Rural Reach Day – Postal districts to celebrate program Jan. 24

The Postal Service will celebrate its lead-sharing program for rural carriers by designating Friday, Jan. 24, as Rural Reach Day. Across the nation, USPS districts will hold events to thank rural carriers for contributing to the program, which has generated more than $640 million in estimated annualized revenue since it began in 2008. “On Rural … Read more

Postal Service to mark 10th anniversary of Rural Reach

The Postal Service will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Rural Reach program on Thursday, Jan. 24. Rural Reach is a lead generation program for rural letter carriers to submit leads based on conversations they have with business customers. “The local business development specialist or district sales representative follows up with the customer to try … Read more

Rural Carrier delivers mail in a Mystery van

  MOSES LAKE — You might have seen it out and about. Bright blue and green, with orange letters all around that say “The Mystery Machine,” rambling down country roads, an arm sticking out occasionally, shoving mail into rural mailboxes. “It started out as a safety thing,” said Andrew Arnold, a rural mail carrier who … Read more

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 owned a used car dealership and tire shop in Superior with her husband. Her postal … Read more

In Rural America, the Postal Service Is Already Collapsing

As a late-season snow began to fall, Jessica, a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, sped down a country road in upstate New York toward the next mailbox along her route. Her left hand steadied the wheel of her nearly 10-year-old Jeep Compass as she slowed in front of the mailbox. With her … Read more

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 a creek along her postal route off East Little Brushy Fork Road in Jefferson County. … Read more

Brinson rural mail carrier retires after nearly four decades

Brinson bid adieu to Dennis Foulk, its rural mail carrier of 37 years, last Thursday. Foulk first started working for the U.S.P.S. as a substitute carrier in November of 1980, under Post Master Louise Scott.  He was promoted to regular carrier in August of 1984. Foulk spent his entire postal career delivering the mail for … Read more

Virginia rural mail carrier wins $4 million in Va. Lottery

PURCELLVILLE, Va. (ABC7) — A lucky man in Loudoun County has the feeling of being one in a million Thursday. Or more precisely, one in 1,305,600, the odds of winning the top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Hot Millions Multiplier game. Bill Malsch, a mail carrier who lives in Purcellville, has won that $4 million … Read more

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, Union, was driving a 1990 USPS truck on Crider Road, north of North Bend Road … Read more

Rural mail carrier hangs up mailbag after 45 years with the USPS

“I thought about working until Feb. 1 and then retiring. That would have given me a full 45 years working for the postal service. But I decided I really didn’t want to haul over the Christmas holidays. That’s one of our busiest times of the year. So I retired on Dec. 1 and figured I … Read more