mail route carrier brings surprises 

When Kristi Hanna graduated from Northwest Missouri State University and began teaching first grade in Iowa, she never thought she’d return to Maryville, and she never thought she’d transition from teaching children to delivering mail for the United States Postal…


At 96, Rural Mail Carrier Smashes Normal Retirement Age

TAMARACK, Minn. — For most of us, retirement will come in our 60s. But Aitkin County mail carrier Bill Onstad is anything but your average worker. When asked how many years he’s been a mail carrier, Onstad quickly replies, “Well,…



Rural Carrier retires from Post Office at 85

After driving an 84-mile daily route delivering mail for the United States Postal Service (USPS), Soledad resident Elmer Canevascini retired at the age of 85. Monday was officially his last day but his friends and family gathered at the Soledad…


Passing the delivery milestone

Dell Rapids resident Robbin Baily’s personal odometer rolled past a million miles as a rural carrier for post offices in Colton and Chester. To recognize surpassing the delivery milestone without a preventable incident, Baily was inducted into the United States…