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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,…


Rural mail carrier runs his last route

Keith Walterscheidt was a rural mail carrier for 29 years. As of Wed., May 31, Keith can say that he retired from the job. “It’s just been a pretty good place to work,” Keith said. “It’s like anything else, there’s…


Two injured when rural mail carrier’s car struck

CONCORDIA — Two men were injured about 10:50 a.m. Tuesday when a rural mail carrier’s car was struck from behind north of Concordia, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report. Mitchell D. McMillan, 21, of Mankato, and mail carrier Rellen…


Rural postal carrier retires after 27 years

  LEXINGTON — Through rain, sleet, hail or snow — and sunshine too — Dick Childress has driven about 613,575 miles delivering mail on a rural route that extends to the Custer County line. His last day was Friday, as…


NC Rural Carrier Wins $1 Million On Scratch-Off Ticket

RALEIGH, N.C. — Irene Tillman of Goldston has been the mail-woman for Route 24 in Chatham County for over 10 years. So when the number “24” turned out to be the lucky number on a scratch-off ticket that won her…


Delaware crash seriously injures rural mail carrier

A van pulled into the path of a mail truck in Harbeson, injuring a mail carrier who was airlifted to a hospital in serious condition, according to Delaware State Police. The accident happened about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 9, snarling…




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…