OUT IN STYLE: Hatten celebrates years as a rural mail carrier

Allen E. Hatten is not in the habit of going around wearing a tuxedo all willy nilly. And, perhaps not many rural mail carriers don a tuxedo for their retirement party from the USPS. But, for Hatten it was the appropriate attire. He had planned to wear a tux on his last mail route and, … Read more

Rural Carrier Vehicle Struck On Hwy. 55 in Goldsboro, NC (PHOTO GALLERY)

Firefighters from Smith Chapel Fire Department and EMS Station 3 responded to a two vehicle accident Monday. The white Chevrolet car driven by postal carrier Bonnie Moody of Mount Olive was rear-ended by a Ford F-150 truck driven by Felipe Ibarra of Dudley just before lunchtime Monday on Highway 55 West between Mount Olive and … Read more

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 Gamst, know each other very well. They grew up together as siblings in the same … Read more

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 long time,” said Graham, a classic car enthusiast. “I thought it would be neat to … Read more

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 Township (Macomb County) union. The charge follows an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of … Read more

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, whose ice finesse as a college and junior league hockey player pushed him to try … Read more

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 always some rough spots here and there, but you look back and it was all … Read more

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 R. Goebel, 61, of Mahaska, were injured. McMillan was transported to Republic County Hospital following the collision … Read more

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 he steps into retirement, after 27 years. “My dad delivered this route years ago,” said … Read more

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 $1 million, she simply described it as fate. “When I saw it,” Tillman said, “I … Read more

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 traffic for about two hours in the vicinity of Harbeson and Anderson Corner roads. A … Read more

Coldspring post office to be renamed Friday for slain rural carrier

The Coldspring post office will be renamed Friday in honor of slain postal carrier Eddie “Marie” Youngblood, who was shot and killed on May 17, 2013, while delivering mail on her rural route in Coldspring. The renaming ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. Friday on the grounds of the post office, 14231 State Highway … Read more

Rural Carrier shot, car stolen in Spring Branch, TX, postal inspector says

SPRING BRANCH, Texas – A mail carrier was shot while on her route Saturday morning in Spring Branch, a U.S. Postal Service inspector said. Inspector Michael Martinez said the woman, who is a rural carrier and uses a private vehicle, was shot near Spring Branch and River Way roads about 9:30 a.m. Her vehicle was … Read more

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 old. He took the civil service exam when he was a freshman at Morehead State … Read more

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 Training Academy. Susan Wright, acting communications programs specialist with the U.S. Postal Service, said the … Read more

Neighborhood surprises rural mail carrier after lightning strike fire

A postal worker is thankful for the people on his route after they surprised him with gifts several times over. Harold Chandler delivers for the United States Postal Service in Summerville, but the father of three nearly lost everything when his home in Goose Creek home was struck by lightning and caught on fire in … Read more